In the wake of last weeks devastating earthquake and tsunami, Apple, Inc. has announced that it will postpone the release of its iPad 2 tablet in Japan. The iPad 2 was scheduled to launch in twenty six international markets including Japan on the 25th of March; the company will go forward with its release in the other twenty five markets. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, including our employees and their families, who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy, wrote an Apple spokesperson. The company has yet to communicate a new launch date for the product. Wonder what this does for availability in US.