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  • iPad Selling Out at Resellers, iPad 2 Announcement Soon?


    It's pretty much a given that we're gonna see the announcement of the next-generation iPad some time in the next month, but now evidence is beginning to mount that we could be hearing from Apple very soon.

    Even as it seems more and more likely that we'll get some new MacBook Pros this week, it looks like the iPad is now sold out at several major international retailers. This is a good indication that these resellers are not receiving more shipments from Apple, and is preparing to restock with the iPad 2.

    Carphone Warehouse in the UK was the first to announce that they were running low on iPad inventory. They are sold out of the 64 GB Wi-fi model, and completely sold-out of the 3G Model. Official iPad 3G carriers are now offering cheaper subsidized prices for the iPad. This includes both Europe Orange and T-Mobile, which means you can currently pick up an 3G iPad for 99.99.

    Other retailers are now joining in and announcing their low stock. Ingram Micro is selling out, and Future Shop in Canada is sold out now too. This is a very strong indication that the the new iPad will be coming to these major retailers soon, and that means we should hear an announcement from Apple quite soon.

    We probably don't need to tell MMi readers this, but if you're looking to buy an iPad, it is certainly a good idea to wait a couple weeks for an Apple announcement.

    Source:
    9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad Selling Out at Resellers, iPad 2 Announcement Soon? started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. mlauth's Avatar
      mlauth -
      I was going to get one of the first gens but i will hold out to see if waiting is worth my time.
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      I'm getting the first gen, doubt the second will be much of a second gen but rather more of an upgrade.
    1. mlauth's Avatar
      mlauth -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dazz187s View Post
      I'm getting the first gen, doubt the second will be much of a second gen but rather more of an upgrade.

      You may be right, but if it's a dual core A8 I'll wait. If not and its just a camera with a few other little things, I won't.
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dazz187s View Post
      I'm getting the first gen, doubt the second will be much of a second gen but rather more of an upgrade.
      Wait, if you're wrong and the iPad 2 is mega in every respect get that, or get a new first gen one on eBay nice and cheap
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      time to sell my 1st gen to use that cash towards the 2nd gen.
    1. nicrfe's Avatar
      nicrfe -
      I was about to buy an Ipad. soooo glad i read this. maybe for steve jobs b-day they will release the iPad and MBP on thursday.
    1. dwkkwd's Avatar
      dwkkwd -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicrfe View Post
      I was about to buy an Ipad. soooo glad i read this. maybe for steve jobs b-day they will release the iPad and MBP on thursday.
      Me too!! So glad i never did buy one.
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      If this is report is anywhere as accurate as Essany's post connecting a job listing to an Apple Connected TV Set then don't hold your breath, you'll die.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      ^<<<< selling my 1st GEN JB IPAD 32GB $$450
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Can I pre-order yet?! After all this time I still have never used more than 16GB of storage and I tether with MIWI so i'll ber getting another 16GB WIFI version. Im hoping to be able to sell my first gen for 300-350
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Can I pre-order yet?! After all this time I still have never used more than 16GB of storage and I tether with MIWI so i'll ber getting another 16GB WIFI version. Im hoping to be able to sell my first gen for 300-350

      I'd never sell any Apple product of mine.
      I plan on keeping my iPod Video, MacBook Pro, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 forever! I regret selling my iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 2G
      Hopefully an iPhone 5 and iPad 2 will be added to my collection this year.*

      Wasn't iPad announced in January last year? February is nearly over.*
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      Any ideas what the current iPad's will be discounted @?
    1. bombay_bandit's Avatar
      bombay_bandit -
      Quote Originally Posted by chillihound View Post
      If this is report is anywhere as accurate as Essany's post connecting a job listing to an Apple Connected TV Set then don't hold your breath, you'll die.
      Hahaha
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Woot.I just hpe that I'm not going to be disappointed
    1. PhantomPhoenix's Avatar
      PhantomPhoenix -
      I am going berserk. I really want an iPad, but obviously I'm not going to get a first-gen when it'll be obsolete in no time, to say nothing of my general apprehension when it comes to first-gen devices. I have searched Google News for "iPad 2" and checked the MMi blog for news diligently every single day for months just trying to eke out any tidbit of news I can find.

      Apple, please. Just have a press conference and reveal the damn thing. You're killing me.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Sold my 1st Gen in preparation for the 2nd Gen...woohoo can't wait! I may even wait until the 4th quarter, as Apple is far from done with surprises this year. He who laughs last laughs loudest :]
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Yay iPad 2!
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      So no one knows if the current iPad will be discount?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Great news, bring on the new one