We’ve been tracking the availably of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad since its launch. The pre-order figures which were being reported clearly suggested that the new “giant iPod touch” will certainly be a success. The initial number of sales reported were highly impressive and certainly beyond even Apple’s expectations.
When the new device with larger touch screen running iOS was finally launched it was greeted with strong demand which resulted in one millionth iPad being sold in just 28 days. This soon caused major delays in shipping the iPad and the US stores were reported to be sold out as Apple was still struggling to meet the demand.
Today 9To5Mac are reporting that Apple has updated the estimated shipping time for iPad WiFi and WiFi + 3G which is now within 24 Hours. Apple had been working on its production capacity and it is possible that they have managed to address the issue. However, it cannot be ruled out that the demand might have reduced over the last one week.
It is interesting to note that Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets in May noted that iPad was selling at about 200,000 units per week in the US and Apple sold around 110,000 Macs in the same period. He further added that if Apple could ramp up the production then it would probably sell more than 8.1 million iPads in 2010.
Apple’s CEO might talk about the updated sales statistics for the iPad during the September 1 “special” music event and we will have a live feed to keep you updated with the latest.