On Saturday Apple quietly shortened the shipping times for new iPads on the Apple Store to 24 hours. Every model now ships within a day after it was ordered. It’s not clear if Apple retail stock has caught up, but other international stores also show the reduced lead time.
This is the first time in the five months of iPad availability that Apple can expect to keep up with demand and supports the idea that Apple has had to step up production to guarantee a healthy supply. Apple reportedly sub-contracted Samsung to help make the 9.7-inch multi-touch displays after LG Display’s factories weren’t enough.