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UK iPad 2 Launch Still on Schedule for Friday


With tight supplies in the United States and potential production issues related to the effects of the Japanese earthquake, some have wondered whether Apple will be forced to delay its first round of international iPad 2 launches scheduled for this Friday. But according to TechRadar, the launch remains on schedule, at least in the UK.

Many suspected that the launch of the skinny new Apple tablet would be pushed back due to stock demand in the US - a similar thing happened with the launch of the first iPad last year.

However, Apple told us, "Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that's when it'll be."

Apple previously announced that the first wave of international iPad 2 launches will occur in the following 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The company decided last week, however, to delay the Japanese launch as the country seeks to recover from the earthquake and associated disasters.

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