Earlier today we also brought you the news that the higher-definition display that has been speculated, is more likely to come to the iPad 3 rather than the iPad 2. Here’s one that almost is too easy to believe. The original iPad had a 27 on the calendar app and was presented on January 27th. The new iPad has a 9 so one would think that Apple’s presentation will be on February 9th (a Wednesday).
Also, a February 9th announcement would mean a 2+ month lead time for the iPad 2, assuming an April release date. Our writer and in-house Apple expert John Brownlee, noted the lead time was long for the original iPad, but that was a new product and the speculation about it had gotten completely out of hand by January 2010. He expects a shorter turn-around time between the iPad 2 announcement and its release date, possibly under a month.
Apparently the image is supposed to be from an iPad 2 launch homescreen that shows a calendar application date of February 9. This matches what happened last year when a leaked shot of the original iPad showed a calendar application date of January 27, which indeed turned out to be the date that Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the iPad to the world.
Earlier this month Apple released a beta version of iOS 4.3 to developers, who in typical fashion, promptly uncovered all sorts of hidden gems, including a hint about the announcement of the iPad 2. Within iOS 4.3, developers uncovered an image in the iOS that allows user to preview wallpaper selections by overlaying array of standard iOS icons, including an icon for Facetime, Camera, and Photobooth. While these fall in line with previous rumors that the iPad 2 will sport front and rear facing cameras, some allege a clue can be found within the build’s calendar icon.
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