iPad 2 launch gets delayed in Japan


In the wake of destructive Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, almost all the verticals have taken a hit. The Information Technology sector in the country which has a strong hold globally is no stronger.

With Apple Inc. announcing on Tuesday, that the scheduled launch of iPad 2 would get a push forward due to serious situation in Japan, others in the domain are also monitoring the situation closely for any product start on. The iPad 2 was launched by the company chief Steve Jobs in the US on March 2 and was scheduled to hit Japan on March 25. The company, however would start selling the product in 26 other countries including Mexico, New Zealand and Spain in Europe as per the initial date, 25th March.

“We are delaying the launch of iPad 2 in Japan, while the country and our teams focus on recovering from the recent disaster,” said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris. A new launch date hasn’t been decided upon yet. Apple Inc. is reviewing things from all the angles and feels that the country is in a crunch situation at the moment. ‘There is no need to hurry up on things and it would rather wait till the time things don’t get eased up.’, one of the officials added.

The company spokesperson further confirmed that the Apple’s facilities and retail locations are open and functioning as usual, with the exception of one store in Sendai Ichibancho.