After a successful launch in the U.S. earlier this month, Apple’s iPad 2 will finally be available in Canadian stores starting at 5pm tonight.
The new device is thinner and faster than its predecessor and comes with two cameras for video chat.
According to 680News, customers have been waiting in anticipation of the iPad 2, outside of downtown Toronto’s Apple Store since 7:30am yesterday morning.
With the iPad 2 release, industry analysts are forecasting that one million devices may have been sold within the first weekend of the U.S. launch. In contrast to the first generation iPad which went on sale last year, it sold 500,000 units in week one and one million were sold in 28 days. This year, analysts are predicting Apple will sell more than 30 million iPad 2s this year, equaling almost $20B in sales.
With the recent earthquake and tsunami tragedy to hit Japan, Apple has had to delay the sales of its iPad 2 there.
Research firm, iSuppli, said some of the iPad 2’s components come from Japan, however Apple has said the sales delay in the country has nothing to do with component shortages.