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  • iPad 2 Demand Pushes Delivery Time to 4-5 Weeks


    On Tuesday, Apple once again revised its estimated shipping time for orders placed online for the new iPad 2. And the revision isn't going to be well-received by prospective iPad 2 buyers eager to get their hands on the second generation tablet. According to individuals who placed their orders this morning, Apple has delayed shipping times again, saying it may now take four to five weeks for delivery.

    Despite initial rumors that Apple stores were getting massive iPad 2 shipments yesterday (and opening their doors extra early today) it appears that the supply shortage has somehow worsened between Monday into Tuesday. By all accounts, the iPad 2 remains sold-out, with any new inventory quickly being snatched seemingly within moments of hitting shelves. For now, Apple isn't addressing supply shortages except to say that "demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing. We are working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible."

    On each of the iPad 2's three business days of availability so far (Friday, Monday, and Tuesday), the estimated shipping time has been extended by a matter of weeks. While some analysts believe that delivery times could reach upwards of eight weeks before the end of this week, Apple is reportedly turning on the supply faucet to a substantial degree to prevent any significant customer outrage and potential loss of business to a competing tablet.

    Although the precise numbers aren't yet known, Wall Street analysts believe that Apple has likely sold somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million iPad 2s since the Friday product launch.

    Source: MSNBC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Demand Pushes Delivery Time to 4-5 Weeks started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I just scored a 16GB WIFI iPad with a smart cover for $575 of craigslist!! That's $7 LESS than I would have paid retail after tax in Texas. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I'm so happy I'm posting on mine ha
      Don't rub it in now sweetie..

      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      I got one better. My brother-in-law who is the manager of an Apple store overnighted a 3G 64Gb to me Friday morning. I recieved it Saturday morning and i didn't have to wait in line for hours.
      Tell your brother in law to hook me up to please? Pretty please? White 64 Wifi 3G AT&T
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      this is only going to get worse so GET YOURS
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      I love how many on other site are saying that the iPad 2 should be passed by and that it's missing many features still, and yet iPad 2 is sold out EVERYWHERE and there is such a huge backorder list
      I'm not saying you are wrong, BUT, would you mind providing the links? Pretty much every site i've read loves the iPad 2.
    1. apwtwenty's Avatar
      apwtwenty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I just scored a 16GB WIFI iPad with a smart cover for $575 of craigslist!! That's $7 LESS than I would have paid retail after tax in Texas. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside
      o man, how? u suck!
    1. capufo's Avatar
      capufo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      I love how many on other site are saying that the iPad 2 should be passed by and that it's missing many features still, and yet iPad 2 is sold out EVERYWHERE and there is such a huge backorder list
      Dude like I said before The brand sells more than anything apple can make and Icrap and they would sell it to you and you will like it even tho there are better ones out there. I'm yet to buy an iPad I have enough with my iPhone and my laptop when Ithey add a USB to an iPad it could be called a portable computer other than that it's an oversized iPod touch the apps make it what it is.

      Apple will continue with their game adding a little bit of speed to both the iPhone and the iPad each year. So people would be force
      To kinda get a new one. And yeah I'm
      Saying this because I went from iPhone 3G,3GS, and iPhone 4 lol I'll just stay away from their adds to prevent me from buying more lol u seen then and all u can think is "I have to have this now lol"
    1. iCR4C's Avatar
      iCR4C -
      I guess I'm not getting one for a while!!!!!


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    1. shaquk's Avatar
      shaquk -
      I am really getting annoyed bya pple now. they always do that just to keep up the hype, short supplies, queues outside every bloody story, and the most annoying thing is that here in NYC, every apple store has a line of about what feels like 1500 chinese people of every age (grandparents, kids as young as 12 and all the rest) standing in the queue, each buying 3 or 4 ipad 2's, with one guy waiting outside with a van, storing all ipads in the boot. Go to chinatown and you will see lots of ipads for a markup of $500+ on sale.
      All the apple employees over here are saying the same. The Prince st one even had a translator in mandarin on Saturday morning to explain to the group how to queue up and behave. Yesterday there was a 2hr queue at the 5th ave flagshoip store to get ipad 2 smart covers...CRAZY!!!!

      I am ordering mine next week online in London.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by shaquk View Post
      I am really getting annoyed bya pple now. they always do that just to keep up the hype, short supplies, queues outside every bloody story, and the most annoying thing is that here in NYC, every apple store has a line of about what feels like 1500 chinese people of every age (grandparents, kids as young as 12 and all the rest) standing in the queue, each buying 3 or 4 ipad 2's, with one guy waiting outside with a van, storing all ipads in the boot. Go to chinatown and you will see lots of ipads for a markup of $500+ on sale.
      All the apple employees over here are saying the same. The Prince st one even had a translator in mandarin on Saturday morning to explain to the group how to queue up and behave. Yesterday there was a 2hr queue at the 5th ave flagshoip store to get ipad 2 smart covers...CRAZY!!!!

      I am ordering mine next week online in London.
      I think someone needs a burping.