iPad 2 Online Orders Ship Early: Smart Covers Plus More Delayed?

While some have already experienced the joys and downfalls of Apple’s second generation iPad, others that made the choice to take the online order route, have still been waiting for their tablets.

As Pocket-lint reports, the device that they ordered after the March 25th launch date was due to be dispatched April 15th. This date now seems to have been superseded, after a confirmation email was sent stating that the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 had already been shipped.

This means that for those that managed to order online after the problems of March 25th, could be rewarded with a delivery date easily within the 2-3 week time frame that was previously suggested.

Engadget, who decided to remain sleep deprived on Apple’s launch day, have already received their tablets, and commented on how others had also got a knock on the door.

While this is undoubtedly good news, there is a small issue of the lack of Smart Cover for your new device. Unfortunately Apple’s own clever magnetic shroud has been suffering short supply problems, meaning that once you receive your iPad 2 you will still have to wait for the Smart Cover to arrive.

So even if you do have to wait for the Smart Cover at least your iPad 2 could be with you sooner rather than later. Tell us if you managed to secure your online order and whether your tablet has arrived yet? Also if you ordered a Smart Cover have you seen any signs of it yet?

  • changsta

    I ordered a smart cover and 32gb wi-fi black version on night of launch (1:15am to be precise)

    Just received confirmation that the iPad 2 has been shipped and should be delivered latest 14th April.

    The smart cover though is still not shipped yet and apparently going to be posted to me when in stock.

  • Paul

    Just got my conformation email and tracker number expecting iPad 2 any time. Monday latest. I expected end of April beginning of may. Bonus recieving this earlier than thought Can’t wait