iPad 2 International Launch: Apple Begins Taking Online Orders; Will Ship In 2-3 Weeks

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As expected, Apple’s iPad 2 was available on Apple’s Online store in Australia and New Zealand at 1:00 am local time and will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK shortly.

But the iPad 2 online orders in New Zealand and Australia are shipping in 2 to 3 weeks instead of shipping immediately.

So even though Apple hasn’t delayed the launch, it looks like the strong demand for iPad 2 in the US and the rumored production issues in Japan due to the earthquake is also affecting the delivery time in International markets.

Interestingly, the shipping estimates for iPad 2 in the US has come down to 3-4 weeks instead of 4-5 weeks.

So if you want to get your hands on iPad 2 a lot earlier then the best option would be to line up early at the local Apple or partner retail store as they will be available from 5:00 pm local time.

Are you planning to buy iPad 2? Are you planning to order it online or start lining up early on Friday? Let us know in the comments below.

[via MacRumors]

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  • flyez

    first!
    To say that this is great news.
    time to buy one i think.

    • flyez

      did anyone else notice that i was “First”

      Tires :)

  • Fingers21

    Orange uk, are only getting 64gb. They reckon it could be 5-6 weeks before Apple lets them have 16 and 32gb stock!

  • Pegger

    i’m lucky i live in a small town and not alot ppl buying iPad 2, i called yesterday to my local apple reseller and it was no problem to get one today, so he put one aside for me :) (32GB WiFi + 3G)

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Not a big deal for Apple to supply more when Samsung announce their thinner tabs.

  • Fingers21

    £379 plus £25 a month for a 64gb! That changes things! I’ll NEVER need 64gb and that’s a high price! Do I wait for smaller memory or bite the bullet?!

  • flyez

    “Tears”