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iPad 2 UK Launch: Outcry

Today is the first day UK consumers should be able to order or pickup themselves a shiny new iPad 2. For many people queuing up for hours at one of Apple’s retail stores is not for them, so looked to the online store. But as we reported soon after the device went live that was not so easy.

The iPad UK launch has caused a bit of an outcry as many of you have had problems trying to order yourself the device. It looks like Apple has underestimated the demand for the iPad 2, which seems pretty strange considering the US launch.

For those of you, who managed to complete your order soon after it went live, were still met with a two or three week dispatch time. This has since stretched to four or five weeks.

Some people have reported problems with being charged for multiple units, following repeated attempts to order. One reader named ‘Josh’ said he was called by his bank because £2500 was due to leave his account; this was after getting the error message several times. He was not the only one to be contacted by a bank either.

It looks if the problems are not confined to the UK though, as people have reported problems in Canada and Switzerland. Some of you had more success when trying a little later on, but were still not happy with the delivery times. You would have thought Apple would have cracked this situation now when they release a new product.

Are you happy with the online ordering service? Have you decided to delay ordering for now?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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