Apple sells out of launch-day iPads, new orders ship by March 19

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Less than two days after Apple's new iPad was unveiled, the company has sold out of launch-day preorders in its online store, as new orders are now advertised to ship by March 19.



Those who order a third-generation iPad now from Apple's online store will not receive it until after next Friday's launch date. The March 19 shipping date now applies to all models, capacities and colors sold in the U.S.



Of course, while launch-day supplies are no longer available at Apple's online store, those who wait in line at the company's retail outlets will still have a chance to get an iPad on March 16. In addition, Apple's retail partners, including Best Buy and others, will have stock on launch day.



The first sign that demand for the new iPad was outstripping supply came on Thursday, when shipping estimates for the white 4G LTE model compatible with AT&T's network were the first to have estimated shipping dates of March 19. The first models to sell out for launch day delivery were the 16- and 64-gigabyte capacities.



But now, all 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte models, Wi-Fi-only or 4G LTE, and in black and white are all scheduled to ship three days after the official iPad launch.



Next Friday's iPad launch will be the largest debut yet for the company, as the touchscreen tablet will go on sale in 10 countries. They are the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.











As for the 16-gigabyte iPad 2, available in both white and black with Wi-Fi-only connectivity or 3G compatibility, new orders are advertised to ship in one to three business days. The Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 will remain available in a 16-gigabyte capacity as the new low-end model, for $399, while a 3G variant will cost $529.



Those who were among the first to preorder the third-generation iPad have already begun receiving notifications that their order has shipped from China. However, the iPads are not scheduled to actually be delivered until next Friday, which is the product's official launch day.



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  • apple ][apple ][ Posts: 7,815member
    Mine still says preparing to ship, but I'm not worried, because some Chinese dude will be loading my new iPad onto a Fed Ex or DHL or UPS plane later on today and then Apple will send me the tracking number. My iPad will make a brief stopover in Alaska probably, and then it will make it's way towards the East Coast.



    Next Friday, I will be monitoring the tracking number every few minutes, because there's no chance in hell that I will let my new iPad be left unattended if some douchebag delivery guy just decides to drop it off without even bothering to ring the damn bell. A new iPad is worth more than the actual cash value of it.



    And with all of these countries participating in the preorder, the preorder numbers are going to be off the chart if and when Apple releases them. Apple is not like Android manufacturers. Apple is not ashamed to say how many they sold, and Apple does not need to lie or hide any numbers.
  • tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member
    And they said this was an insignificant iPad revision.
  • bikaa-m.bikaa-m. Posts: 16member
    just wait until those sweet new iPads are in the hands of the general population, and the first real hands-on reviews + real life usage reports start to trickle in: then my friends, the REAL frenzy will beginneth!
  • apple ][apple ][ Posts: 7,815member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    And they said this was an insignificant iPad revision.



    Well, "they" are clearly retarded, so who cares about what they say.



    The screen is going to be so damn killer. An insignificant revision? Hahahaha



    This is a technological leap never before seen in the entire history of tech. How's that for a fucking insignificant upgrade?



    The display will be like looking at a full color print magazine. I look forward to getting mine, as I'm sure everybody else who has one on the way also is looking forward to theirs.
  • jjjamesonjjjameson Posts: 69member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    And they said this was an insignificant iPad revision.



    But it only sells well because of reality distortion fields and because the purchasers are a bunch of iSheeple! It's clearly inferior to the Galaxy Tab with its superior.... um....umm...its superior...sd slot?
  • rcoleman1rcoleman1 Posts: 153member
    I'm so waiting for my new iPad to arrive on the 16th...gonna tell my boss I gotta leave early...I'm gonna be sick...sick I tell you...sick with ANTICIPATION! Go Apple!
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,054member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Less than two days after Apple's new iPad was unveiled, the company has sold out of launch-day preorders in its online store, as new orders are now advertised to ship by March 19.



    We are not amazed.
  • jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    And they said this was an insignificant iPad revision.



    They said the same thing about the iPhone 4S. Seems to me that all the braying from the nay-sayers is a good sign.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JJJameson View Post


    But it only sells well because of reality distortion fields and because the purchasers are a bunch of iSheeple! It's clearly inferior to the Galaxy Tab with its superior.... um....umm...its superior...sd slot?



    No, you have it wrong. Samsung says that the Note is a better comparison to the iPad than the Tab. And since the Note allows you to have 2 apps side-by-side and has a stylus, it's a better content creation device than the iPad.



