The iPad has been a great success for Apple, and we are expecting them to announce the second generation iPad early next year. According to Digitimes, the iPad 2 or iPad HD, or whatever Apple decides to call it will be shipped by February 2011.
Digitimes are reporting that Foxconn, the current manufacturers of the iPad and iPhone will begin shipping the iPad 2 within the next 100 days, which could mean by the end of February 2011.
It looks like the initial iPad 2 shipments may be around the 400,000 to 600,000 mark, and these will increase until it goes on sale in the early spring, which would tie in with the one year anniversary of the launch of the original iPad.
We are hoping that the iPad 2 will have a range of new features over the existing model, one of the rumored new features is dual cameras, to take advantage of Apple’s FaceTime software that is currently available on the iPhone 4.
We are also expecting to see a higher resolution display in the iPad 2, either a similar display to the Retina Display in the iPhone 4 or a HD display which we suspect will support HD video in 720p rather than full HD in 1080p.