Since the very beginning of the tablet's release, in March, Apple has had problems keeping up with the demand, as the shipping time for iPad 2 was no less than 3 to 4 weeks. From mid-April until July the time was down to 1-2 weeks, which is still a long period to wait for a product after ordering it online.
At the peak of the iPad 2 frenzy some of those lucky enough to get their hands on the Apple tablet device were making hundreds of dollars in markups; some Chinese resellers were reportedly making around $400 per day after spending hours queuing outside Apple Stores in the US.
As from July 8th, the shipping time was considerably reduced to 3-5 business days, improving the iPad's availability dramatically for the first time since its release.
Now it seems that Apple is finally meeting the supply level required for iPad 2 demand, as the shipping time has fallen to 1-3 business days.
Four months after its release, Apple finally appears to have caught up with the staggering demand for all its tablet models; and it is said that the shipping time may be reduced even more, to just 24 hours.
And now inevitably the question arises: Is this catching up a proof of an improvement by Apple and its suppliers, or is it evidence of a diminishing demand for the iPad 2?