iPad 2 UK release date to be delayed following supply error

Second-gen Apple tablet to land half a day later than planned

The UK release of the Apple iPad 2 is to be hit by a half day delay as Apple struggle to meet stock requirements, a new report has claimed.

With queues expected to start forming outside of Apple’s flagship London Regent Street store in the coming days ahead of Friday’s release, those eager to snap up a second-gen iPad as doors open could be left disappointed with supplies reportedly not being delivered until later the same day.

 

The delays, which have been put down to an error in the company’s supply chain, will see third party retailers such as the Carphone Warehouse forced to hold their already present stocks of the iPad 2 until 5pm on launch day as Apple looks to rectify the issue and remain the first place where users can purchase the dual-camera, dual-core processor touting tablet.

Robert Peckham, former executive director of the Mac Technology Association reseller group is quoted as confirming the reported delays and the issues this will cause for third party retailers. He said resellers will have to “squeeze an entire day of sales in to one or two hours on a Friday evening” as well as ensuring staff can stay longer to cover customer demand.

Despite these claims, Apple’s London Regent Street store have just confirmed to T3.com that stocks of the iPad 2 will be available in store from the planned 9am store opening.

Will you be one of the many queuing in eager anticipation of the iPad 2 launch? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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Source: T3 Tech Videos
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Via: PCR | Via:ITProPortal

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