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  • Dramatic Improvement in iPad Shipping Times



    If you're yet to order an iPad, there's an excellent possibility you'll be sparred much of the lag time a majority of tablet buyers experienced earlier this year when the Apple device first went on sale. Since April, there have been reports of some folks having to wait days if not weeks to get their iPad. But now it seems Apple has reconciled supply with demand. And, as a result, getting an iPad via online order should now be pretty seamless.

    From CNN Money:

    On Saturday, 170 days after Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad, supply officially caught up to demand, at least on Apple.com. Orders placed today now ship within 24 hours, like any other Apple product except the iPhone.
    In case you're wondering, that super-fast 24-hour turnaround time applies to new orders of both the Wi-Fi and 3G iPad in all variations of storage capacity. Prior to the most recent shipping time improvement (3 to 5 days) the overwhelming bulk of online iPad buyers had to wait better than a week (7 to 10 days) for their order to arrive. Although Apple hasn't announced its new, faster shipping time with great fanfare, the improvement is being widely noticed and, consequently, reported across the world wide web.

    During its first three months of sales, Apple moved better than 3 million units and was repeatedly forced to admit to depleted inventories and delay debut dates, particularly in overseas markets.

    CNN Money
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dramatic Improvement in iPad Shipping Times started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Thev0rtex's Avatar
      Thev0rtex -
      Good to know, but I already bought one online and it came in two days.
    1. flightsim's Avatar
      flightsim -
      Craigslist and half off ftw
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      thanks captain obvious...
    1. Pizentu's Avatar
      Pizentu -
      Are ipad sold in stores? Or are they always out of stock? I hope to get one next month and dont wanna be like trying to buy a wii for my kids a few years ago. Wiis were no where to be found forever.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
      Are ipad sold in stores? Or are they always out of stock? I hope to get one next month and dont wanna be like trying to buy a wii for my kids a few years ago. Wiis were no where to be found forever.
      yeah lol. my mum was getting me one for xmas when they first came out and she was waiting in the game shop and asked a worker if there where any WIIs left and he said yes one so he got it and she was about to pay and this other guy walks in and asks if there are any WIIs left he the worker took my mums card from the pin machine and took the WII to the other man :P
      she was soo pissed off:P the police had to come in cuz she nearly turned the shop upside down

      any way back ok iphone/ipad news. we got my cousin a ipad online last on the Monday morning and it came Tuesday night via parcel delivery

      btw has anyone had this problem with there iphone 4? Twitlonger: Right. I have the camera app problem on my iPhone 4 as of today. I got the phone on the 24th aug and its the problem where the camera app wont open
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Now if only the iPhone 4 shipment time could improve...
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I don't think iPhone 4 shipment will catch up till after the holiday season.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You are probably right
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      I agree, the iPhone 4 won't even start to catch up till after the holidy season.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Apple get your money to build the products, no need to use their own capital to build.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      its much better to go to the Apple store (if there's one in your city) when the iPhone 4 came out., my wife was one of the lucky few to get hers on launch day, I wanted to wait for the white one. after updating my 3G to 4.0 and slowing my device down to uselessness., I decided to get the i4 in black. lo and behold, I went back to the AT&T retail store to get it and they were sold out., 6 weeks later I was still waiting.

      I canceled my order and went to the Apple store SoHo where they had tons of i4's and iPads in stock.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Yeh I realised the shipping times for iPad had reduced dramatically two days ago in the UK store.

      I'm still waiting on an iPad 2 or use the iPad 2 money for an XFX ATI Radeon 5970 for my PC build.....
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      Why wouldn't people just buy an iPad in a store? if the wait time was three weeks. My local best buy has always had a Ton of them
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Glad to see that apple is stepping up their game
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      never had to wait for any apple device,i always get it the day it comes out or a day early like the iphone4.i got my first wifi ipad the day it came out and my 64gb 3g too same say when it was out lol.
    1. Caligula's Avatar
      Caligula -
      Sparred? Do you mean spared? Spare the English language please, it gets beat up enough around here.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      still holding out
    1. newportgambler's Avatar
      newportgambler -
      apple is still selling them like hotcakes. glad to see. glad to see production pipeline is catching up too
    1. flightsim's Avatar
      flightsim -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhone3G[S] View Post
      thanks captain obvious...
      Me?