Apple has confirmed that it will be selling the iPad 2 and currently has an unclickable banner on top of its shopping section announcing the launch; pity though that you cannot actually register your interest.
The mobile carrier, which is part of the Everything Everwhere brand, has started to discount its existing iPad range which can be had for as little as £99 when purchased with a two year contract; one which includes 1GB anytime, 1GB quiet time and 10GB BT Openzone Wi-Fi traffic for as little as £25 per month.
In a press release, Orange said that it will offer the Wi-Fi + 3G version of the phone as well as dedicated data plans for the iPad 2 in the forthcoming weeks but didn't give any details regarding whether they will subsidise the tablet the same way as the iPad 2 - £200 upfront and £25 a month for the cheapest one.
The iPad 2 is set to be launched in the UK on the 25th of March, two weeks after its launch in the US. It has a dual core CPU and GPU as part of the new A5, which looks very much like a remixed version of the A4 with much better graphics.
As for other mobile carriers, O2 has already said that it will not sell the iPad 2 while Vodafone, T-Mobile and Three have yet to confirm anything.