IPad 2 Is Due in April, Taiwanese Paper Says

New York Times

Friday, December 17, 2010 Business Day

DECEMBER 7, 2010, 6:18 PM

IPad 2 Is Due in April, Taiwanese Paper Says



Apple has trained customers, investors, bloggers and technology pundits to expect its products to be revamped on a yearly basis. The iPhone, for example, first went on sale late in June 2007.

The iPhone 3G followed in July 2008,

and the iPhone 3GS in June 2009.

The iPhone 4 arrived in June 2010.

So it is not surprising to see reports that the iPad 2 is expected to go on sale in April, a year after the original iPad went on sale in the United States.

DigiTimes, based in Taiwan, reported on Tuesday that Foxconn, which makes Apple products like the iPhone and iPad, plans to begin shipping an updated iPad as soon as the end of February, citing unnamed sources at Taiwan-based makers of electronics components.

DigiTimes, which tracks electronics companies in China and Taiwan closely, said that the new iPad was expected to go on sale in April.

An Apple spokeswoman, Trudy Muller, declined to comment.