Foxconn’s plants in Shenzen have been recently notified that initial shipments, will reach around half a million units:
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. Since Foxconn’s new plants in Chengdu are still in pilot production, iPad 2 will be mainly supplied by its Shenzhen plants, while the company’s upstream component partners have all been notified of the shipments schedule.
Don't forget to include a retina display with the new iPad!
I guess no iPad 2 for Christmas!
Here are some features that we can expect:
- A 9.7-inch “retina” display similar to the iPhone 4’s
- A front-facing camera and a built-in FaceTime video phone app
- Expanded support for AirPlay streaming