International iPad 2 orders shipping early [U]

Shipping times reduced from 11 to five days

[Updated to include reports from other countries] Early iPad 2 buyers outside the US are reporting that shipping times for their orders, placed on the first day of worldwide availability (March 25th) but immediately slapped with a 2-3 week delay, are now shipping and expected to arrive faster than the company had previously estimated. The actual duration of shipping has been reduced from 11 days to five.

Customers who ordered online from the first hours of non-US availability are seeing orders filled in exactly two weeks, but were quoted as having to wait another week or two beyond that for the order to actually arrive. The reduction in the filling of online orders as well as shipping delay would suggest that Apple's international distributors have refreshed their stock.

Update: Following an initial report from Germany's i4u, MacNN has since received reports from Canada, Australia, France, Italy and other countries reporting the same reduction in shipping times and an easing of shortages in store stock.

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  1. Parky 04/08, 08:48pm

    UK orders are also shipping early.
    My original ship date for a White 64GB WiFi only iPad was due to ship on 15th April with delivery on 26th April. Instead it shipped on 8th April with delivery now expected on the 13th April.

  1. Ian 04/08, 09:16pm

    I ordered on the AU launch day and received confirmation my order shipped yesterday. Should arrive Monday.

  1. Gazoobee 04/09, 05:23pm

    Ordered seconds into the first day of availability, originally supposed to arrive on the 22nd, already shipped, now looks like it might be here by 11th.

  1. afaby 04/12, 12:42am

    That's great and all, but why is the order that I placed on March 22nd from the US store not shipping until April 21st?

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