Apple iPad 2 ship times now 3 to 4 weeks worldwide


Apple launched the iPad 2 in 25 countries worldwide yesterday, and to no one’s surprise long lines of prospective buyers quickly formed for the device.  In some countries, including Australia, the UK, Germany and Toronto, buyers started lining up outside Apple stores as early as Wednesday.

Online ship dates for the device also suggest high demand.  Initially, ship dates for the iPad 2 on International Apple online stores was 2 to 3 weeks.  However, shortly after the device was launched, ship times increased to 3 to 4 weeks.  This is the same ship time currently listed for the US Apple online store.

While some users may not be eager to wait a month for their iPad 2, 3 to 4 week ship times are an improvement over the 4 to 5 week ship times listed on the US Apple online store earlier this month.  And, as BGR reported, online shipping may be the best option for International iPad 2 buyers at this point, since lines for the device can be quite long.



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