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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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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik