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Apple delays Japanese iPad 2 launch

Apple has announced that it is delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. “We are delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan while the country and our teams focus on recovering from the recent disaster,” said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. Reuters reports that Apple has yet to provide a new launch date for the iPad 2 in the country, although it plans to launch the device in more than 20 additional countries next week. Demand for the iPad 2 has been strong in the U.S., with most retailers sold out, and Apple’s website now showing a 4-5 week shipping wait for new orders.

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We are recovering from a devastating disaster, need food and water, are having trouble getting money in and out of banks due to the rolling blackouts, nuclear reactors could melt down any moment, many are still trying to establish lines of communication with friends and loved ones, and are still suffering from aftershocks. I think the delay is justified and understandable.

Posted by Charles Starrett on March 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM (CDT)

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