Apple fanatics, mark your calendars: the Apple iPad 2 will supposedly be released on the first or second Saturday in April, and will be available exclusively through the Apple store for up to six months; retailers like Walmart and BestBuy may have to wait as late as October before they can sell the new tablet from Apple.
The rumored release date — which was leaked by German site MacNotes and subsequently contained questionable facts due to translation issues — applies only to the United States however, with the iPad 2 coming to other countries sometime in July.
This isn’t the first time that those outside of the US have gotten short-changed when it comes to Apple products. When the original iPad was released, it was not made available to Germany, Mexico, China, and six other countries until approximately two months later. Likewise, countries like Germany, the UK, France, and Japan received the iPhone 4 only after it was released in the US.
Previous reports have indicated that the iPad successor will feature a retina display, a USB port, and front- and rear-facing cameras. Case modifications have also indicated that there will be modifications to the iPad’s size and speaker.