March 23rd is the date for Stage 2 of the new iPad’s international rollout. It will be released in 26 more countries on that date – as shown in Engadget’s photo above.
The initial release of the new iPad on March 16 is in the US and nine other countries.
If memory serves, this second stage rollout is set to happen in roughly the same timeframe as last year with the iPad 2, or perhaps even a week faster. So maybe all those reports of early production ramp-ups for the next-gen iPad were on target.
I’m sure we’ll see many more countries added to the rollout list over coming weeks.