More Apple iPad Price Cuts Hint At iPad 2 Launch

Another big online retailer, Ebuyer, has cut the price of the iPad, possibly ahead of the launch of the iPad 2 later this month, and is showing only 10 units across three Stock Keeping units with the 32GB Wi-Fi only model already out of stock.

The cheapest iPad device is on sale for £419, a £20 discount off the suggested retail price at Apple online. For the others, Ebuyer charges £521.75 (16GB, 3G), £598.33 (32GB, 3G), £665 (64GB) and £697.79 (64GB, 3G) compared to £541, £612, £612 and £714, a discount of that varies between £14 and £20.

Another equally big online retailer, Dabs, has also run out of iPad tablets on some specific SKU and is promising to price match Ebuyer's prices.

Many other UK stores such as Carphone Warehouse, Argos, Misco and even Ingram Micro have either run out on some iPad SKUs or are reporting very low stocks on other models.

Earlier today, there were reports that the iPad 2 might be delayed because of what some analysts called production bottlenecks caused by unexpected issues that popped up during the manufacturing process.