    And people accuse Apple of having a reality distortion field? Really?
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    Well, "they" are clearly retarded, so who cares about what they say.



    The screen is going to be so damn killer. An insignificant revision? Hahahaha



    This is a technological leap never before seen in the entire history of tech. How's that for a fucking insignificant upgrade?



    The display will be like looking at a full color print magazine. I look forward to getting mine, as I'm sure everybody else who has one on the way also is looking forward to theirs.



    The border is still as big when Moore's law says it should drop by half every 18 microfortnights. It's thicker. It's heavier. The display resolution is overkill. Last year they sold out much faster in just one country so this year in 10 countries is proof they arn't selling well. People are waking up and realizing Apple is crapple with their closed socialist OS. Hitler!
  • originalgoriginalg Posts: 372member
    any news on what time they're available in stores on the 16th yet?
  • asciiascii Posts: 5,363member
    We don't know how many they had on hand for launch, so it doesn't really mean much that they have sold the first batch.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JJJameson View Post


    But it only sells well because of reality distortion fields and because the purchasers are a bunch of iSheeple! It's clearly inferior to the Galaxy Tab with its superior.... um....umm...its superior...sd slot?



    SD card slot is the new Adobe Flash.
  • johnnyb0731johnnyb0731 Posts: 326member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


    They said the same thing about the iPhone 4S. Seems to me that all the braying from the nay-sayers is a good sign.







    No, you have it wrong. Samsung says that the Note is a better comparison to the iPad than the Tab. And since the Note allows you to have 2 apps side-by-side and has a stylus, it's a better content creation device than the iPad.



    And people accuse Apple of having a reality distortion field? Really?



    Not just a styus but a pressure senstive styus as the ipad can only detect one pressure
  • postulantpostulant Posts: 1,270member
    Clearly this is an attempt by Apple to create an illusion that supply is scare so that customers will order in droves(out of fear that they won't get one for months).



    I can't make this stuff up, people.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by johnnyb0731 View Post


    Not just a styus but a pressure senstive styus as the ipad can only detect one pressure



    I am not aware of the iPad detecting any pressure.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    Clearly this is an attempt by Apple to create an illusion that supply is scare so that customers will order in droves(out of fear they won't get one for months).



    I can't make this stuff up, people.



    LOL Forgot about that one.
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,054member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


    And since the Note allows you to have 2 apps side-by-side and has a stylus, it's a better content creation device than the iPad.



    Since day 1 the argument that the iPad is no good for content creation has been ridiculous. It goes without saying that no matter how much power, how great a screen, how many a Card Slots and USB ports, and stylus compatibility, anyone attempting to use a tablet for web development, Avid editing, Photoshop work, Desktop Publishing etc is out to lunch. For that you need a truck.



    There's other types of content creation at which the iPad is better than adequate.
  • apple ][apple ][ Posts: 7,815member
    I'm so confident, that I just bought AAPL @545. I'm hoping for a little rally towards the end of the day. 1 hour left to go.
  • obamaobama Posts: 62member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    And they said this was an insignificant iPad revision.



    Means nothing. All part of the game. Keep em hungry.



    This happens every time there is a product launch and it's quite tiresome.



    Next will come a flurry of faulty iPads with yellow screens, cracked bezels or that don't' work at all.
  • chuckdchuckd Posts: 33member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    Clearly this is an attempt by Apple to create an illusion that supply is scare so that customers will order in droves(out of fear that they won't get one for months).



    I can't make this stuff up, people.



    The only people that are scared are the suppliers' workers, who'll have to work extra hours to get as many of these babies out the door.



    Let's hope Apple's learned their lesson from last year after they rushed the iPad 2's manufacturing so much, they botched up the displays, which ended up bleeding light from the edges.
  • kingofsomewherehotkingofsomewherehot Posts: 3,988member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    ... The display resolution is overkill...



    As someone who reads a LOT on my iPad, the resolution improvement is far from overkill.



    I would have bought the new one even if that was the ONLY change from the "2".



    That resolution improvement may not matter much for video, or even pictures... but for those of us with the ability (and desire) to read text, it's HUGE.





    That said, it was a frustrating wait for the shipping dates to start to slip! ... I won't be around on the 16th (that's prime-time for spring skiing!), so I couldn't pre-order until the delivery date started moving back!
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