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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. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      They on fiyaaa
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      I'm so sad. I cant get my hands on one either. And to think my buddy works at an apple store and wouldn't hold me one. What a friend.
    1. bcastro's Avatar
      bcastro -
      I am here at the Naperville, IL store and people are waiting in line in hopes that todays shipment has some coming in. Crazy! Probably about 75 people in line.
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Yay. More waiting...
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      im so happy i ordered online ha
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wildgene789 View Post
      im so happy i ordered online ha
      I'm so happy I'm posting on mine ha
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I'm so happy I'm posting on mine ha
      as jealous as i am im glad i didnt make the choice of going to the store and hoping to get one ha thursday is my big day
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wildgene789 View Post
      as jealous as i am im glad i didnt make the choice of going to the store and hoping to get one ha thursday is my big day
      Oh I didn't hope, I was 2nd in line
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      I too ordered at 4 am last friday
      glad i did.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Knowing where I live, I shouldn't have any problem getting an iPad 2 when I want one. lol
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Demand =\= false hype from Apple to make people think its so amazing they can't keep up production.

      Just another way for apple to keep their fanboys hooked.
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      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.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      This was expected seeing as the plants shut down over there for holidays last month.
    1. SpikeyDan's Avatar
      SpikeyDan -
      Anyone think the earthquake affecting japan and other parts of the world might affect shipment? I mean FFS people are dying and all you care about is your delivery of a new toy. Shame on you all. I hope your orders are at the bottom of the ocean and you have to wait longer for them.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Demand =\= false hype from Apple to make people think its so amazing they can't keep up production.

      Just another way for apple to keep their fanboys hooked.
      How many millions of units does a company have to sell before you are willing not to write it off as just hooked fanbois?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Demand =\= false hype from Apple to make people think its so amazing they can't keep up production.

      Just another way for apple to keep their fanboys hooked.
      I respectfully disagree. If you saw the lines and how many were sold, you would realize that it is not just some hype.
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      You'd think that, by now, Apple would know to make even more extra because of how fast their supplies get depleted...
    1. roseolegario's Avatar
      roseolegario -
      it's so sad to know how humans are so attached to electronic devices nowadays...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      I respectfully disagree. If you saw the lines and how many were sold, you would realize that it is not just some hype.
      Furthermore, I would say that a healthy percentage of people in line around me didn't have iPhones and several were senior citizens. As much as people hate it, there is an extremely huge demand for this device.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I don't understand the discontent. It is great at what it is designed to do.