iPad 2 shipping time now 2-3 weeks
Well, what do you know? If you weren’t one of the lucky few who ordered an iPad 2 early this morning (Apple opened the store 10 minutes earlier), you’re now at a 2-3 week wait. Let me know if you were one of the lucky ones. Analysts estimate Apple could sell more than 600,000 this weekend so unless you hurry down to your local Apple [locate] or Best Buy [locate] store, you’re out of luck.
If you did, I’m jealous. I’m stuck with the original iPad. It feels so big and junky now that its newer, thinner and sexier counterpart is available. What am I going to do with the old junker now? Maybe use it as a paperweight, coaster or Frisbee as now it is deemed useless. Apple loves to mess with my emotions.
I tried to outsmart their product cycle by waiting for the iPhone 3G, which I did, but a month later they debuted the 3GS. Then I waited for the 4G and now the five-er is rumored to be out this fall. However, all is not lost. I believe I’m going to wait out the iPad 2 rush to wait for the iPad 3 this fall as I’d really like to have the SD card slot.
We’ll see if this early adopter can wait that long. I doubt it.
For those of you who have ordered the new iPad 2, here are a few cases you might want to check out [via cnet].