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post #81 of 139
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Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

Then what's with the empty nightclub statement?

You can't suggest one thing and yet believe another unless you have a personality disorder.

The night club example was to illustrate that this might be a common method to attract consumer interest.
post #82 of 139
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

Is this what's actually happening, though?

Basless speculation and thread trolling is what's happening - but really is that a suprise?
post #83 of 139
Ordered mine.

I noticed the app store is up to 150,000 apps now.
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Originally Posted by Tomfoolery View Post

I think you're right about this as well. I haven't been on this forum for very long, but it seems like even in the past few days it's gotten harder to sift the actual conversation from the chaff of nonsense and noise. It's been a little frustrating.

The ignore feature is a wonderfull thing. It cuts the inane chatter down to just what others are suckered into quoting and responding to. Not perfect but certainly thins out the worthless trolling.

It would be nice if the mods would do their job and nuke the obvious trollers tho
post #85 of 139
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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

Ordered mine.

I noticed the app store is up to 150,000 apps now.

Macworld lists 173,715 for discovery. http://www.macworld.com/appguide/index.html
post #86 of 139
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

Macworld lists 173,715 for discovery. http://www.macworld.com/appguide/index.html

And it's a bit of a PIA to sort through it. But then, that's not a bad problem to have. Better than too few apps.
post #87 of 139
Safari on the 'Pad supports HTML5, is the same true for Safari on the iPhone?
post #88 of 139
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

While I agree, you guys also need a policy for folks that consistently and imperviously detract from every thread by repeating the same negative thing again and again.

Your call, lundy et. al. But I sure hope you'll do something about guys like the iGenius and the TEKSTUDs that regularly hijack many of these threads and make it an unreadable joke.

I concur 1000%

While I agree that it is the right of an individual to be able to post comments, the comments should be on topic and not posted as a distraction. Along with these rights comes certain responsibilities and considerations to other posters using this site.

The poster in question has continually interjected his/hers idea where the thread should go--and at times points fingers at someone else for the same offensive behavior he/she uses.

Please see what happened to:

Apple's iPhone 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support @ http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...g_support.html

HP attacks Apple iPad over Flash, ARM expects 50 new tablets in 2010
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showt...=107683&page=3

It's your call. AI will only suffer if these acts continue.

thanks
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post #89 of 139
Sure hope this doesn't apply to ed purchases...
post #90 of 139
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Originally Posted by Tomfoolery View Post

I think you're right about this as well. I haven't been on this forum for very long, but it seems like even in the past few days it's gotten harder to sift the actual conversation from the chaff of nonsense and noise. It's been a little frustrating.


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The ignore feature is a wonderfull thing. It cuts the inane chatter down to just what others are suckered into quoting and responding to. Not perfect but certainly thins out the worthless trolling.

It would be nice if the mods would do their job and nuke the obvious trollers tho

You're right. Hope that something is done--real soon.
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post #91 of 139
One is more than enough for me
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

Not many are going to pre order something that they haven't even seen.

You can fool some of the people all of the time.
post #93 of 139
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Originally Posted by DocNo42 View Post

The ignore feature is a wonderfull thing. It cuts the inane chatter down to just what others are suckered into quoting and responding to. Not perfect but certainly thins out the worthless trolling.

It would be nice if the mods would do their job and nuke the obvious trollers tho

Perhaps it is something we could do ourselves. If we all started by listing our ignored trollers and didn't respond to them directly or indirectly, we just might be able maintain a sense of decorum.
post #94 of 139
The limit is actually 2 per model, not 2 per customer. I just ordered 2 x 16GB WiFi and 2 x 32GB WiFi. Those that want more than 2 of one model are out of luck, but otherwise, you can get more by getting different models. I suppose it's possible that you could order 12 by getting 2 of each, but I didn't try it.
post #95 of 139
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

No, the only thing that is high right now is the pre order hype. The fact that people were saying yesterday the Apple Store would be crashing and right now its blazing fast I would say the demand is rather low.

Not many are going to pre order something that they haven't even seen.

