We have heard earlier today that the new iPad 2 is expected to launch next week, on Wednesday the 2nd of March, and now the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac are reporting that the iPad 2 will go on sale by the end of March.
The end of March sounds about right for the shipping date if the iPad 2 is officially announced next week, although we are not sure if this will actually be the worldwide shipping date or just for the US.
When the original iPad went on sale last year, it was available in the US first and then went on sale in the UK and Europe a couple of months later, lets hope that it launches worldwide at the same time and those of us who live in the UK and Europe don’t have to wait a few extra months.
Updated 23rd February 16.53 GMT
Apple has now sent out official invites for its iPad 2 event on the 2nd of March, full details at the link below.
Apple has just launched their third generation iPad, the iPad 3 and they now sell it along with the iPad 2, have a look at our handy iPad 3 vs iPad 2 guide to find out the difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 2.