iPad 2 to Launch in Japan on Thursday, April 28th

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A new report from Nikkei Shimbun – the Japanese newspaper behind the iPhone 6 LCD rumors – claims the iPad 2 will finally launch in Japan on Thursday, April 28th. The second-generation tablet was delayed for over a month due to the earthquake and tsunami that recently devastated vast parts of the country.

Apple announced that it would be delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan in the middle of March – stating its teams were focusing on recovering from the recent disaster – and the company is yet to release an update on the delay.

The iPad 2 was scheduled to launch in Japan on March 25th – the same day it hit 25 other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Norway and the U.K.

If Nikkei’s claims are accurate, the iPad 2 will launch in Japan just a day after the white iPhone 4 is released worldwide; a busy week for Apple, it seems.

  • Tonysilva

    I have submitted my email address to Apple (on its Japanese Apple Store site) to be notified when the iPad 2 is available, but haven’t gotten anything yet. The release date (tomorrow!) would be great timing, as Friday is the first of several holidays occurring in the next week or so, collectively known as “Golden Week.” Hope this is real. Japan nerds…any word?

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