Despite its focus on a speedy international rollout for the new iPad, which has seen the tablet hit 57 countries in just over one month, Apple is still keeping on top of demand and working to reduce shipping delays in its initial launch territories. After delays dropped to just 3-5 days in the United States last week, customers in Europe are now facing a wait of just 7 days.
While 7 days may seem like it’s still a pretty lengthy delay — and it is when you’re itching to get your hands on a new iPad — it’s not too bad when you consider that the delay has been at 1-2 weeks for European customers since shortly after the device made its debut.
That timescale applies to all models of the new iPad, including Wi-Fi and 3G devices in both black and white.
However, if you’re keen to get your mitts on the new iPad immediately, it’s best to make your way to an Apple retail store or an authorized third-party reseller. Retail stock for the new iPad has remained pretty steady since its launch, and stores continue to receive regular deliveries, meaning it’s pretty easy to get hold of the device on the high street.