If everyone who wanted an iPad 2 had one today... the buzz would be over. No lineups, no curiosity, no clamor, no hype, no press releases or articles about lack of demand.
This move (if it was a move) will ensure that there will be a feverish race to get an iPad in other countries as well - ensuring that the iPad 2 is the most sought after gadget in the world.
You can't buy this type of marketing, just ask Microsoft.
I'm not saying it is so - but I wouldn't put this kind of strategic marketing past Apple.
As long as there is demand - there is free marketing.
Apple is lightly dusting the world with the new iPad - instead of satisfying demand market by market (which they did with the original iPhone).
I find it curious.
This could be a good strategy for a few days, but not been able to keep up with demand is very bad after a few days has you then start to loose customers. Since the ipad now has a month+ wait time, its obvious they cant keep up.