The iPad 2 has been launched today( 09/03/2011 ) in the US, but what differences are there compared to the launch of the original version?
With the iPad 2 consumers have not been able to pre-order or reserve the device on the Apple Store, unlike the original iPad which could be preordered three weeks ahead of launch. People can buy an iPad 2 from a bigger choice of outlets. Last time the device was only available from Apple and Best Buy on day one, now you can add Target, Wal-Mart, Sam ’s Club, Verizon and AT&T to your choices.
The US is getting the device today ( 09/03/2011 ), but in two weeks time another 26 countries will be having the iPad 2. With the original it was launched in the US in April, only another 9 countries got it towards the end of May. Josh Lowensohn over at Cnet is reporting that there is also a bigger choice in model variations besides color on launch day.