Apple's special event for announcing the iPad 2 is only two days away and we're starting to see some interesting developments suggesting that the iPad 2, once announced, could be available almost immediately. 9 to 5 Mac reported that a number of Apple resellers have been notified that the current iPad supply has been constrained with no ETAs indicative that Apple has stopped production of the 1st gen iPads and ceased shipments.
Below is the iPad SKUs inventory notification:
MB292LL/A – iPad 16GB WiFi – Constrained – No ETA
MB293LL/A – iPad 32GB WiFi – Constrained – No ETA
MB294LL/A – iPad 64GB WiFi – Constrained – No ETA
MC349LL/A – iPad 16GB 3G – Constrained – No ETA
MC496LL/A – iPad 32GB 3G – Constrained – No ETA
MC497LL/A – iPad 64GB 3G – Constrained – No ETA
The Apple resellers say that they only have what's currently on their shelves and that what's left of the first-generation iPad could be sold out by today or tomorrow. This fits right inline with the iPad 2 announcement scheduled for this Wednesday and also suggests that the iPad 2 could be available on shelves almost immediately.
[via 9 to 5 Mac]