Since its launch in April, Apple has been making considerable efforts, catching up with the consumer demand for the iPad. Apple seems to have overcome all the production issues it was said to have, as the estimated shipping time for all of the iPad models (Wi-Fi 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, and Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB, 32GB and 64GB) on its online store has now been reduced to 24 hours.
Up until this weekend, customers had to wait terribly long as Apple guaranteed the shipment of iPads within three to five business days, before which the customers had to wait for as long as seven to ten business days.
This recent drop to the estimated 24 hour shipping time suggests that Apple has been successful in its effort to meet the consumer demand for its oh so popular iPads. After the iPad was first launched in the U.S, its demand amazingly was so strong that it hit the 1 million sales mark in 28 days, 2 million in two months, and by the end of the third month a total of 3.27 million.
This made the decision of postponing the launch a difficult one – “[had to make] the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of the iPad by one month, until the end of May,” an earlier statement made by the company.