Apple iPad Next Gen Tablet to Start Shipping in Feb; Foxconn Says Launching in April

December 7, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Hinting some hot and sweet news for Apple fans, Foxconn Electronics has told that it is expecting to ship Apple’s next generation iPad within the next 100 days. Though such pin point accuracy is hard to keep with time rolling faster these days, the company seems to be confident in its claims.  The available info suggests that Apple has ordered for an initial shipment of 400,000 to 600,000 units.

As per the calculation of the company the shipments will start by the end of February in 2011. Actually, Apple’s plan was to start iPad2 production a little earlier. But some glitches with the firmware of the device have pushed the company to postpone the mass production of iPad2 beyond January.

The firmware is still in the testing face to fix the technical snags. Foxconn said that its Shenzhen plant in China will be the main manufacturing plant for iPad2 since its new plants in Chengdu are still hatching out the pilot devices.

Well, the Apple iPad is doing really good in the markets despite the presence of strong rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. By the third quarter of 2010, Apple had sold 4.19 million units of the device.

The first nine month’s sale of the iPad in 2010 together makes to a staggering 7.5 million units. Once the figures of the year-end holiday sales come out, the iPad is expected to overtake the rivals very far by the number of units sold in 2010. Moreover, introduction into South Korea and Latin America also is expected to give leverage to the global market performance of the iPad.

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