South Korean Carriers Halt iPad 2 Online Orders Amid High Demand

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Reuters reports 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 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, 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. 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
  2. ciTiger macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Portugal (Porto)
    iPad 2 is hard to get than water in the desert... Or so it seems...:D
  3. iScott428 macrumors regular


    Feb 23, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    Umm 3Q iPad 2 sales will be off the charts...I LOVE mine!
  4. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
  5. babymerv5 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2011
    The sales has been halted in Singapore too!!!
  6. paul4339 macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    Does this mean the iPad 2 is more popular than the Galaxy tab in Korea?
  7. rupak26 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2011
    Thanks for your sharing and so much delighted to you being getting this links.

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