Are the tight supplies of Apple's new iPad 2 starting to ease up?
U.S. consumers eager to buy the new iPad at the online Apple Store now face a delay of only 3 to 4 weeks before the tablet will ship. The new ship time, which hit the store yesterday, compares with a ship time of 4 to 5 weeks previously.
The new ship times are also now the same that Apple offered shortly after thein the U.S. two weeks ago.
Online buyers in U.K., New Zealand, and Australia--where the tablet made its debut today also are looking at wait times of 3 to 4 weeks. One nation not on the list is Japan, where as the country tries to recover from the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.--including the
Rumors about tight component supplies following the Japanese disaster took a bite out of Apple's stock late last week. But the company'stypically allow it to handle component shortages better than many other vendors.
The reduced online wait times follow a Boy Genius Report yesterday also confirmed with different Apple store and third-party retail outlets that new shipments of the iPad have been reaching the stores lately.from Brooke Crothers, who reported that availability of the tablet at a few stores in Southern California seemed to be easing a bit. The
In an attempt to deal with the onrush of eager customers, many Apple stores have been handing out a limited number of claim tickets early in the morning depending on how much stock they receive. Those tickets then guarantee the few near the front of the line a chance to buy an iPad 2.
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