After 3 hours of release iPad 2 Shipping Times increases to 2-3 weeks

Wow that really didnt take long. After only 3 hours of release, the shipping times for the iPad 2 has already increased to more than 2 weeks.

Apple is likely offering conservative shipment estimates at this time as it seeks to balance its existing stocks and incoming shipments against the surge of orders, so customers may see new orders ship before that timeframe. Regardless, Apple is clearly seeing high demand relative to its launch supplies. Several analysts are predicting debut sales of 500,000-600,000 units, nearly double the 300,000 units sold in the first-day launch of the original iPad

It will be interesting to see whether these shipping times will have an impact on Apple’s scheduled March 25th launch for the iPad 2 in over two dozen other countries.

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