New iPad to launch in April

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Apparently, Foxconn, the company that manufactures all of Apple’s stuff, will start shipping the new iPads in February to brace for an April launch. This exciting new iPad is said to make it more like a computer and less like a super-sized iPod Touch, giving it a USB port and camera (not to mention other previously-released goodies like a Retina Display and a gyroscope).

The sources pointed out that the iPad 2 will ship as soon as the end of February in 2011. Apple originally planned to start mass production in January, but because the device’s firmware is currently still in testing, Apple has been postponing the schedule.

-Digitimes

Initial shipments are said to be somewhere between 400,000 and 600,000. This is exciting, isn’t it?

[DigiTimes via iPodTouchFans]