iPad 2 In Taiwan In the Next 2 Weeks?

Posted In iPad - By Tariq On Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 With 0 Comments

After all this talk about the iPad 2, it’s hard to believe some countries still don’t have it. Initially launched on March 11 here in the United States, Apple then released their second generation tablet to a further 25 countries two weeks later. Of those were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and more. China received it on May 6, and Japan hasn’t been able to get any due to natural disasters. Noticeably missing from the larger Asian countries is Taiwan. But fear not citizens of the eastern island, it seems the time has finally come for the iPad 2 to come to you, too.

Digitimes reports that their sources in the retail channel have estimated a release date for the iPad within the next two weeks.

The official launch schedule of Apple’s iPad 2 in Taiwan remains unconfirmed despite some channel retailers already rumored that the launch will be on May 20, since Apple product-only retail shop Studio A has commented that it has not yet received the information from Apple, while large IT shops in Taiwan have all declined to comment about the launch schedule. However, sources in the retail channel estimate that the iPad 2 should be launched as soon as within the next 1-2 weeks.


Apple has not made any official statements on their release schedule for Taiwan, but it is in their fashion not to mention anything until about a week before. Their Taiwan website shows no change, but still features the iPad 2 prominently on the page. So ear to the ground, we may here word from the Cupertino-based company on their distribution plans for Taiwan and other countries soon.

The supply of iPad 2 components have been quite short since its launch, and rumors make it seem as though the limited resources are only being spread thinner. Parts like the LCD display, flash memory, and even the speaker have been reported to be in short supply. While stock has improved and shipping dates decreased here in the US, larger distribution worldwide might cause further supply shortages and sellouts in the near future. Again, only time will tell.

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