The iOS 4.3 beta recently seeded to developers is apparently a minefield of clues about Apple Inc.’s devices as reports say that an image included in the beta release indicates that the iPad 2 will be launched on Feb. 9.
According to iPad.net, the snapshot of iPad’s home screen may just confirm previous rumors that the iPad 2 will be released on the said date.
The calendar icon on the image displays Wednesday, 9, which iPad.net says could be February the 9th which is a Wednesday.
However, March 9 also falls on a Wednesday making it a possible launch date for the iPad 2.
The image came from the second beta release of iOS 4.3 which has recently given developers the hint that the iPad 2 will have two cameras.
According to iPad.net 9to5 Mac notes that Apple has given hints through calendar icons of launch dates for its products.
The site reports:
“According to 9to5mac, a promo image for the iPhone 4 showed a calendar date of a Monday the 7th—prior to the device being officially announced on Monday, June 7, 2010. A similar case occurred with an image of the iPhone 3G, which left a clue that the phone would later launch on Monday, June 9, 2008.”
The report says that a Feb. 9 launch would be sensible since HP will be announcing their own tablet on that day.
However, Verizon will be launching its iPhone 4 Feb. 10 and iPad.net notes that an iPad 2 release a day before the Verizon iPhone 4 will launch may be too many big Apple events in two consecutive days.