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Apple Launches Mother of All iPad 2 Backlogs in South Korea

Think getting your hands on an iPad 2 in the States and Europe has been tough? Try finding one in South Korea.

SK Telecom and KT, the country’s top carriers, have been forced to suspend online sales of the device after offering it for less than a week. The reason: Overwhelming demand.

“Our iPad 2 inventory has been depleted and we apologize for failing to provide enough supplies due to the product’s global supply shortages,” SK Telecom said in a note posted to its Web site.

Not much of a surprise, really, given the widespread stock-outs that followed the iPad 2’s launch and its generally constrained supply. As COO Tim Cook said during Apple’s first quarter earnings call in April, “The iPad has the mother of all backlogs, but we’re working very hard to get [it] out to customers as quickly as we can.”

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work