iPad 2 Ship Dates Slip to 4 Weeks

Apple’s new iPad 2 inventory appears to be completely depleted after the first weekend of availability and online order ship times have been pushed out to three to four weeks. The company’s new multi-media tablet began selling online at 4AM eastern time on Friday, March 11, and within hours was already showing up to three week shipping delays.

Despite the extended shipping delays, Apple is still letting customers order up to two units online.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the new iPad 2 at a special media event earlier this month. The new models are available in black or white, sport a dual-core A5 processor, front and rear-facing digital cameras, a built-in gyroscope, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, a thinner body, and more.

Shoppers hoping to pick up a new iPad in stores look to be out of luck, too. Apple ran through the inventory it shipped to its own stores and other retailers in a matter of hours on Friday, and the limited quantities delivered on Saturday sold out quickly, too.