iPad 2 launch delayed ahead of Friday's global rollout

Apple push some iPad 2 releases back to April 25th

Second-gen iPad hits delays in launch week

Apple has revealed the launch of the iPad 2 will be postponed in the Czech Republic, fuelling fears of widespread delays to the tablet’s global rollout this Friday, March 25th.

Originally pegged to receive the second-generation Apple tablet alongside 25 other nations this Friday, Czech Apple fans will now follow those residing in Japan in having to wait until April 25th to get their hands on the slimmed down device following high demand in the US and the earthquake in Japan effecting stock levels.

With the UK set to join nations such as Canada, Australia and Spain in hosting the iPad 2 later this week, fears have been raised that the stock issues will limit availability of the in-demand tablet on launch day with further delays expected.

Unveiled earlier this month with the widely expected addition of front and rear facing cameras, the new A5 dual-core processor and a dramatically slimmer, flat-backed form factor, the iPad 2 officially launched in the US recently with a reported 1 million units being sold in the US throughout the opening weekend.

As speculation mounts surrounding stock shortages causing release delays for a UK market, an Apple spokesperson has reportedly quashed concerns announcing: "Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that's when it'll be."

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