New iPad Ship Times Down to 3-5 Days

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Shipping times for the new iPad have improved again. They’re now down to just 3-5 days for all models at Apple’s US online store.

This is a continuing trend since late March when shipping times dropped down to 1-2 weeks. Then back on April 20 they came down to 5-7 days.

Hopefully this is a sign of Apple and their key suppliers ramping up production, rather than a slacking off in demand.

It’ may be good timing for ship time improvements too – as apparently there are lot of moms who would really like to get an iPad for Mother’s Day.

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New iPad Shipping Times Faster Again

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Shipping times for the new iPad have improved again. All models of the new 2012 iPad are now showing 5-7 business days as the shipping time at Apple’s US online store.

Leading up to the 2012 iPad launch there were persistent rumors that Apple had production ramped up in its supply chain for this year’s models. It looks like these rumors are proving true, unless we find out that demand has eased off.

In any case, if you’re looking to get a new iPad for yourself or a lucky family member or friend you can get hold of one quicker now when ordering online.

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New iPad To Launch in 12 More Countries This Friday

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Apple has announced that the new 2012 iPad will be released in 12 more countries this Friday, April 20.

The 12 countries where the new iPad will be released Friday are: Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, South Korea, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. One week later, April 27, it will be released in nine more countries: Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

March 16 was the original release day for the 2012 iPad, in the US and nine other nations. On March 23 it was launched in another 25 countries. So by the end of April that should make 56 countries that the new iPad is rolled out to – not too shabby for a little over a month after its initial release.

So far, this looks like a slightly faster-paced international rollout for the new iPad than we saw with the iPad 2 last year. Maybe Apple and its key suppliers really are getting a handle on demand this year.

If you’re in one of the 21 countries set for the iPad launch this week and next, let us know if you’re planning to get one.

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New iPad Owners Survey: Heat Issue, What Heat Issue?

New iPad and Heat Issue

A new survey shows that the vast majority of new iPad users have not experienced any heating issues at all. Changewave Research asked new iPad owners how much of a problem (if any) they had with excessive heat on their 2012 iPad.

No fewer than 89% of those surveyed said it’s not a problem / they haven’t experienced a problem. The number for those who said it is a very big problem: 0%, goose egg.

I have said I thought this was a non-issue from the outset, so count me in the 89%.  It’s interesting to see that even Consumer Reports, who initially played up the ‘overheating issue’ have now given the new iPad a strong recommendation.

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Marware’s Lineup of Cases for the new iPad Now Available

CEO Hybrid for New iPad

Marware have got a lineup of cases for the new iPad available to order now, including their popular C.E.O. Hybrid case. I did a review of the C.E.O. Hybrid for the iPad 2 last year, and it’s a very good, versatile iPad case.

Here are the brief descriptions for the new lineup of Marware cases for the 2012 iPad:

– The C.E.O Hybrid: A low-profile case for the new iPad with an automatic sleep/wake lid, adjustable stand and hand strap.

– MicroShell Case for the new iPad: A sleek, ultra-thin polycarbonate shell case for the new iPad that is compatible with the Apple Smart Cover.

– EcoVue Case for the new iPad: An eco-leather case for the new iPad that stands in two angles and features a sleep/wake lid.

– MicroShell Folio Case for the new iPad: An ultra-thin case for the new iPad featuring a hard back shell fused to an automatic sleep/wake lid that stands.

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Some Thoughts on the New 2012 iPad

I’ve spent a little over a week with the new 2012 iPad now. I’m calling it that at the outset (and will shorten it to just new iPad from here on) just so years from now when there are newer new iPads, we’ll be (somewhat) clear on which one is being talked about here.  I […]

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Twelve South Products & the New iPad

Twelve South, makers of some excellent accessories for iPad and Mac, have sent out an email with their New iPad Product Compatibility Report. The report offers a full rundown of which of their products will work with the new iPad (the vast majority) and which require an update. Here’s the quick summary: What works now […]

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New iPad Status Update – Gonzoed

I’ve written before here about how the Apple Smart Cover and an ultra-thin Gelaskin were my favorite outfit for the iPad 2. As of just a few minutes ago, that is now the new (and favorite) setup for my new iPad as well. I’ve just installed a new Gelaskin – my favorite Dr. Gonzo – […]

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