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Shipping times for the Apple iPad 2 are getting longer

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Shipping times for the Apple iPad 2 are getting longer
Early Friday morning, Apple's web site showed that those placing initial orders for the Apple iPad 2 would have the tablet shipped Saturday for a March 17th delivery-just 2 to 3 days in transit. But with the heavy demand for the tablet came longer delivery times and by later Friday morning, those ordering the iPad 2 were seeing a 2 to 3 week shipping time on their order.

As business continued to be heavy on Saturday, the shipping date became longer, reaching a 3 to 4 week period with many orders placed Saturday evening now expected to arrive in 1 month. Obviously, hesitation in ordering has really made a big difference and with many stores sold out of their initial inventory, getting your hands on the Apple iPad 2 is going to require some patience, especially if you're just ordering it now!

source: AppleInsider

Anyone ordering the Apple iPad 2 on Saturday night has a 1 month wait in front of them

Anyone ordering the Apple iPad 2 on Saturday night has a 1 month wait in front of them



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posted on 12 Mar 2011, 21:51 4

1. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Android fanboys' predictions were right. The ipad2 is a major flop, hahahahaha.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:27 3

4. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


You are right, it's not a flop. It's successful. Thanks to your brain being a flop!

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 03:43 2

11. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Ahhh, another bitter android mongoloid :)

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 11:43

13. Shubh (unregistered)


Hey android boy. His brain has less glitches than android. Now you think what's flop!

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:06 2

2. Eingild (unregistered)


You can only see these kind of situations in the United States. Long lines, delayed deliveries? Blah!! Other countries don't give a shit if it's Apple or not. They buy the product just because it's good and user-friendly. No blemishes of being Apple fanboys. They buy it because they want/need it, not because they adore it. :)

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:11 3

3. Crucial (unregistered)


Indeed. The iPad did so terribly until all the inventories were sold out and people were willing to travel long distance just to get the iPad2. That is indeed a major flop. Hmm...now let us look at the highly successful XOOM. Oh, there are still a lot of stocks on the shelves? Hmm...it seems Android fanboys definition of flop is really something. HAHAHA!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:27 2

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I would suspect that Apple is managing their available inventory. While all Apple stores from Burlingame to Palo Alto (mid S.F. peninsula) were out of stock of the iPad 2 today (Saturday), they were expecting to get new stock in on Monday or Tuesday. Apple may be pushing more inventory to the stores as a way to keep retail traffic strong. In any event, it is looking like quite the successful launch for the iPad 2. Given the larger base of partners plus the strong retail sales at the Apple stores, I will be real curious to see how well the iPad 2 is selling. All of the anecdotal information (yellow spots on the screen from insufficient curing/drying time for adhesive, for example) points to close to zero time in inventory.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:33

7. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


That isn't the adhesive, it's literally light leakage. The same is found on the HTC EVO. Drying the glue won't do anything.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 22:30 2

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


How are you people even able to deny the term fanboy upon yourself when you talk about sales? I never knew liking a product meant supporting what everybody else had or the sales it was doing.
I'd like one of you to have an educated debate about products, not about their sales or market share but about the products in terms of the user.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 00:01 2

8. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You Android fanboys are so disgustingly hypocritical! When Android phones are outselling iPhones and taking marketshare, sales matter. When the iPad has no sales competition sales don't matter. The Atrix is 2 seconds faster than the iPhone 4 speed and hardware matter but when the iPad2 is tested to be faster than the Xoom hardware spec dont matter. Honestly the worst part about Android are the idiot fanboys!

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 00:06

9. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Sorry to have made you feel offended fellow fan boy but I don't believe you qualify to have the discussion when you go around generalizing.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 00:32 1

10. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


It's not selling so they are trying to scam people into thinking its in short supply by sending it to your via the slow boat from china. Typical antics to make the appearance of a shortage where none exists.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 09:02 2

12. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


...I don't think it's fanboyism though. Fanboys are generally nerds and the majority of people buying Apple products are not nerds...just normal people wanting something. I also think long lines at literally every Apple Store justifies the fact that the iPad is more popular than even I thought it would be this time around. And I thought my 2 to 3 week wait was bad. People that are ordering now may wait a month. It's crazy...

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 12:42

14. Doakie (Posts: 1246; Member since: 06 May 2009)


"Fanboys are generally nerds and the majority of people buying Apple products are not nerds..." Seriously? Fanboys don't have to be nerds. A Fanboy is just someone who loves the brand/OS of their product so much that they no longer use their brain to think if the product is good or needed. They buy it because they're captured in the web of hype advertising. Or because they think having that shiney new thing will make them cool again. Just like Jansport backpacks in high school.

I don't like Apple as a company. I think they make awesome products though. I think anyone who down played the popularity of the product has no firm grasp why Apple sells so good. It wouldn't matter if the iPad2 sucked they would sell out. People want the new bright and shiny. They want to feel like the product they just spent a weeks wages on earns them some status. Apple does make great products, but lets all face it they are a marketing and hype driven company now. They may have the best tablet out there but they didn't have to make the best tablet, they would have sold out even if the only change was a slimmer chassis. The fact that they have the best GPU around is a bonus though.

If you want perspective on my buying habits to put my opinions into context, I have two phones. One is a myTouch 4G, and one is a Sprint Palm Pre. One is work, one is personal. I'm in charge of purchasing our works phones, we went with Tmobile because of some issue in the past with Sprint. Both of my plans are the cheapest I could get for monthly plans. Budget minded thinking drives me. I use Android as my work phone because the overall cost of ownership is cheaper than any other platform because of the amount of free advertising driven apps on the market. But my favorite OS is webOS, and Sprint is the cheapest post paid carrier so I still have my Pre. I don't flock to the newest Android phone, or jump carriers to get the Verizon Pre2. I'm smart with my money. I avoid being a Fanboy...

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 21:32

16. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


"Fanboys are generally nerds and the majority of people buying Apple products are not nerds..." Seriously? Fanboys don't have to be nerds. A Fanboy is just someone who loves the brand/OS of their product so much that they no longer use their brain to think if the product is good or needed. They buy it because they're captured in the web of hype advertising. Or because they think having that shiney new thing will make them cool again. Just like Jansport backpacks in high school" Well said :)...but then u added more and killed it..but then u mentioned Web Os is the best which i agree. Lol Jansport backpacks so true!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 17:04 1

15. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


OOOOweee i cant wait to put my pictures in those frames xD

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