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03-22-2011, 09:59 AM #1
All Systems Go for International iPad 2 Launch This Friday
It now appears that Apple will proceed as originally planned with the iPad 2 international launch scheduled for this Friday, March 25th. Similar to the domestic roll out we experienced two weeks ago, the iPad 2 will reach 25 additional countries at 5:00 pm local time on the 25th.
Not withstanding lingering supply issues at home, Apple confirmed the scheduled global release just this morning, reminding prospective buyers that the second-generation tablet will also be available via the online Apple Store at 1:00 am Friday. "While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs stated in a release. "We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the U.S., and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."
Despite the previously announced delay in Japan's acquisition of the iPad 2 in light of the ongoing and tragic recovery efforts taking place in that nation, the iPad 2, beginning this Friday, will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.
03-22-2011, 10:06 AM #2
How about honoring orders placed on original launch date eh? I am still waiting for mine to ship, expected ship date is April 1, WTF?
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03-22-2011, 10:13 AM #3
03-22-2011, 10:18 AM #4
Yes, first bring to Europe and you guys first deal with people who are buying them out and selling for $1000 on eBay
03-22-2011, 10:30 AM #5
03-22-2011, 10:58 AM #6
Mine ships on 23rd April man - i ordered on T + 4 days....Damn Damn Damn....
03-22-2011, 11:18 AM #7
Im just hoping that there is more when im ready to buy in about a monthYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
03-22-2011, 11:44 AM #8
Yeah, I wish they'd deal with the shortages here before releasing them worldwide. My local Best Buy only received 15 for the release and hasn't gotten anymore since! They expect some by Thursday but aren't sure how many they will get. They were supposed to get 75 the first day so its no wonder they are all sold out so fast.
03-22-2011, 11:53 AM #9
However there thousands of them on eBay now, I was bidding on some on european eBay,but was too expensive, then tried to get from US,and no luck again,as seller tried to cheat, so now I wait to get from German appstore, longer waiting,but at least I will get it.(I hope so)
03-22-2011, 12:03 PM #10
Yeah seriously wtf... Don't even have enough supply for current launch.
I ordered mine a week ago when it already said 4-5 weeks.. =[
03-22-2011, 12:03 PM #11
Don't expect many queue campers
03-22-2011, 12:22 PM #12
according to apple.ca Canadian pricing will be starting from $519
better than I thought it would have been.
03-22-2011, 12:32 PM #13
Comet in the UK now has placeholders on their website for the iPad 2. It has a price for the 64GB WiFi + 3G set at £659.00, so cheaper then the original iPad!!??
03-22-2011, 12:55 PM #14
03-22-2011, 02:18 PM #15
I just went to Best Buy ( jax Fl) and they had plenty. I just picked one up! It was worth every penny!
03-22-2011, 02:54 PM #16
I went to best buy this morning here in Jax Fl and they had tons in stock. I bought one and I am very pleased with it so far.
03-23-2011, 12:18 AM #17
Plenty in Houston. Just look at the right time. Helps to know the delivery guys, I'd imagine.
03-23-2011, 12:19 AM #18
03-23-2011, 07:14 AM #19Just got a mail from Apple!
Be the first to get the Apple iPad. This Friday 25th March
Visit the Apple Retail Store from 5:00 pm and let our Specialists show you round the features, help you choose the perfect model and set everything up just the way you like. Or buy iPad online and get free shipping - directly to your door.
... Can't wait!
03-25-2011, 06:41 AM #20
Apple is sad with their order times, online ordering opened here today at 4AM my order was in and finsihed by 4:03 and email on shipping time is delivery April 22, pretty sad for an order 3 minutes old into the Canadian launch !_________________________________
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