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iPad 2 Already Sold Out Across "Many" Countries

Apple Stores and third party retailers across the world have ran out of iPad 2 according to numerous reports that have emerged over the past 48 hours.

Brian White, a research analyst for Ticonderoga Securities, said that Apple stores across the 25 countries where the device was launched, have ran out of iPad 2 within hours of launch although he points out that those in the US may have received more stock.

The sketchy picture we've got from Twitter reports in the UK and our own show that, at least in the United Kingdom, the tablet has proven to be at least, if not more popular than its predecessor.

Apple itself has extended the delivery window from two weeks to four weeks and some readers have reported that they've been told to wait until the 26th of April before getting their iPad 2.

Perhaps the easiest way to get an iPad 2 at this stage is to buy one from one of the four mobile phone operators in the country.

For those who cannot get their hands on the iPad 2, there's still some residual stocks of the original iPad stock on sale online from as little as £315.

Apple said in a statement last week that "We're experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the U.S., and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.