Dying to get your hands on an iPad 2 before the weekend? Don’t order one from the Apple online store, then, because a whole host of Apple’s gadgets have had their shipping times mysteriously extended.
The changes are apparent in both the U.S. and European online stores today, though they were initially noticed in the European store last night, according to MacRumors.
When shipping times are extended from Apple’s online store, it’s traditionally a sign that product refreshes are on the way, however, a large number of products are concerned here, some of which were only refreshed within the last few months.
Current shipping times for the U.S. store, courtesy of MacRumors, are as follows:
– 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 day
Only the Mac mini seems to have maintained a 24-hour shipping period — which is what you’d usually expect when ordering from Apple online. While shipping estimates often fluctuate for different products, especially those in high demand, it’s very unusual for them to increase for such a large number of different items.
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