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  • iPad 2 Buyers Reporting Fastest Delivery Estimates from AT&T


    On Friday, Nick reported that Apple had begun estimating deliveries for the first batch of online iPad 2 purchases to take place between March 18th-March 25th. Consumers, however, have since started reporting much faster delivery estimates are coming from AT&T, although it isn't clear just how widespread those estimates are. Several customers we've heard from say that they placed their order Friday morning only to learn that their free two-day delivery will come possibly as early as Monday.

    As of Saturday morning, based on feedback and reports, the lion share of iPad 2 orders placed online through Apple put delivery at 3-5 business days. Not bad. But it looks as though many iPad 2 buyers who ordered from AT&T will have their tablets March 14 or 15th at the latest. Of course, a delivery estimate is just that - an estimate. And there could be many lucky Apple customers who similarly find at an iPad 2 on their doorstep early next week.

    For now, it appears that Apple's online reserves as vastly more limited than they were for other recent product launches. This time around, Apple clearly made retail availability a higher priority than prompt online shipping times. As Apple scrambled to get the second-generation iPad on Walmart, Target, Best Buy, AT&T, and Verizon shelves - let alone their own - it's understandable how Apple's online inventory could have been drastically more limited than usual.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Buyers Reporting Fastest Delivery Estimates from AT&T started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      My online order says delivers Apri 6. The smart cover delivers March 31. Im glad i waited in line.
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      i ordered online yesturday my order is coming march 22-27 it also says 5-7 day shipping
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Pretty long waiting time...
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      I guess AT&T is just faster all around
    1. mawinget's Avatar
      mawinget -
      I just ordered mine, online shipping time is April 11.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Can't order a white 64 GB 3G + Wifi just black!
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      I am so happy!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That's a lot of waiting. The wal-mart by me still has them in stock..maybe I should buy then sell them to ppl who don't want to wait so long

      They may get fast returns too with all the backlight bleeding being reported unfortunately.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Mine said April 8th what's the point for online ordering when instantly put on backorder for 1 month?
    1. mpf541's Avatar
      mpf541 -
      Now I know why they did not do a preorder. They would have been out right away. My online order says deliver by April 14. So I guess I did preorder it. But on the bright side all the accessories will arive at least a week before the ipad does.
    1. hoqts's Avatar
      hoqts -
      I pre order mines online for the white one 32GB + 3G and already recieved a tracking number from apple that i will recieve mines by 3/17. It should not take that long.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoqts View Post
      I pre order mines online for the white one 32GB + 3G and already recieved a tracking number from apple that i will recieve mines by 3/17. It should not take that long.
      True, I called apple asking for expedited ship option and was told no! I would pay $50 more to get mine faster lol
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      apples shipping is always fast for just about anything
    1. apen09's Avatar
      apen09 -
      I ordered mine and the delivery date is on mar 22-29 (5-7 shipping days). But when i checked the status, the ipad still hasn't been shipped, the accessories are already in-transit for delivery. I hope it gets here on time.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      Pretty long waiting time...
      Online ordering was made available at 1am on march 11 retail 5pm, the online orders should get first priority and not april 8th and 11th delivery times.....smh