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MacRumors
May 3, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Reuters reports (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/03/us-korea-ipad-idUSTRE74215K20110503) that South Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT have ceased taking online orders for the new iPad 2 as they struggle to meet high demand for the popular new tablet device. The move comes less than a week after the device went on sale (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/27/apple-announces-white-iphone-4-coming-tomorrow-ipad-2-to-12-new-countries-this-week/) in that country."Our iPad 2 inventory has been depleted and we apologize for failing to provide enough supplies due to the product's global supply shortages," SK Telecom said in a posting on its website.

The companies declined to reveal sales.Apple shipped a total of 4.69 million first- and second-generation iPads during the first quarter of 2011 (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/20/apple-reports-best-non-holiday-quarter-ever-with-5-99-billion-profit-for-q2-2011/), a significantly lower figure than most observers had expected even when accounting for a 500,000-unit drop in channel inventory that pushed the sales total to approximately 5.2 million units. Apple has reportedly been struggling to ramp up production of the iPad 2 to meet demand among rumored manufacturing issues (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/22/ipad-2-production-shortages-due-to-lcd-and-speaker-issues/). Shipping estimates have, however, declined in most markets, suggesting that the company may be getting close to achieving supply-demand balance.

Article Link: South Korean Carriers Halt iPad 2 Online Orders Amid High Demand (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/05/03/south-korean-carriers-halt-ipad-2-online-orders-amid-high-demand/)



ciTiger
May 3, 2011, 12:52 PM
iPad 2 is hard to get than water in the desert... Or so it seems...:D

iScott428
May 3, 2011, 01:21 PM
Umm 3Q iPad 2 sales will be off the charts...I LOVE mine!

caspersoong
May 4, 2011, 03:27 AM
iPad 2 sold out in 5 hours here.

babymerv5
May 4, 2011, 05:58 AM
The sales has been halted in Singapore too!!!

paul4339
May 4, 2011, 09:30 AM
Does this mean the iPad 2 is more popular than the Galaxy tab in Korea?

rupak26
May 4, 2011, 10:47 PM
iPad 2 is hard to get than water in the desert... Or so it seems...:D

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