That is an illogical conclusion. Servers not crashing doesn't equate to orders being low. Do you realize how much business Apple does in a day just from their iTS? Even is there were millions iPad orders (which I'm sure there are not) that would barely make a dent.

As for the purchase before seeing/using comment, that is very true for most buyers.
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post #96 of 139
It just amazes me how much demand Apple has for a device that most people have not touched. I'm not complaining. I just think its a huge testament to people's faith in Apple's ability to deliver a quality product. I wish more companies would follow Apple's lead and work hard to deliver the best product possible. People will throw money at you to get it.

I wish I was one of the people placing a pre-order this morning. Unfortunately, I'll have to save my money until I can get one. if not for this slight lack of funds, I would have placed my order for a 32Gb version the moment the store opened.

My 32Gb would be for the 3G version. Yes, I know it wouldn't be available until late April. But it would make me feel good just knowing I was on the list for getting one.
post #97 of 139
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

No, the only thing that is high right now is the pre order hype. The fact that people were saying yesterday the Apple Store would be crashing and right now its blazing fast I would say the demand is rather low.

Not many are going to pre order something that they haven't even seen.

Not all agrees with you. For example,

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Based on order ID numbers, Andrew Erlichson, CEO of photo sharing website Phanfare, thinks Apple could be selling 20,000 iPads an hour, which suggests iPad sales of around $10 million per hour today," Jay Yarow reports for The Business Insider.

http://www.businessinsider.com/is-ap...an-hour-2010-3

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RUMOR: Apple hit with ‘overwhelming’ iPad orders; Apr. 3 in-store pickup in jeopardy for new orders

http://macdailynews.com/index.php/we...omments/24349/

Perhaps Apple's $billion server farm is a lot further along than we know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDXSSi1qStA (Posted Feb 19, 2010)
post #98 of 139
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

Perhaps it is something we could do ourselves. If we all started by listing our ignored trollers and didn't respond to them directly or indirectly, we just might be able maintain a sense of decorum.

Why would any want to do that?
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post #99 of 139
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The ignore feature is a wonderfull thing.

Wow. I had to go digging for it, but now that I've found it I'm a big fan! Thank you for the tip!
post #100 of 139
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Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post

Why would any want to do that?

Its a bandwagon type thing; like belonging to a club. It is the same motivation as that which inspires folks to wear logoed clothing or list their purchases in their sigs.

Typically it is a yearning of folks who want to think the same, rather than think different.
post #101 of 139
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Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post

Why would any want to do that?

They feed off of getting our goat. Basically, we put them in solitary and eventually they would either go away, change their attitude or end up talking to themselves. Works for me.
post #102 of 139
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Originally Posted by ElmCityWeb View Post

Is this a new announcement just made? I haven't heard anything about a 2 iPad limit..

Copy and pasted from Apple.com:

"iPad pre-order limit: two per customer. If Saturday delivery is not available in your area, iPad will be delivered on April 5."

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...ad/family/ipad
post #103 of 139
Apple's (still) saying it won't work with Tiger. At least it doesn't require Snow Leopard, CS3 doesn't work with SL well (last I heard - from everywhere), but I'm using CS3 with Leopard at the office just fine.

Granted I have a few weekends to procrastinate all the hard-drive housekeeping I need to do (bootable clone, backup, move iphoto and itunes libraries, upgrade, pray it went ok - test, restore files).

Blech ack and pthew.

This is why I'm looking forward to the iPad as a whole. Enough of these moronic IT chores. If I wanted to be in the IT department, I'd be working there already. Autobackup on iTunes - backup purchases and the occasional library clone to an external drive / cloud account - freaking done.

Oh well - at least they still did the same reserve system as my iPhone GS - that reserve system rocked. Nerd lines CAN be fun - but I'd rather just pick-up and play.
post #104 of 139
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

While I agree, you guys also need a policy for folks that consistently and imperviously detract from every thread by repeating the same negative thing again and again.

Your call, lundy et. al. But I sure hope you'll do something about guys like the iGenius and the TEKSTUDs that regularly hijack many of these threads and make it an unreadable joke.


