iPad supply to catch up with demand soon, same with iPhone 4
A report by Fortune yesterday said that the supply constraints for iPad appears to be easing slightly, now the device ordered through Apple’s U.S online store would be available in 3-5 business days, down from 7-10 business days earlier. The change was noted in a research conducted by analyst Jeff Fidacaro of Susquehanna Financial.
The Fortune report also shares results of a weekly survey of in-store iPad and iPod availability at Best Buy locations conducted by Barcalys’ Ben Reitzes showing significant improvement this week for all iPad models.
Meanwhile, a report from GigaOM said that a research note from Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar claimed that production of both the iPad and iPhone 4 is beginning to approach demand, with iPhone shortages expected to ease by the end of next month.
According to an industry analyst the wait for a new Apple iPhone 4 order should be shorter by the end of September, which would help Apple sell 14 million new handsets in the third quarter and another 15 million in the final three months of 2010.
Shipping estimates for iPhone 4 orders placed through Apple’s U.S. online store remain at three weeks as of now, suggesting that a considerable backlog still remains.
Apple now seems to have understood the cry’s of so many people who had to wait so long to see an iPad, now the big question is when Apple will understand the wait of iPhone users and do something about it?