Apple to ship iPads in 24 hours to online buyers
Its good news for online iPad shoppers, not long ago people shopping for an iPad online were forced to wait up to a week for their tablet orders to ship. But now orders ship within 24 hours as Apple has apparently solved the iPad supply problem.
According to Apple’s online store all six versions of Apple’s iPad ship in just 24 hours from the time of purchase — down from up to seven days in recent weeks.
Apple has sold more than 3.27 million iPads, since its launch in April. After months of delay in shipping the tablets, as much as three weeks at peak times, Apple’s official online store now displays a delivery schedule of just 24 hours.
Apple basically ran out of iPads the week it launched the tablet in the U.S. The company said it has sold 500,000 units during launch week, and had more than 200,000 pre-orders for the WiFi-iPad before the tablet even went on sale.
With such high demand for its iPad, Apple had to immediately delay the international launch of the tablet until the end of May, while the company prepared to introduce the WiFi+3G iPad by the end of April in the U.S. New pre-orders for the 3G iPad also had to be delayed by a week.