I couldn't agree more, but I wouldn't count on it. Over the last year or so I have watched with sadness the increased activity of posters like Tekstud & iGenius (who may even be one in the same, or not) continue to hurl insults at Apple and blame Apple for just about everything that's wrong in this world without any mod stepping in .... altho, in tk's case it seems he finally got banned, for the second time. Surprisingly enough 'tho, Lundy found time to ban AdrianL after 1 post only because he/she had the audacity to, correctly IMHO, identify iGenius as an idiot.

Appleinsider has been working its way to the bottom of my top sites and I think it's about time for me to find an Apple fansite where the mods do a better job of screening out out trolls .... perhaps new mods are necessary, I don't know what the answer is but I know I've "enloyed" as much of this as I can stand .... time to say good luck to the rest of you and goodbye.
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post #105 of 139
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Originally Posted by newbee View Post

I couldn't agree more, but I wouldn't count on it. Over the last year or so I have watched with sadness the increased activity of posters like Tekstud & iGenius (who may even be one in the same, or not) continue to hurl insults at Apple and blame Apple .... time to say good luck to the rest of you and goodbye.

The sad thing is he left after iGenius was banned. For the record, I agreed with the sentiment - just not the timing of the lament.
post #106 of 139
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Originally Posted by mesomorphicman View Post

Copy and pasted from Apple.com:

"iPad pre-order limit: two per customer. If Saturday delivery is not available in your area, iPad will be delivered on April 5."

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...ad/family/ipad

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Originally Posted by neptunexp View Post

The limit is actually 2 per model, not 2 per customer. I just ordered 2 x 16GB WiFi and 2 x 32GB WiFi. Those that want more than 2 of one model are out of luck, but otherwise, you can get more by getting different models. I suppose it's possible that you could order 12 by getting 2 of each, but I didn't try it.

In addition, Macrumors has pointed out that iPad web site has been updated
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As information on the iPad continues to spill out from Apple in the wake of the launch of pre-orders in the U.S., more screenshots and feature information on iWork applications for the iPad have surfaced on Apple's site. Announced alongside the iPad's introduction in late January, iWork for iPad will offer multi-touch versions of Apple's Keynote, Pages, and Numbers productivity applications priced at $9.99 each through the App Store.

http://www.macrumors.com/

As well, the Apple has outlined the Best Way to Get Connected particularly as it pertains to 3G and AT&T http://www.apple.com/ipad/3g/
post #107 of 139
i bought my first one when they launched the pre-order
it was open at 8:30am EST
i finished and my order went through at 8:32am
received my order confirmation at 8:42am
i decided to order a second one
got the order confirmation for that one 1:41pm
so 5 hours later
the difference in order numbers is about 59,000 units
so about 12K an hour?
not bad
post #108 of 139
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Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post

While I agree that it is the right of an individual to be able to post comments,

Well actually, given that this forum is "private property", no one has a "right" to post here at all except the owner and those of whom he/she grants permission. As is the case with most forums, that permission comes with a set of qualifications (rules).

I honestly wouldn't get worked up about people who don't like Apple. It's pretty clear that Jobs doesn't need them to be successful and the customers who are served by Apple and Apple's products don't need them. Really, the only way they can rain on someone's parade is if that someone LETS them. Otherwise they are powerless.

As long as there is an Ignore option, it should be easy to NOT let them rain on one's parade.
post #109 of 139
Not sure why anyone is crying over this. There will be PLENTY sitting on store shelves collecting dust because smart people know better than to waste $500+ for an oversized iPod Touch. You can get a used MacBook in the same price range that will run circles around the iPad.

You'll wonder why you spent $500+ for a device that can only view some of the webpages on the internet.
post #110 of 139
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

It clear the demand is very real, not just imagined as some wish to imply.

How is it clear that the demand is real? Because Apple restricted preorders to just 2 at the same time they started taking orders? How could Apple even vaguely know demand would be high at that point?

