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Apple's iPad 2 Shipping Estimates Drop to 'Within 24 Hours' in U.S. and Canada

Continuing a months-long trend of improving shipping estimates for the iPad 2, Apple today finally reach its quickest possible turnaround time for the device, moving to "within 24 hours" for shipping through the company's online stores for the United States and Canada. Adding engraving bumps the window out to 1-3 business days.


Shipping estimates in Apple's online stores for most of its other markets appear to remain at 1-3 business days, although they too may be updated in the near future to shift to the faster turnaround.

Apple's online store shipping estimates for the iPad 2 quickly ballooned to 4-5 weeks just as the first deliveries of the device began back in mid-March. Estimates slowly dropped over the following months as Apple began to catch up with demand, finally moving to 3-5 business days just under a month ago and then 1-3 business days the following week.

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40 months ago
I think the higher end iPads are way overpriced. $200 more for 48GB extra is just ridiculous. This is 2011 not 2001. 48GB of any type of storage is not worth $200.
Rating: 4 Votes
40 months ago
iPad 2 is in sufficient stock, which indicates iPad 3 will be released soon.:D
Rating: 4 Votes
40 months ago
Supply has finally caught up with demand, huh? This must mean there's a new one on the horizon O___O
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago

I think the higher end iPads are way overpriced. $200 more for 48GB extra is just ridiculous. This is 2011 not 2001. 48GB of any type of storage is not worth $200.


You've got to be kidding. I paid $3,500 for a 5MB Profile hard drive in 1981 to attach to my Apple III with 512K of memory which cost $3,000. That was a fair price for what it provided. And that was in 1981 dollars. Complaining that $200 for 48GB of memory has to be from an immature crybaby that has no concept of value.

Apple has to charge what's necessary to please their investors, or they'll end up where they were in the mid 90's. If you don't like it, buy an Android. No one is forcing you to pay the $200.
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago

Supply has finally caught up with demand, huh? This must mean there's a new one on the horizon O___O


No, it just means that they are doing better with supply management. I suspect demand has only gone down a few percent.

The next iPad is still not going to come out until early next year. Stop fueling the rumor mill, it makes no sense for Apple to release a new iPad this year.
Rating: 2 Votes
40 months ago
Im sure it's because the Xoom is taking over the market. :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
40 months ago
bye-bye asian scalpers outisde Apple doors in the mall at 3 am
Rating: 2 Votes
40 months ago

Yes ... :D
Hope for October/November


A friend of a friend of a friend told me otherwise. :p

EDIT: The same friend of a friend of a friend told me to expect the iPad 3 to be slimmer and faster.
Rating: 2 Votes
40 months ago
Just in time for iPad 3. :D
Rating: 2 Votes
40 months ago
This "news" is not worthy for Macrumors
Rating: 1 Votes

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