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  • iPad mini Quickly Selling Out of Launch Day Inventory


    It's a headline we've come to expect within the first 24 hours of a day on which preorders begin for a new Apple product. This morning, preorders for Apple's new iPad mini commenced. And already we're hearing about the apparent buying frenzy underway.

    In a development that seems to prove correct Phil Schiller's theory about the iPad mini being appropriately priced, we are hearing that Apple has already sold out of launch day inventory of the white and silver iPad mini model. As of this writing, folks ordering a black model are still being promised a November 2nd delivery.

    Within hours of the start of preordering, the white and silver iPad mini had slipped to two weeks for shipping, a clear indication of launch day delivery supply running dry. Of course, we are referring just to the Wi-Fi only models as the cellular-ready iPad minis won't ship until well into November anyway.

    Despite the investor optimism that some expected after a week of rousing Apple news, shares of AAPL continue to decline (down another $10 today) and trading below the $600 level for the first time in recent memory.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad mini Quickly Selling Out of Launch Day Inventory started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      No its not. Micro$oft just released Windows 8 and thats goign to be a big flop for them. It'll be worse than Vista was.
      You cant have a tablet touchscreen OS on a desktop PC as it just doesn't work.
      Thing is though with the Windows 8 RT on the Surface it is basically what iOS is to OSX. It can't install normal apps and only takes apps that are in the Windows store. The way surface is going to hurt is to many people I have talked to think they are getting a full on Windows computer.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      OF COURSE it sold out when the launch stock is 2 per store.
      I bet if they had 1000 per store it wouldn't be sold out and they will still have lots of stock in months too.
      Did you just pull those numbers out of your ***?
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mattme11 View Post
      ITS CALLED GETTING A IPOD TOUCH HAVE YOU NEVER SEEN THEM BEFOR? They have a 4 inch screen so only 3 inchs smaller and you save $80 for the same stuff
      See I think your logic is backwards. I would rather spend the extra $80 for the 3.8" of the iPM.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Why are you here? It's a product that you can either choose to buy, or not. The only propaganda here is your trolling. One word....LEAVE!

      He's right. There is no numbers as to how many units they have in stock to say they sold out of already. As I said if they only have 2 in stock then of course they will sell out really quickly and Apple will use that without the numbers we cant see if its a real good selling device or just propaganda used by Apple to try and hype up the device that only 1 out of 1000 will buy.
      So far I've been reading replies all over the net and I've only read 1 person that will buy one of these.

      The local shop usually gets 5 of each units so they sell out really fast. Usually the pre orders take weeks as they only get 5 at a time.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post

      He's right. There is no numbers as to how many units they have in stock to say they sold out of already. As I said if they only have 2 in stock then of course they will sell out really quickly and Apple will use that without the numbers we cant see if its a real good selling device or just propaganda used by Apple to try and hype up the device that only 1 out of 1000 will buy.
      So far I've been reading replies all over the net and I've only read 1 person that will buy one of these.

      The local shop usually gets 5 of each units so they sell out really fast. Usually the pre orders take weeks as they only get 5 at a time.
      I was not even speaking to you, then you attack me and come up with some BS numbers about the Supply and demand of a product you have no clue about. LMFAO.

      As for the mini, I love Apple but I hope it's a failure. I find it rather insulting that they would try to sell a device that is outdated. It is a smaller version of an iPad2 that is over priced. The price actually doesn't bother me, but what your getting for that price is not worth it. Then, 6 months into the best selling iPad3's life cycle, they iPood on everyone who bought one. I really think they just lost a tremendous amount of return customers with that move.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post

      He's right. There is no numbers as to how many units they have in stock to say they sold out of already. As I said if they only have 2 in stock then of course they will sell out really quickly and Apple will use that without the numbers we cant see if its a real good selling device or just propaganda used by Apple to try and hype up the device that only 1 out of 1000 will buy.
      So far I've been reading replies all over the net and I've only read 1 person that will buy one of these.

      The local shop usually gets 5 of each units so they sell out really fast. Usually the pre orders take weeks as they only get 5 at a time.

      Apple has 393 retail stores worldwide. 250 of those stores are in the US alone. You really think Apple only stocks 2 devices of a product??? According to your random number of 2 devices per store, that's 500 iPad mini's per store. Even at their "usual" 5 units per store, according to you, that's 1250 iPad minis. You gotta be real stupid if you expect Apple to launch a product (here in the USA alone) with less than 1500 units.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      Apple has 393 retail stores worldwide. 250 of those stores are in the US alone. You really think Apple only stocks 2 devices of a product??? According to your random number of 2 devices per store, that's 500 iPad mini's per store. Even at their "usual" 5 units per store, according to you, that's 1250 iPad minis. You gotta be real stupid if you expect Apple to launch a product (here in the USA alone) with less than 1500 units. I'm wondering wether you're really that stupid or just trolling....
      Edit: I thought you were speaking to me. I agree, those numbers were nonsense.

      As of now the 16g version in black has sold out btw.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Less insults/inappropriate language more opinions. Forum Rules.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Less insults/inappropriate language more opinions. Forum Rules.
      Holy crap you have a lot of posts on this forum.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Holy crap you have a lot of posts on this forum.
      Yes. Yes I do.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Yes. Yes I do.
      I really need to get out of the news section and explore the forum. Thanks for being a valued member. SERIOUSLY
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I really need to get out of the news section and explore the forum. Thanks for being a valued member. SERIOUSLY
      Sure do, one of the best forums around