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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...
03-08-2012, 12:11 PM #1
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.
03-08-2012, 12:18 PM #2
I don't think Apple should do pre-orders from a business standpoint. The frenzied lines are what keeps the hype going. If they allow too early and a lot of pre orders, it really dulls the experience
03-08-2012, 12:19 PM #3
Revolutionary.. wait for it... "The New iPad"
03-08-2012, 12:21 PM #4
I accidentally ordered two since one of my orders got stuck on "processing"(turned out that this was not the case) so I am debating on whether or not to keep the second one ordered. I only need one for the wife so she can finally move up from the OG. They are supposed to be delivered on the 16th.
03-08-2012, 12:32 PM #5
03-08-2012, 12:39 PM #6
As far as people standing in lines to keep the hype up been there did that to only find out they did not have the one I wanted. So I don't think that works all of the time.
Ordered mine today and delivery is on the 19th now. Should have stayed up last night and ordered but was way to tired.
03-08-2012, 12:52 PM #7
Well I stayed up last night and did my order before bed. Just checked my order status and says 16th still. Waiting do the new apple tv next week and ill order that too.
Your mom has "spirit" but I used my "pwnage tool" on her all night long and "ultrasn0wed" all over her. haha
03-08-2012, 12:58 PM #8
just ordered mine, and it said the 16th.
03-08-2012, 01:23 PM #9
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03-08-2012, 02:20 PM #11
Last edited by de4ek; 03-08-2012 at 02:25 PM.
03-08-2012, 03:38 PM #12
Frankly I'm surprised that only three models (as of this post) are currently ineligible for delivery on the sixteenth (16 White AT&T/16 Black AT&T/64 White AT&T).
That may be in part due to every other country that's getting the iPad on the sixteenth in stores (Canada, Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan) aren't getting any iPads shipped through the online store until the nineteenth... with Australia and Switzerland already pushing back toward the twenty-second.
With that in mind, I still wonder how crazy the lines will be at Apple retailers on the sixteenth, both in the US and globally. Waiting in a long queue for an item that they may or may not have in your desired iteration when the exact configuration you want can be shipped safely to your door the same day just never made any sense.
03-08-2012, 05:17 PM #13
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03-08-2012, 10:12 PM #15
16th for me baby!
03-08-2012, 10:37 PM #16
I bought mine today on line in the late afternoon and i still got a delivery date of the 16th.
03-08-2012, 10:59 PM #17
03-08-2012, 11:02 PM #18
Mine shipped too with the tracking number plus I got a free Bluetooth keyboard.
03-08-2012, 11:49 PM #19
all new iPads have a delivery waiting time of 2-3 weeks, Apple Store UK :-/
03-08-2012, 11:57 PM #20