Will Apple unveil iPad 2 on February 9? iOS 4.3 Calendar icon hints yes!

Will Apple unveil iPad 2 on February 9? An icon hints yes!

Florian wrote in to tell us about something he found in iOS 4.3 beta 2 that makes him think Apple might just announce the hotly rumored iPad 2 on February 9:

When looking at the preview for a chosen background in the settings app in iOS 4.3 beta 2 you can see that the calendar-icon shows a 9. Looking at the screenshots of the iPad homescreen in the Apple Store, the icon shows a 27. Since Apple presented the first generation of the iPad on Jan. 27th 2010, I think this is a clear evidence for the iPad 2 to be unveiled on Feb. 09th 2011.

Direction or misdirection? What do you think does February 9 sound like a good day for Apple and iPad 2 to take the stage?

UPDATE: Looks like Feb. 9 has been used for the overlay previous to iOS 4.3 beta 2. Rumor smashed. [BGR]


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Will Apple unveil iPad 2 on February 9? iOS 4.3 Calendar icon hints yes!


Maybe it is just schedule for the release of iOS 4.3.
I'm sticking to my believe that the iPad 2 announcement is 3 to 4 weeks before shipping. Maybe 2 weeks. So it's going to be early March.

Sorry to burst your bubble but I have to ask whatever happened to journalists researching and checking their sources.
Yes the overlay on 4.3 shows the 9th... but so does the overlay on all other versions for the iPad!

it might just as well be March or April 9, one should not read too much into these details...

What a pointless article.
I'd love it if all Apple bloggers provided 2 RSS feeds - one with rumours and one without, although I'm worried the one without may be very brief indeed.

You're the one who's pointless.......
If you hate Apple you should visit some other place.....

I wonder how many original iPad units are still unsold? Would Apple like to sell a certain number before they announce iPad 2? Of course it may not make a difference at all.