The second-generation iPad is approaching and will most likely hit sometime next month. Usually, a good hint at an upcoming refresh for an Apple product is when the respective item becomes sold out or on sale at some retailers. Today it looks like this process has begun at some official iPad resellers in Europe.
First, official reseller Carphone Warehouse in the UK is now sold out of the 64 GB WiFi-only iPad. Even more interesting is the iPad 3G’s situation: all models are sold out at Carphone Wearhouse.
Next, official iPad 3G carriers in Europe Orange and T-Mobile have both slashed their iPad 3G prices in half for customers who sign 2 year contracts. That means you can now get an iPad 3G in Europe for only £99.99.
There is no doubt that a new iPad is coming soon from Apple and we think this is just another good indication of that. Thanks, Nathan.
Update: Major European product distributor Ingram Micro is now sold out of the 16 GB WiFi-only model, 64 GB WiFi-only model, and 64 GB WiFi + 3G model. They are also very low on stock of the 32 GB WiFi-only model, 32 GB WiFi+3G model, and 16 GB WiFi+3G model.
Update 2: Some iPad models are also sold out or low on stock at some Future Shop (major reseller) locations in Canada. Thanks, XianNewman