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  • iPad 2 Reportedly Sold Out in Most International Markets


    It will come as little surprise to many that Apple has reportedly sold out of the iPad 2 in most of the 25 countries that received the second generation tablet just this past Friday. According to multiple consumer reports and just as many published mainstream media investigations, the tablet was largely sold out by Saturday in almost every market in which it became available just 24 hours earlier.

    By 5:00 pm Friday in London, images had surfaced of long lines outside of some stores that likely contained more people than the store contained iPad 2s. Such was the case in Germany, Australia, Canada, and countless other nations that have watched iPad 2 fever grip the US during the past two weeks.

    According to Fortune magazine, Apple's Opera Store in Paris sailed through an inventory of better than 3,000 iPad 2s between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday alone. By Saturday morning, the long lines greeted the official start of business. And the "shelves were bare" long before closing time on Saturday.

    At this stage, no concrete numbers regarding Apple's overall iPad 2 sales (US and International) have been reported, but that's expected to change next month when the Cupertino, California tech giant reports earnings for its second fiscal quarter. Ironically, midnight on Saturday - the time by which most iPad 2s had been sold out - marked the last day of Apple's second quarter. As a result, the iPad 2 sales tally for Q2 might be through the roof, despite the product's release late in the quarter.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Reportedly Sold Out in Most International Markets started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      I got nothing....


      My local Apple store didn't get 3,000 ipad's. What's up with that?
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      bought a used car yesterday and was thrilled when told that the promotion they were having at the dealership was a free ipad to anyone who bought a certified used honda. we almost **** ourselves.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I cant wait to see some sales numbers
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I got my iPad2 on Thursday. Sold my first gen same day on Craigslist.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Not the surprise...
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      I want to get a factory unlocked in Malaysia because the ones sold in Canada is locked to a carrier.
    1. some_sort_of_craziness's Avatar
      some_sort_of_craziness -
      Lucky for me I just got a notice today saying my iPad was shipped. Woot
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Is that any surprise that it's sold out? I want one uber-bad
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Suprise suprise
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I said before crApple are morons. If they want to sell more then ship more to shops.
      They are only selling less due to their own stupidity.

      Some people wont wait months for an iPad, they will just get whatever is on the shelf at that time. I know a few people that want a tablet and when they go to get one they will get whatever is in stock at that time so I guess they wont be getting an iPad as they are never in stock.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      I want to get a factory unlocked in Malaysia because the ones sold in Canada is locked to a carrier.
      Pretty sure these are unlocked.

      On the other hand, man you Canadians get screwed on electronic prices. The Canadian dollar is stronger than the American (by a fair chunk), and yet your prices are a baseline 20 dollars higher (25 USD).

      Aussies get housed worse apparently. $580 AUD for the $500 USD iPad (and the AUD is stronger than both the CAD and USD).

      Anyway, OT: not surprised. Another new mobile Apple product sells like hotcakes.
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      I had to stand in line for 9 hours to get mine. Was first to walk out of the store with it wohoo haha
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by some_sort_of_craziness View Post
      Lucky for me I just got a notice today saying my iPad was shipped. Woot

      Been tracking my white iPad 2 it arrives Wednesday!! Hopefully selling my iPad 1 shortly thereafter. Congrats!

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by orbyorb View Post
      Pretty sure these are unlocked.

      On the other hand, man you Canadians get screwed on electronic prices. The Canadian dollar is stronger than the American (by a fair chunk), and yet your prices are a baseline 20 dollars higher (25 USD).

      Aussies get housed worse apparently. $580 AUD for the $500 USD iPad (and the AUD is stronger than both the CAD and USD).

      Anyway, OT: not surprised. Another new mobile Apple product sells like hotcakes.
      I thought us in the uk got screwed the most 559 for 64gb wifi = $900
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      I said before crApple are morons. If they want to sell more then ship more to shops.
      They are only selling less due to their own stupidity.

      Some people wont wait months for an iPad, they will just get whatever is on the shelf at that time. I know a few people that want a tablet and when they go to get one they will get whatever is in stock at that time so I guess they wont be getting an iPad as they are never in stock.
      I agree, they could have had a much better quarter had they had more available at launch. I'm also disappointed that Apple had thousands available at some of their stores but local Best Buy and other stores didn't even get 20.
    1. ndproductions's Avatar
      ndproductions -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      bought a used car yesterday and was thrilled when told that the promotion they were having at the dealership was a free ipad to anyone who bought a certified used honda. we almost **** ourselves.
      LoooooooL
      Damn
      Are you serious they gave one away??:-)
      Why don't we ever get such promotions in Jerusalem ?? Heck the iPad2 isn't even here yet:-(
    1. digitalsin's Avatar
      digitalsin -
      To be fair the$576 aud includes taxes and afaik the US don't and I think Canada is the same as the US.
    1. androd25's Avatar
      androd25 -
      Here in Mexico, the $829.00 (around $900 tax inc.) sells for $12,000 MXN (around $1000 USD).

      By the way, I ordered one through Telmex on Friday, and they said it should arrive by Wednesday or Thursday to my door. Nice.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Everything apple makes sells out. I wish I could go back in time and by stock.
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Everything apple makes sells out. I wish I could go back in time and by stock.
      That would be great