Chances are as others have implied is that they want to increase the chance that iPads are bought by bonafide end users not the equivalent of ticket scalpers looking to resell them on eBay. If there is going to a shortage, Apple wants to maximize what what will hopefully be good word of mouth so those unable to get them at launch will consider it worth the wait.

And you really can't compare the iPad to the iPhone because Apple has a much more vested interest in making sure the iPhone is going to a real customer: the money they get from AT&T for each iPhone contract. Apple is missing out on money on every U.S.-sold iPhone that doesn't end up on AT&T's network.
post #111 of 139
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Not sure why anyone is crying over this. There will be PLENTY sitting on store shelves collecting dust because smart people know better than to waste $500+ for an oversized iPod Touch. You can get a used MacBook in the same price range that will run circles around the iPad.

You'll wonder why you spent $500+ for a device that can only view some of the webpages on the internet.

:sigh: Is upper management pushing their employees to meet a quota this week?
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post #112 of 139
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Originally Posted by DoctorBenway View Post

This is why I'm looking forward to the iPad as a whole. Enough of these moronic IT chores.

Amen to that. Computers are a giant pain in the butt. It's frankly amazing to me that we've put up with them as long as we have.
post #113 of 139
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Originally Posted by caliminius View Post

How could Apple even vaguely know demand would be high at that point?

It's not that they "know" per se, it's that they make educated estimations based on polling, 'net activity, buzz, etc. Apple probably has a team of people who research these very kinds of decisions. While Apple and Jobs aren't always right, they have a relatively successful track record of making sound, if not risky, business decisions.

Of course, everybody and his brother on the internet can have an opinion about Apple or Jobs, but the ones who really mean something are those who actually have something to risk, people who talk with their money, people willing to invest in Apple based on that opinion. While it clearly doesn't ensure a specific outcome, it's a good sign for Apple that their stocks are going up right now with all the iPad news and such. Apparently all the articles from the Techheads saying how unsuccessful the iPad will be was not enough to sway investors away.

Time will tell who made the right call.
post #114 of 139
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

No, the only thing that is high right now is the pre order hype. The fact that people were saying yesterday the Apple Store would be crashing and right now its blazing fast I would say the demand is rather low.

Not many are going to pre order something that they haven't even seen.

25,000 per/hr seems pretty good to me...
post #115 of 139
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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

25,000 per/hr seems pretty good to me...

I wonder how many tablets HP sold last year.
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post #116 of 139
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I wonder how many tablets HP sold last year.

I wonder too. I'm going to hazard a guess and say a lot less than 25,000 per/hr.
post #117 of 139
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Originally Posted by chronster View Post

I'm torn! I want to buy something nice for myself, but I don't know if I'll make real use of the ipad.

I need to find a website showing all the things one can do with an ipad. Anyone have anything like that?

If you haven't used an iPod touch, you don't know what you're missing. I love mine. But if you need a hands-on demo, get to a store next month. Usually, there's more than enough stock in stores even when the pre-orders make it look like there's a scarcity of product.

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post #118 of 139
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Not sure why anyone is crying over this. There will be PLENTY sitting on store shelves collecting dust because smart people know better than to waste $500+ for an oversized iPod Touch. You can get a used MacBook in the same price range that will run circles around the iPad.

You'll wonder why you spent $500+ for a device that can only view some of the webpages on the internet.

You are not everyone, therefore assuming everyone thinks and acts the same way would be ill advised.

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post #119 of 139
So it just occurs to me that before I pick up my iPad I need to stop by my local VZ wireless store for a nice new MiFi 2200.

Then I have all the benefits of the 3G version, with none of the AT&T issues.
post #120 of 139
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Originally Posted by jack.c1024 View Post

So it just occurs to me that before I pick up my iPad I need to stop by my local VZ wireless store for a nice new MiFi 2200.

Then I have all the benefits of the 3G version, with none of the AT&T issues.

Verizon MiFi has many inherent issues compared to the 3G enabled iPad., like device cost, data cost, lower 3G speeds, and capped data usage.

Of course, if you don't have AT&T in your area none of those are matter. Plus, VZ MiFi does have capabilities that the iPad doesn't, like sharing up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices.
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