Speculation regarding the FaceTime having, thinner bodied, retina displaying iPad 2 is starting to heat up with reports coming in from DigiTimes which suggests that the highly anticipated device will begin shipping units in February 2011. The Report is basically saying that Apple has told Foxconn (the next generation iPad manufacturer) that initial shipments will begin in the next 100 days. The report states that 400,000 – 600,000 looks like the magic number of devices for the initial shipment which is fairly odd based on the fact that Apple sold 300,000 of the original iPads on it launch day. Of course this is still speculation in our opinions but keep it here for further updates as the story develops. Hit up the source link to read the report and let us know what you think in the comments.
A new report Tuesday morning suggests Apple has notified Foxconn, its next-generation iPad manufacturer, that initial shipments will commence in the next 100 days. The unconfirmed report originates from China’s industry watchdog, DigiTimes, and suggests that initial shipments will be in the 400,000 to 600,000 range. Those numbers seem quite low for the sequel to a device that is selling as well the iPad — Apple sold 300,000 iPads on its first day of availability and it reached the 1 million mark in 28 days. The company is currently selling over 1 million units each month. If DigiTimes’ report is accurate, we could see a large second shipment shortly after the first one, with Foxconn’s new plants in Chengdu possibly ramping up volume following the initial production runs in Shenzhen. Apple’s iPad 2 is expected to feature a thinner case, a Retina Display, a gyroscope and FaceTime support.
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