updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed August 18, 2010
Supply problems ease
Apple has lowered the official shipping times for iPads on sale through its online store. Orders were previously listed as shipping in a space of 7 to 10 business days. The Apple website now shows models as shipping in 3 to 5 days, roughly half the duration.
Since the launch of the iPad in April, Apple has had a difficult time meeting demand. Retail outlets have often been low or out of stock, and online delivery times have occasionally been measurable in weeks. In May, for instance, international iPad orders were switched to a vague "June" timeframe, before being given the 7- to 10-day schedule in mid-June.