iPad 2 Online Case Listings Removed: The Real Deal Or Not?

Whilst over recent weeks, news has been rife regarding Apple’s next generation iPad, today yet more information has come to light surrounding online iPad case listings and their subsequent removal. Over at itwire.com, the case listings which have been seen on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com, have been removed due to claims that they may not be the real deal.

As AppleInsider via The Wall Street Journal reported, a company thought to be that of Apple, has asked the iPad 2 cases to be removed from Alibaba’s web page, although it has been said that some cases could still be viewed on Friday 31 December 2010. Descriptions of the cases include: Cover for iPad 2, Lightweight and durable, Many colors available, Dustproof, Waterproof and so on, priced at just a few dollars.

John Spelich, Group Spokesman for Alibaba has commented by saying, “We do not know whether these products are what they say they are, but we have received a legitimate takedown request and are removing the listings.”

According to AppleInsider, Wall Street Journal contacted an unnamed gentleman from “FullChance Industrial Co. one of the case suppliers. He said that they had been working with Apple manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry that assembles together the iPhone and iPad, and that materials for the next generation iPad are first hand.

He went on to say that the case design is “Extremely accurate.” Spokespeople within Hon Hai Precision Industry have said that they have had no connection with the Alibaba.com case listings saying that the case suppliers comments were “hostile.”

Tell us what do you make of today’s news?