Apple says iPad 2 is not delayed!

Tim Grey
23 March, 2011
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Apple has confirmed that the international launch of the iPad 2 will indeed by going ahead as planned, with the new tablet going on sale here in Australia on Friday, March 25.

“Everything that is on [Apple's U.K.] website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that’s when it’ll be,” an Apple spokesperson told

Speculation about a delayed international release date arose late last week following overwhelming demand for device in the states, combined with projected component shortages stemming from the earthquake and subsequent shutdown of manufacturing in Japan.

Because the Australian release of the first iPad came late due to supply problems after unprecedentedly high demand in the states, expectations of a delay this time around weren’t unreasonable.

Further rumours about pushing back the iPad 2 circulated when the Apple site in the Czech Republic stated the device would be out April 25. Thankfully, the month-long wait was in fact only an error in translation. The site was changed after freaking out Eastern Europeans and Antipodeans alike.

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