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US Delays Affect UK iPad 2 Sales and Shipping – Consumer Outrage?

We have a feeling that there is going to be some criticism aimed in Apple’s direction, hours after the iPad 2 officially went on sale in the UK and other countries outside the US. Delays in the US seemed to have crippled stock levels in the UK, as all new purchases have been met with a one month waiting list.

We’re not lying either, we ordered the iPad 2 as soon as it became available on the UK Apple store, and after having purchased it on March 25th, a confirmed purchase email stated that the estimated shipping time was now April 25th – a whole month later.

This is obviously a bit frustrating for buyers who were thinking that they would get their new iPad 2 at the start of next week, or two weeks at the very latest – but a whole month is a bit hard to take. It also means that Apple hasn’t really put much effort into allocating stock for consumers who want to buy outside of the US, which does seem to suggest that a bit of favoritism is going on.

While it’s obviously happy days for US consumers who have already managed to get one, this is a frustrating time for UK owners. If you have just purchased an iPad 2 online from Apple, let us know your thoughts on the delayed shipping times. Were you expecting to get it sooner or did you expect delays for one of the hottest gadgets on the market.

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