iPad 2 supplies seem to be drying up again, much like they did right after the original iPad announcement. Today, shipping dates on the Apple website have gone from 1-2 weeks to 5-6 weeks for delivery. While early adopters have started seeing the iPad 2 show up at their doors this week, anyone ordering an iPad 2 today will be waiting well into April for their fancy new iPad 2.
If you recall, this happened last year. There was a lot of speculation last year that the reason the original iPad ship times slipped from a couple weeks to a couple of months was because demand outpaced supply.
On the heels of the news from The Loop yesterday that Apple is seeing a huge demand for the iPad 2, we may be heading down the same road this year as we did last year. While early reports have the majority of iPad 2 sales going to new users (about 70%), it’s not really all that surprising that Apple may see a supply crunch, resulting in their stockpiles dwindling very quickly.
Hopefully international shipping dates don’t slide from one month to another, much like they did with the original iPad.
Article Via MacRumors