Best Buy on Friday dispelled rumors that it’s in a dust-up with Apple over the iPad 2.
Reports surfaced Thursday that iPad 2 shipments to electronics retailer were being cut off due to some of its sales practices. A CrunchGear report based on a worker’s tip said Best Buy was in trouble for refusing to sell any tablets beyond its daily quota.
But according to a statement from Best Buy spokeswoman Paula Baldwin, the company is still getting their shipments.
“Best Buy continues to receive iPad 2 inventory from Apple on a regular basis,” Baldwin said in the statement. “As we’ve said previously, we are fulfilling customer reservations first. Our stores have been asked to temporarily hold non-reserved iPad 2 inventory for an upcoming promotion. This is a customary practice for us when there are supply constraints. Best Buy enjoys a great partnership with Apple, and we’re delighted by customer response to iPad 2.”
Demand for the iPad 2 has been through the roof , with online wait times now finally settling back down to under a month. Apple is reaching out to more retailers for this launch than for previous launches.