Apple’s Online Store has improved iPad 2 shipping date estimates from 4-5 weeks to 3-4 weeks for all 18 iPad 2 models.
Over the past couple of days, several readers have emailed MacDailyNews to let us know that their online iPad 2 orders have shipped ahead of schedule.
Taken together, it seems that Apple may be getting a handle on iPad 2’s supply/demand imbalance. And not a moment too soon, as the iPad 2 goes on sale in 25 more countries at 5pm local time on March 25th.
AppleInsider notes, “Last week, a report from the Far East indicated that Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn had stockpiled enough components to continue to assemble iPad 2 units for at least another two to three weeks. It was said that if the situation in Japan did not improve, Apple could face a stockout of the iPad 2. But for now those concerns appear to be unfounded, as availability appears to be improving with quicker shipping estimates.”
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