updated 03:25 pm EST, Sat March 12, 2011
iPad 2 now shipping in 3-4 weeks
Demand for the iPad 2 became more evident on Saturday as the online Apple Store and retail stores saw worsening supply. The online portal is now quoting three to four weeks' shipping time for any new iPad 2 order, regardless of the model. Apple had already been quoting two to three weeks within just a few hours of starting to accept online orders on Friday.
Further reports from readers have mentioned that most retail stores are now either sold out of their stock or are limited to one 3G model.
Interest in the iPad 2 is certain to be high, but it's unknown how many Apple will have ultimately sold. Numerous complaints have surfaced, including from Apple store staff, that stores were receiving few to start with or received considerably fewer than they were expecting. Queues were nontheless longer than usual and saw most if not all of the initial wave satisfied.