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Apple iPad 2 lead time cut to 1-3 days

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Apple iPad 2 lead time cut to 1-3 days
The lead time on online orders of the Apple iPad 2 is now just 1 to 3 days

The lead time on online orders of the Apple iPad 2 is now just 1 to 3 days

Supply of the Apple iPad 2 is finally catching up to demand. One week after the wait to receive the tablet was 3 to 5 days after ordering it online, the lead time is now down to 1 to 3 days. By next week, the hope is that iPad 2 orders will be fulfilled 24 hours after the order is placed, the same as with most Apple products.

Back in March, we reported that shipping times were 3 to 4 weeks as some orders were penciled in for a 1 month delivery schedule. The question now is the glass half empty or half filled? Most likely, the cut in lead times is due to Apple's ability to churn out more iPads than due to a drop off in demand for the device. The Apple iPad 2 has about 67% of the tablet market and that figure might even grow higher in the months ahead and spring shipments could even double from the prior quarter. And now that production is beginning to keep pace with demand, it might spur even more orders for Apple's tablet.

source: Apple via electronista

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posted on 16 Jul 2011, 18:53 3

1. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

Don't forget that Demand is also down now. I work at an electronic store and most people and after talking to most other stores agree that the Samsung has been converting many of the people that came in originally thinking they wanted an iPad 2.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 00:09 1

3. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)

Or maybe the demand is low since the next iPad is coming out in the next few months and more people are willing to wait for that one. ;) Anyway, I'm getting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 next week. I hope iPad can find its match when it comes to the tablet market so people can benefit from it.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 21:37

8. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

The iPad 3 isn't coming out till march. Apple can't afford to make a change this year. Their suppliers are just about to produce their current chips and other parts. Not to mention how upset people would be that are iPad 2 owners would be.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 19:09 3

2. atrain1385 (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

they just held guns to the heads of the foxcomm workers and told them to work harder thats all

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 09:28

6. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

poor workers... chinese government is not looking on worker's point of view. meager wage, whole day work, and Apple gets the opportunity to have huge profit by having 'slaves' work

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 10:00

7. G. Stobbart (unregistered)

ROFL! Come down from your "High and righteous" speech. ALL companies are taking advantage of China's cheap labor force not just Apple. Yes, those uneducated "poor" workers that work for measly pay and "forced" to work 6-7 days a week just to meet production quota. Else why the heck do you think almost all your products from toys to electronics are stamped 'Made in China'?

Also who do think are actually "abusing" these workers? The factory management that hires these expandables.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 01:38 1

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

on't have to worry about supply on the Android tablets because no one wants them when they can get the far better iPad

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 21:37

11. joster2609 (unregistered)

That's no true Mr. Fanboy, the Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is the best tablet right now, the I pad 2 is a close second. If iOs wasn't so 2008 it might be better but as of right now honeycomb ftw! And before u ride me off as an android fanboy just know I used to be an all iOS guy

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 06:23

5. dasg (unregistered)

"Due to...than due to"?

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 22:32

9. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

I've been thinking about ditching my ipod touch for the iPad. I can get the OG iPad cheaper, is it worth the extra money to get the iPad 2 ?

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