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    Default 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
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    They on fiyaaa
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    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.
    Apples taste good. PwnApples taste better!

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    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.
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    im so happy i ordered online ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildgene789 View Post
    im so happy i ordered online ha
    I'm so happy I'm posting on mine ha
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    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

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    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
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    I too ordered at 4 am last friday
    glad i did.

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    Knowing where I live, I shouldn't have any problem getting an iPad 2 when I want one. lol


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    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.

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    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.

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    This was expected seeing as the plants shut down over there for holidays last month.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.


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    it's so sad to know how humans are so attached to electronic devices nowadays...

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    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.

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