updated 09:40 am EDT, Tue March 15, 2011
Mimics iPhone 4, iPad 1 scarcity
Shipping times for the iPad 2 from the online Apple Store have extended still further, out to between four and five weeks. The delay is impacting all models, regardless of color, storage capacity or connection options. Times have been on a rapid increase since Friday's launch, when they were initially just three to five days.
By Saturday waits had already grown to between three and four weeks. The current situation represents some of the worst scarcity the iPad has ever seen, rivaling even the launch of the first-generation tablet or the iPhone 4. Retail outlets may be the best option for shoppers in the short term, particularly as some Apple Stores are said to be selling new stock today.