New iPad Models Already Selling Out for First Day Delivery
On Wednesday, Apple wowed the tech world once again by introducing the most advanced and cutting-edge iPad to date. Not surprisingly, there appears to be an overwhelming demand from Apple fans to get the new iPad as quickly as possible.
The result? You guessed it. Apple is already selling out of first-day delivery pre-orders for a number of the iPad models introduced yesterday. We've begun hearing from readers who, upon placing their preorders today, were informed that their device won't arrive until the Monday after next Friday's launch.
This reality speaks to a huge wave of first-day preorders. As of this writing, March 19th is the new shipping estimate for some models, including the white 4G LTE model (AT&T). The 16BG and 64GB are also being pushed for delivery to March 19 for new preorders today. And those dates might be extended further as the preordering continues, some speculate.
If you're not sold for whatever reason on the new iPad yet and are thinking about upgrading from the original iPad to the iPad 2, don't be surprised if those are now in short supply too. Yesterday, Apple lowered the introductory price of the iPad 2 to $399.
All told, there's going to be a whole lot of iPad buying in the weeks ahead. And next Friday will bring with it the arrival of the third generation iPad to ten countries: USA, Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.