Having enjoyed the unprecedented demand that resulted in a record launch sales for its third-generation tablet, Apple has started to improve its new iPad supply. While shipping time for the new device were listed as two-three weeks on Monday, all models of the tablet are now being advertised to reach their owners in one-two weeks.
Just five days after the new iPad launch, there came a first slip in shipping time to two-three weeks, with preorders of the launch-day supply sold out in less than two days after the tablet’s unveiling. The 16GB iPad 2 remains available as well, said to ship in one to three business days, except for the Verizon 3G version, which is listed as “in stock” for immediate shipment.
The fact that Apple has improved shipping time for the new iPad suggests the company has been better prepared to provide all buyers with its tablets than during the iPad 2′s launch last year. At the time of that release, the tech giant wasn’t able to meet the overwhelming demand, and estimated shipping times slid to full five weeks at one point.
Improvement in shipping times for the third-generation iPad came despite the record-breaking demand for the device. Over the course of its three day long launch weekend, Apple reportedly sold over 3 million units. In 2011, the company didn’t even announce launch sales of its second-gen tablet as it struggled to keep up with demand.
Better availability on Apple’s home turf is also a good sign abroad, as the new iPad is scheduled to arrive in 24 more countries on March, 23rd, joining the U.S. and nine other countries where the tablet went on sale last week.