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Will Canada’s iPad 2 Launch Be Delayed?

by on March 12th, 2011

When the iPad 2 officially went on sale online at 1AM PST on March 11, 2011, within hours the shipping time was changed from 3-5 business days to 2-3 weeks. After 5PM, when Apple Retail Stores began selling the iPad 2, and early in the morning of March 12th, the shipping times were again pushed back to 3-4 weeks for some models.

The online shipping delays mimic that what users are finding in store, with many Apple Stores almost completely sold out of 3G models and 64 GB WiFi models. Some stores have 16 GB and 32 GB WiFi models in Black available, but stock is running thin.

Apple staffers have further indicated that many retail stores received fewer iPad 2 devices than expected, an unfortunate reality for the many people waiting outside to purchase.

While Apple most likely has separate iPad 2 inventory on stand-by for the March 25th Canadian launch, these USA shipping delays and long lines are likely to occur on Canadian shores as well.

If you’re planning to wait until March 25th for your iPad 2, make sure you’re at your chosen retailer early.

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  • Thwarth

    Other than Apple Stores, who else will be carrying the iPad 2 in Canada?

  • I would imagine all the usual suspects…Future Shop & Best Buy

  • DZnx

    Hopefully Walmart too

  • me

    London Drugs

  • Tim

    I am wondering, what time will it go on sale? In the morning or at 5pm like on the states.

  • Stev0fcb

    I am wondering who will be picking it up in Calgary? Hopefully Market Mall doesn’t have a big line up

  • Lukas

    I will be there

  • Stev0fcb

    What model are you going after? Are you expecting a big line up?

  • Tim

    I will most likely be at Chinook Centre.

  • Kryvdynn

    I guess technically all Apple has to do is have a few iPads available for launch on the 25th, just to make it “officially” available (then there probably just won’t be stock for a few weeks after that).

  • Soulcross1

    how is it… I can’t get them at the retail stores, but there seems to be plenty selling on ebay already????…. what gives?..and where did all these come from to be sold on ebay? Makes me wonder if some retail stores are trying to turn a bigger buck by selling first on ebay??….
    My opinion only.