It looks like the build up to the new iPad 2 release has been met with more problems than last year, which not only includes delays in shipping but also Apple not being able to process orders without giving error pages to buyers.
The UK iPad 2 orders started at 1am GMT, and following a few “Oops” error pages, buyers are reporting that they have spent over 30 minutes trying to order the second generation iPad from the UK Apple Store.
We personally tried to get an order through Apple‘s UK Store since 1am, at the time of writing it’s 1:45am and after 45 minutes of trying, Apple are still giving us problems, which is now stuck on an error page stating “an error has occurred during your session. Please return to the Store Menu to continue shopping”. Even if you do this and start again, you are met with the same problems trying to order the iPad 2.
Not a good start for Apple in the UK, although we are not sure if other countries have shared the same iPad 2 order problems. Feel free to let us know.
It’s also worth noting that at the time of trying to push an order through, which was right at the start (1am), the shipping times were 2 to 3 weeks, which was not the same as the United States store at first order. So we can confirm the U.S. delays have spread to the rest of the world, again not good service by Apple.
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