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New iPad order lead times shrink to 1-2 weeks

updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2012

New iPad online sales cool slightly

The online Apple Store has shown signs of Apple more quickly getting a grip on new iPad sales. Shipping lead times in the US that had extended to 2-3 weeks within a few days of the announcement are now back down to a quoted 1-2 weeks. The interval is the same regardless of capacity or the presence of 4G.

The shrink back follows considerably quicker than for the iPad 2, which took a month to get back to that state. Some of the faster recovery might come from taking online pre-orders that weren't an option during the iPad 2's release a year earlier.

Apple's demand is still much higher than a year earlier, with three million sold in three days. Shortening times would thus be more likely to represent Apple having a better ability to forecast demand and match it than in previous years. Last year, Apple took over four months to get to same-day shipping for the iPad 2 and might have lost some sales through online delays and retail shortages.



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  1. imNat-imadouche

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    Probably

    because of the heat issue and the not-so-wow upgrade there hasn't really been a demand for it.

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