Shipping Estimates Increase for Many Products at Apple

Apple has increased the shipping times for a number of products in the Apple store today. Take the iPad 2 for example. This particular product was shipping within 24 hours up till today when suddenly it jumped to 2 to 3 weeks. Other products have also seen times increase.

Often when we see shipping times change we often hear of a refresh of that product, but as a lot of items are changing it’s unlikely to be everything that gets a refresh.

Checking the Apple UK shipping times it seems like those changes haven’t been applied over here as the iPad 2 is still shipping within 24 hours.

The full list of US changes can be found below:

– iPhone 4: 1-3 business days
– iPad 2: 2-3 weeks
– iPod touch: 3-5 days (8 GB and 32 GB), 1-3 days (64 GB)
– iPod nano: 3-5 days
– iPod shuffle: 1-2 weeks
– iPod classic: 1-3 days
– Apple TV: 3-5 days

– MacBook Air: 3-5 days
– MacBook Pro: 3-5 days for all models except low-end 13-inch, which remains at 24 hours
– iMac: 3-5 days
– Mac Pro: 3-5 days for all models except 12-core, which is at 2-4 days

We doubt that all products are getting a refresh although the iPod, iPhone and perhaps the Apple TV are due a refresh any week now. Perhaps the increase in production of the iPhone 5 to 150,000 units a day has slowed down other shipments with a lot of emphasis being put on Foxconn to reach the goal of 5 to 6M iPhone 5 units by the end of this month.


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