Official iPad 2 Release Date: March 11 US, March 25 Others

The Apple iPad 2 had just been officially announced and we’ve already given you details of the official pricing and specs the new design and the A5 chip, and there will be a lot more articles coming shortly. For now we wanted to give you the official release date news from the Apple event.

The next-generation iPad, now officially named the iPad 2, will be available in the U.S. on March 11 and will then be available in 26 more countries on March 25. We also told already how for lovers of everything white a White iPad 2 is also being released, maybe to make up for the White iPhone 4 never materializing.

Rather oddly it doesn’t appear as though it’s possible to pre-order your iPad 2. A look at apple.com tells us you can order online on March 11 with free, fast shipping or head down to your nearest Apple retail store from 5pm on March 11 where you can also get a free Personal Setup. Prices begin at $499.

So there’s not too much longer to wait and we’d like to know what you think so far about the iPad 2? Will you be heading out on March 11 to be one of the first to grab hold of one or maybe you have your sights set on another tablet altogether? Let us know by sending us your comments please.