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iPad deliveries remain squeezed as Apple prioritizes iPhones

Buyers endure nine-week waits as even procurement champ suffers constraints

Philippine consumers might wait up to 63 days if they ordered a space gray, 256 GB iPad on Jan. 28. In Malaysia, the lag is about 54 days. (Source photos by Getty Images)

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Consumers are still waiting up to nine weeks for delivery of new iPads as Apple struggles to clear a backlog that emerged last year amid the global chip and component crunch, according to Nikkei Asia's analysis of more than two months of shipping data.

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