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iPad ship times shrink from seven to three days

Keith M

It seems like only yesterday when anyone chomping at the bit to get their hands on an iPad had to wait a painfully long time to get one. Then the shipping time dropped down to anywhere from seven to 10 days, and new customers didn't have the shakes of anticipation for too long.

Just recently, though, Apple has dropped the expected ship date for iPads down to as few as three days. Word is that the wait for an iPhone 4 may drop significantly by the end of September as well.

Something I'm wondering about with these wait times is whether it's dissuaded people from purchasing. Have you ever visited the Apple store, seen that the wait time was longer than you were willing to hold out, and changed your mind?

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