iPad 2 release date set for February 9th following leak?

Second generation iPad to touch down next month

February 9th pegged as iPad 2 unveiling

Updated: Apple iPad 2 officially launches with front and rear-facing cameras, a dual core processor, and a slim new design. Read all about it here

The much hyped arrival of the Apple iPad 2 is scheduled to occur early next month on February 9th, new leaked images of the mooted device suggest.

An image which reportedly depicts the homescreen of the iPad 2 launch shots has leaked online with the calendar application showing the date as February 9th. This speculative launch date evidence adds gains a speck of conviction as the homescreen of last year’s original iPad unveiling saw the calendar app depicting the date as January 27th, matching the date Steve Jobs took to the stage and shook the tech industry.

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With the expected arrival of the iPad 2 now just a few short weeks away, the rumour mill of what specifications and features the second generation tablet will boast has kicked into overdrive with everything from a Retina display and dual-cameras to an SD card slot and a slimmer form factor suggested.

Following the unveiling of iOS 4.3 Beta version 2 recently, iPad-bound icons have been found for Camera, FaceTime and PhotoBooth applications, all but confirming the inclusion of the much anticipated and competitively required front and rear-facing camera inclusions.

When do you think Apple will grandly unveil its second generation iPad, February 1st, February 9th or to coincide with the opening day of Mobile World Congress on February 14th? Share your thoughts with us via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds and stay tuned to the T3.com for all the latest on the upcoming iPad 2 arrival.

Via: TechRadar