iPad 2 supplies catching up to demand

April 20, 2011: 3:33 PM ET

Shipping dates tightened Wednesday from 2-3 weeks to 1-2 weeks


Wouldn't you know that two days after my iPad 2 finally arrived -- nearly a month after it was ordered -- the ship times on Apple's (AAPL) online store tightened to 1-2 weeks, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Within hours of the product's launch, customers who bought their iPad 2s online had to wait 4-5 weeks.

Whether the improvements are due to improved supply or slackening demand is a matter of speculation. But given that there are still lines every morning in front of New York City's Apple Stores, the former seems a lot more likely.

Thanks to several readers for the tip.

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