When Apple’s iPad 2 first came out back in March, there were massive supply shortages. The bottleneck was rumored to be light leakage issues with the LG supplied display panels, but whatever the problem was, it looks to be fixed. Apple plans to boost shipment numbers for Q3 and has just shortened iPad 2 shipping times to 3-5 days.
During the first month of the iPad 2 launch, shipping times were set to 4-5 weeks out. The iPad 2 continued to sell out in other countries with a worldwide shortage that resulted in disappointing shipment numbers for Apple during its Q1 earnings report. That was soon improved by April and has since remained at 1-2 weeks out. Today, the online Apple Store started showing a new 3-5 day shipping time frame for all 3G and Wi-Fi models.
It was also reported earlier from Digitimes that Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn intends to ship between 14-15 million iPad 2 units in Q3, which should make them abundant during a quarter that will be rife with competition from newcomers Amazon and HP. Amazon will be introducing their 7-inch and 10-inch Android tablets, while HP will be launching the very first WebOS tablet called the TouchPad.