Originally Posted by Eriamjh
I doubt Apple will limit how much money you can send to them.
They usually have a limit of how many devices one person can buy. The iPhone has been one per person but, of course, it depends on supply and demand.
Originally Posted by ElmCityWeb
How many rumors of new production estimates before launch? I'm thinking another 5 or 6.
That is the only certain. The iPad interest as been reignited.
I realized that I'm almost always carrying a book with me so having an 3G iPad with me would be fine if I got rid of my iPhone. I don't like talking on the phone and have thousands of minutes unused, as well as a Google Voice number f needed. Perhaps this could save me $40/month+tax. I'll have to see what the new MBPs the next iPhone OS and HW, and how the iPad in real world use fares before making such a decision but it's on the back burner simmering.
Originally Posted by Aizmov
Can we also pre-order the WiFi + 3G model on March 12th?
It reads that way to me.
Originally Posted by tumme-totte
But if the thing isn't operator locked (is it?) I can go to any of the mentioned countries and purchase a Wifi or later on a Wifi + 3G and carry home to Sweden. Or?
The iPad specs list that it's unlocked and the GSM/3GSM frequencies it'll connect to.
Note that if you want GPS you have to buy the cellular-capable model.
That no longer works if you have updated to version 3.1.3 and downgrading to 3.1.2 is virtually impossible if you didn't take steps the update.
Originally Posted by anantksundaram
The market is up ~1%. Given Apple's high beta (sensitivity of a stock's returns to the market's returns), we would expect a 'normal' ~2% increase for the stock. AAPL is up 3.3%. The 'abnormal' ~1.3% is clearly attributable to the only significant news from Apple for the the day, i.e., the iPad.
These are market basics.
Let me know if you'd like any references so that you can educate yourself.
I have a feeling that when Apple falls exactly with the market or even less severe on a day the NASDAQ tumbles it's gonna be a bunch of "Apple is teh doomed" and "People stopped drinking teh Kool-Aid" posts.
Originally Posted by OriginalG
Does this mean that there likely won't be any shortages as speculated before?
I don't think a determination can be made on that. If supply minus demand is a negative number than there will be shortages. They plan on offering a 3G version and both versions to many countries just a few weeks after the launch so it might be fine, but I have a feeling there will be daily sell outs like with the iPhone releases. Whatever happens, this looks like it's going to be the fastest selling tablet ever.
PS: Does anyone have tablet sales stats for the past decade?