US and international iPad 2 online shipping estimates drop to 2-3 weeks

Online shipping estimates for the iPad 2 have now dropped to 2-3 weeks. This comes just a few weeks after shipping estimates jumped to 3-4 weeks shortly after the iPad 2 became available in the US. The estimates reflect both US and international availability and go for all 18 models including the Verizon and AT&T 3G options.

A quick check at a couple of local Apple Retail Stores revealed that most locations are still having a difficult time keeping stock on-hand, but when you pair this news with the new iPad 2 commercial Apple started airing last weekend, it seems they're more confident and better positioned than before to meet consumer demand.

Did you recently order an iPad 2 online? Let us know what your own shipping estimates look like in the comments!


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Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Jon says:

Ordered mine on March 28th. Still showing it won't ship until April 25th :(

stynkfysh says:

I Bought an iPad off Craigslist today. 32gb 3G AT&T for $700. Sealed box. Awesome! Gotta love Craigslist. I bought my iPad 1 the same way. Got it for $80 under retail from a student who needed to pay rent with his girlfriend. Mom had bought him the iPad because it was the hot thing for college kids. Hate to be that kids parents.

Erick says:

I ordered my iPad2 when the shipping estimate was 4-5 weeks on March 15. According to my account in Apple, I will be receiving my iPad2 on April 22 :(

Austin says:

Ya same and it was estimated to ship april 22 However it shipped yesterday and should be here on the 7th so yours will come soon.

rujeffinme says:

I ordered my iPad 2 on Saturday (April 2), Apple says ill get it by April 30th... oh well...

Lee says:

Ordered on 3/16, still shows ship date of 4/20, delivery 4/23.

Jamc888 says:

I order mine when they became available at midnight in Australia when the estimate was 2-3 weeks. It shipped yesterday, brought forward from the original shipping date of April 15th.

Marcus says:

Odered mine today, April 4. Ship date April 25th delivery on the 28th

Matt says:

Supply must be getting better, because the scalpers who tried to slap on 100$ or more on craigslist are dropping their prices rapidly. The current surcharge for not waiting in line is down to between 20 and 30$, which is actually acceptable given that it is only a phone call away and you save scouring stores...

Bob Dole says:

Thank God! Those scalpers are scum!

Al Banks says:

Ordered a black 16 GiG WiFi only on March 16 with estimated delivery on April 14 but just read that it will be chez moi on April 8!

cardfan says:

The planned "shortage" til the next event works every time.

Captain7576 says:

Ordered a white 32 GB wifi only today April 4th. Confirmation email says it will ship April 25- exactly 3 weeks from today

p2kart says:

Man I ordered mine at 1am on March 25, with 2-3 week waiting... Still says ships April 15th and delivery April 22nd which btw is a holiday 4 day weekened, which means unless I get it early its not coming till April 26th!
Why did i bother ordering it online...

p2kart says:

Oh and I dont understand how they can reduce the waiting time from 3-4 weeks down to 2-3 when they have yet to even ship 1 unit...

Gardner says:

While you may be in some international location here in the U.S. I ordered my iPad online 2 or 3 weeks ago on a Friday and got it the next week. They have definitely been shipping.

C says:

Ordered on March 15 with original delivery date of April 22. Received notification that it shipped today, April 4!!

vianar says:

Ordered March 27 in Canada. Still be arrive May 2. Checking often to see if this changes.

Dan says:

ordered on 3/27... still says will be received 4/28.. no change.. hoping they will just surprise me and ship it a week or 2 early.

Kate says:

Same, I orderd mine 28/03/2011 in Australia, still says be shipped 27/04/2011? Hope it comes soon. But my dad ordered his a week after release date instore..and is picking it up today 14/04/2011. Feeling a little bit Jipped right about now :/

SPMay says:

Ordered on March 15. Notice came today will be delivered April 8. YESS!!

kmiahali says:

Hey guys! I received some app promo codes from some developers since I review them and I got some left over. This is not spam so please dont flag it. Whoever wants it can have it. First come first serve! Here they are!
Bowmaster (amazing game!): 9FXKPFHWEKKM
VoiceBrief(reads weather and FB updates): HJTWXLFKHL9W
Enjoy guys! Just leave a comment when the codes have been used!

Erick says:

Used the one for VoiceBrief, thanks! Someone else used up the Bowmaster! :)

kmiahali says:

Would you like a copy of Bowmaster? I think I still have one. Just leave your email, if you don't mind and I'll send it to you! I just don't want someone snatching it up before you. :) let me know!

Erick says:

awesome. I definitely do, my e-mail is
Thanks again!

kmiahali says:

Check your inbox! :) it's there!

HT says:

Ordered mine on 25/03 in Canada. Just checked my account and still says Ships: 22 Apr
Delivers: 29 Apr.
I got the smart cover last week though.

Padraig says:

Ordered on march 15th, shipping now, should arrive on April 7th....that is 2 weeks earlier than original estimate!!!

juno reactor says:

i ordered mine by sending a mail to steve jobs. reply is as follow : estimated arrival time for your free ipad 2 white 64gb + wifi : "never"
cant apple just give ipads 2 to poor people like me already ?

unixvrules says:

White ipad 16G Wifi (for my kids). Ordered yesterday. Expected Ship 4/25

lanceanz says:

Black 64GB 3G ordered 25th March from New Zealand. Tracking shows in transit from Hong Kong. HDMI cable arrived last week.

Dwaine says:

Here in the UK, order white 16GB wifi from PCWorld on Wednesday 30th. Got a email that it shipped yesterday. DHL site says its out for delivery this morning. So fingers cross.

jeepville says:

I ordered a 16gig wifi white ipad 4/4/11 and my shipping estimate is 4/25/11

CPAmember says:

I placed my order March 11 and it got cancelled :@. I don't really know why I ordered just one. Am thinking about just getting one from eBay.

Ddx says:

Just go to a store, I gf got ours from super target. Just ask the stores what time they get their store shipments in and just call afterwards to see if they got them in.

Donna says:

I ordered my ipad 2 from the apple store on-line on March 20th; still says will not ship until 4/21, with estimated delivery on 4/25.

Simon says:

Dang! ppl from australia and UK are already getting shipping notification??? Lets see if they got the shipping notification for their accessories only ;-) I know they must not come from the same production line than ours in Canada but mine still shows late april arrival.

Bill says:

Ordered mine on April 4, due to ship on April 26 with an estimated delivery on April 27. Not bad!!!

martin says:

Is it possible to buy an I-Pad2 from America and use it locally in Europe?