Apple fans still looking for an iPad 2 can now check the supply at their local Toys R Us store. As expected, Toys R Us is now selling the popular tablet in select stores across the US. Not every store is carrying the tablet, so you should consult this list on Toys R Us' website before you trek out to your local shop.
This expansion to yet another retail chain suggests supply constraints on the iPad 2 are easing. When the tablet first debuted, Apple stores quickly sold their initial stock, and online delivery times extended out to 4-5 weeks. One month later, the iPad 2 is available from Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Apple stores nationwide. Online shipping times have also dropped to 2-3 weeks with customers reporting delivery times earlier than the projected 14-21 days. There are also rumors Apple is working to expand component suppliers in order to ease supply issues.
Though the retail footprint of the iPad 2 is increasing, finding the tablet in stock is still hit or miss. Calling regularly and checking early are two simple strategies to increase your odds of snagging the model you want. With Mother's Day right around the corner, it may also be a good idea to start your hunt now if you want to surprise Mom on her special day.
[Via Apple Insider]