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The supply of Apple's iPad 2 finally catches up with demand

July 16, 2011: 11:45 AM ET

A week after shipping times were cut to 3-5 business days, they shrank again to 1-3


Apple's (AAPL) has been having trouble keeping up with demand for the iPad 2 from the day the product launched in early March.

Shipping times were stuck at 1-2 weeks from mid-April to July 8, when they were cut to 3-5 days.

Reader Howard Kaplan noticed Saturday morning that they have since fallen to 1-3 business days, which is about as fast as Apple can get any product out the door.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for

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