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Apple iPad 2 could ship as early as February, report says [Updated]

Chinese manufacturer Foxconn Electronics, which builds some Apple products, could start shipping Apple's iPad 2 as soon as February, according to a report published by the DigiTimes news website Tuesday. AppleiPad

The report cites unnamed sources at Foxconn who said Apple had planned to possibly start mass production of the next-generation iPad in January.

But those plans were postponed until about February, as the tablet's hardware and specifications have not been finalized by Apple, according to the report.

[Updated 9:37 a.m.: Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said the company "declines to comment on rumors."]

Apple has sold more than 7 million iPads so far this year.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Image: Apple iPad. Credit: Apple Inc.

 
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