Korean Carriers Halt Online Sales of iPad 2

South Korean telecommunications giants SK Telecom and KT Corp recently halted the online distribution of the iPad 2, just a week following its release.

Reports this morning indicate that the decision was due to limited availability of the device.

A statement on the SK Telecom website expresses regret, noting, “We are sorry to announce that our stock of iPad 2s has run out, and we apologize for not having sufficient quantities available due to global shortages of the product,” as reported by Reuters.

Despite Apple’s online stores, including the South Korean outlet, showing a wait time of only 1-2 weeks, it is clear that the supply does not meet the high demand.

Both SK Telecom and KT Corp are relying on sales of tablets and smartphones to compensate for the stagnant growth in voice communication revenues.


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