Nearly two months after it was first released, the new iPad is now shipping in less time, at least in the U.S. This news means that Apple’s supply of their third generation tablet is climbing closer to demand, according to news first reported by CNET.
In Apple’s U.S. store, shipping times for the new iPad is now three to five days. These are the best shipping times for the tablet since preorders began prior to the March 11 launch.
Meanwhile, shipping times in other nations aren’t as good. Apple’s online stores in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and other European nations show a wait time of one to two weeks. In Japan and South Korea, wait times are five to seven business days.
Since launching, the new iPad is now available in 57 nations.
In the past two weeks, the tablet rolled out in Brunei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Montenegro, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, St Maarten, Thailand, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
In April, Apple reported iPad sales of nearly 12 million units from January through March.
Apple’s third generation tablet include a new Retina display, a new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.
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Have you purchased your new iPad? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?