Its been barely a week and iPad 3 shipping dates have dropped from 2-3 weeks to 1-2 weeks on apple.com. I was just at my local Best Buy and they had all Wi-Fi models and some Verizon models left. Apple has tackled production problems in many ways this time, probably thanks to Tim Cook, Jedi Master of Production. - Producing goods ahead of time. Some iPad 3's were produced in 2011! As seen in this post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1345893 This gives Apple much more time to ramp up production and to have enough for the world. - Launching in multiple countries in shorter period of times. When the original iPad was launched, it took months before more worldwide countries were launched. Now with the iPad 3, the next round of countries is coming up a couple weeks after launch. - Allowing pre-orders. Not everyone likes standing in line. Scalpers took advantage of this fact and bought up as much as they could withstanding hours of waiting sometimes in rain and snow. But it seems Apple is allowing pre-orders for new product launches. This allows fans to have a greater chance of owning their new apple product. With those 3 points above, I think we will see this pattern going on forward. I believe the next biggest launch (iPhone 5) we will see the same supplies as the iPad 3. Good riddance to scalpers. Don't let the door hit your ass.