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iPad 2 set for Friday launch but is there a stock shortage?

Apple earlier today confirmed that the Apple iPad 2 will launch on Friday 25th at 5pm here in the UK, and that it will also be cheaper than the original iPad when that first launched. Question still remains though around stock levels at launch.

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Among the Apple Authorised Resellers that will sell the iPad 2 on Friday are PC World stores, and a recent email from them teasing the arrival of the iPad 2 on Friday with a link to find out which stores will have stock could be an indication of stock shortage. Looking at my own area of the UK, they report that only two of their stores will have stock at 5pm on Friday, so unless there are errors in their lists, we could be looking at long queues and few iPad 2′s.

You can see the full list from PC World here:

Yorkshire & Humbershire

  • Sheffield, Meadowhall Retail Park, Attercliffe Common, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 2YZ
  • Leeds, Unit A-B, West Yorkshire Retail Park, Holdening Way Bristall, Leeds, West Yorkshire WF17 9AE

Scotland & Northern Ireland

  • Glasgow Finneston, 30 Finneston Street, Glasgow, G3 8JU
  • Lisburn, Unit 2, Sprucefield Retail Park, Lisburn, BT27 5UN
  • Edinburgh, 1-17 Glasgow Road, Corstophine, Edinburgh, EH12 8HW

The North East & West

  • Liverpool, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AL
  • Teeside Park, Unit 1, Teeside Retail Park, Stockton on Tees, TS17 7BQ

London & The South East

  • Brentford, Middlesex, 6 West Cross Way, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8EF
  • Enfield, Middlesex, De Mandeville Gate, 333 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1TW
  • Guildford, Surrey, The Old Dairy Site, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1EE
  • Tottenham Court Road, London, 145 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NE
  • Northolt, White Hart Roundabout, Ruislip Road, Northolt, UB5 6GR
  • Staples Corner, London Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, London, NW2 6LW
  • Croydon, Surrey, 2 Trojan Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4XL
  • Tunbridge Wells, Unit B, Longfield Road Retail Park, Tunbridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3EW

The South & South West

  • Plymouth, Unit B Marsh Mills, Retail Park, Longbridge Road, Plymouth, P6 8LR
  • Portsmouth, Ocean Retail Park, Dundas Lane, Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5NP
  • Oxford, Unit 1, Hartwell Grange Redevelopment, Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 OHA
  • Bath, Somerset, Unit B, Weston Lock Retail Park, Bath, Somerset, BA2 1EP
  • Bristol (Cribbs), Unit 1-2, Cribbs Causeway Retail Park, Bristol, BS34 5TX
  • Southampton, Hampshire, Unit 2-3, Hedge End Retail Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2UH
  • Poole, Dorset, Unit 8, Wessex Gate Retail Park, FleetBridge, Poole, Dorset BH15 3TE

East Anglia

  • Cambridge, Unit 1, Cambridge Retail Park, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JL
  • Norwich, Norfolk, Unit 5, Sweetbriar Retail Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 5DH
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Unit 1, Boulevard Retail Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2HS
  • Medway, Kent, Unit A, Horstead Retail Park, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9SQ

East & West Midlands

  • Leicester, Unit C, Fosse Park South, Everard Way, Leicester, LE19 1UT
  • Derby, Unit A, Meteor Centre, Wheatcroft Way, Derby, DE21 4RY
  • Birmingham J9, Unit A, Axletree Way, Wednesbury, Birmingham, WS10 9QY
  • Nottingham, Castle Meadows Retail Park, Bridge Road, Nottingham, NG7 1GX
  • Stoke On Trent, Festival Park, Ridge House Drive, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PU
  • Dudley, Unit 6-8, Merryhill Centre, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1SY

We stress that this might not be a complete list, but it is the one referred to in the PC World email.

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