updated 06:20 pm EDT, Sat March 26, 2011
iPad 2 sells out at retail internationally
Apple has seen a repeat of its past performance on Saturday as it once again sold out at retail for the international launch. Checks by Electronista with several Canadian Apple stores showed that they had run out of supply by Saturday afternoon. Almost all third-party retailers, including Best Buy and Future Shop, had also run out of supply.
International sales have been difficult to gauge, but a search by Pocket-lint found that all of London's Apple stores had run out. Third parties such as Carphone Warehouse, Currys, PC World, and Phones4U had also run out of supply, although in many cases they just had a few units for their initial batches.
It's not known whether stock remains at the other 23 countries that began carrying the iPad 2 on Friday. However, lineups at Apple's flagship store in Australia, France, and other major locations elsewhere are known to have seen lineups similar to those further West. MacBidouille learned that the first in line at the Opéra store in Paris had been there for 30 hours.
The results were largely expected without any online pre-orders. They still point to Apple managing to sustain interest in the iPad 2 abroad and that improvements in US supply may not accelerate as increased production is matched by increased demand worldwide.