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Analysts predict Apple could sell as many as 600,000 units of the iPad 2 during its debut weekend, a figure nearly twice the amount of the original iPad launch.

Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher & Co. sees Apple selling more than a half-million in unit sales on its way to outselling the original iPad, according to Bloomberg. By way of comparison, Apple sold 300,000 units of the first-generation iPad in its first 24 hours of availability last April.

Tim Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, also believes sales of the iPad 2 could top 500,000 this weekend. Apple has such a huge lead, said Bajarin. Competitors are going to be chasing Apple for many years.

According to the report, analysts from Romand & Renshaw and Piper Jaffray & Co. also expect the iPad 2 to outsell its predecessor. Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray predicts Apple will sell 5.5 million units of the iPad 2 in its launch quarter, handily beating the 3.27 million iPads the company sold during the original iPad's debut quarter last year.

Online orders for Apple's faster, thinner and lighter iPad 2 begin at 1:00 a.m. PT, 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday. Brick-and-mortar sales of the tablet start at 5:00 p.m at all 236 U.S. Apple retail stores and at more than 10,000 retail stores from retail partners Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Verizon and AT&T.

Early reviews of the iPad 2 have praised Apple for improvements made to the device that make it thinner and lighter, while preserving battery life and maintaining aggressive pricing.
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For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.

Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.
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For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.

Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.

Haha I totally agree with you!
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I'm okay with them selling that many as long as they have one for me to buy when I get the Apple Store...
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... but I am quite confident they will not have enough for everyone who wants one!!
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iPad available for purchase now.. 3-5 business days

Going to try my luck with Best Buy or Walmart. Hopefully everyone in my college town is leaving Friday for the spring break and not many will line up.
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With the sheer number of iPad 1's being on sale 2nd hand I think they will sell even more than 500-600.000. New customers AND up graders.

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1 million if the stock is there. Will break all records.
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post #9 of 54
Why can't I order yet???
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post #10 of 54
Just ordered mine.

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does yours say 'Delivers: Mar 18 - Mar 25'?...i thought they were going to ship them tomorrow
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For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.

Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.

So you'd prefer they speculate on sales, which is even bigger guesswork than possible features?

Personally, I wish they would all just shut the **** up about everything as they serve no useful purpose other than to manipulate stock prices.
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Zzzzz... 1 AM PST woke up, opened Apple Store App from iPhone, click click click bought done, posted this comment. You all have a great day ahead. Zzzzz...
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does yours say 'Delivers: Mar 18 - Mar 25'?...i thought they were going to ship them tomorrow

My order status just says "not shipped "

My receipt says
Ships: 3-5 business days Delivers: within 5 business days after shipping by Standard Shipping

My email confirmation says
Delivers Mar 16 - Mar 21 by Standard Shipping
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<<...competitors will be chasing Apple for years...>>

Chasing? Haha...Apple will not be chased. It will methodically take over more and more of the PC, tablet, smartphone, wireless routers, battery chargers, etc., market at its own pace. Nothing more, nothing less. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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post #16 of 54
Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online

Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!
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... but I am quite confident they will not have enough for everyone who wants one!!

I wonder about this too. With 18 different models, I cannot imagine they will not run out of some of them in the first rush.
Still, I expect that by Monday they will have sold many more than 600,000!

Do people think this analyst was talking only about in store sales? If they include online orders I would guess much higher
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My order status just says "not shipped "

My receipt says
Ships: 3-5 business days Delivers: within 5 business days after shipping by Standard Shipping

My email confirmation says
Delivers Mar 16 - Mar 21 by Standard Shipping

Yeah!

This was not Apple's finest hour.

1) Had to place separate orders -- could only have 1 model & color of iPad per order -- I wanted a White 64 GB WiFi and a Black 64 GB WiFi * 3G ATT.

2) 3-5 day shipping was a surprise -- normally 24 hours

3) could not expedite shipping

4) confusing order process to add additional items to order

5) multiple active shopping carts at one time?


Anyway, finally got them ordered online -- going to go out trolling the local resellers tonight to see if we can pick them up locally -- then cancel online orders.

Hell, I bought a iPad 1 refurb online -- and got it in 4 days

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RFB IPAD WI-FI 64GB-USA $529.00

Ships within 24 hours
Delivers Mar 9 - Mar 14 by Standard Shipping
Part Number: FB294LL/A


I don't like this new post-order process.

C'mon Apple, we expect better from you!

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Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online

Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!

he is going to pay over $100 in shipping....and then there is duties & taxes.
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Son of a ....

I set my alarm on my iPhone, and everything. Then somehow I slept through it. I must have fallen asleep at like 3am, just one hour shy of being able to order. I didn't wake up until 6:30am. I don't know if that makes a difference, as far as the shipping time goes, but mine says 5-7 days.
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Originally Posted by MyopicPaideia View Post

Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online

Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!

Why throw all that $$ down the toilet for shipping, duties, etc? Just wait and buy it from Sweden, or at least from some country on your side of the pond.
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Son of a ....

I set my alarm on my iPhone, and everything. Then somehow I slept through it. I must have fallen asleep at like 3am, just one hour shy of being able to order. I didn't wake up until 6:30am. I don't know if that makes a difference, as far as the shipping time goes, but mine says 5-7 days.

Yes, it has slipped from 3-5 to 5-7 in the last hour...
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Yes, it has slipped from 3-5 to 5-7 in the last hour...

Damn.

I'm such an idiot. Oh well. I will have to live vicariously.
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Why throw all that $$ down the toilet for shipping, duties, etc? Just wait and buy it from Sweden, or at least from some country on your side of the pond.

Doubtful he's throwing any money away, as the cost of buying an iPad in Europe is 150% to 200% the cost in the States. Given the cost of shipping and around 20% VAT, he'll probably break even or even save a little. Difference being, he may get the iPad quicker.
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Come on, Apple... Sell one million, and put them all to shame... Again.
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For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.

Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.

The trouble with sales predictions, especially in the case of Apple, is that failure to meet those predictions immediately brings out the haters, claws dripping with venom. This 600,000 figure is now set in stone, gospel to the tech media. If Apple sells "only" 500,000 the iPad 2 will be declared a disappointment, a failure. See the Verizon iPhone.
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Ordered mine at about 5:10 EST this am

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IPAD 10W USB POWER ADAPTER-USA
MC359LL/A $29.00 1 $29.00

Ships: within 24 hours
Delivers: Mar 14 - Mar 17


IPAD WI-FI 3G 64GB BLACK-USA
MC775LL/A $829.00 2 $1,658.00

Ships: 3 - 5 business days
Delivers: Mar 18 - Mar 25

IPAD SMART COVER BLACK-USA
MC947LL/A $69.00 1 $69.00
Ships: 1-2 Business days
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Delivers: Apr 7

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Ships: 1-2 Business days
Delivers: Mar 16 - Mar 21

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Son of a ....

I set my alarm on my iPhone, and everything. Then somehow I slept through it. I must have fallen asleep at like 3am, just one hour shy of being able to order. I didn't wake up until 6:30am. I don't know if that makes a difference, as far as the shipping time goes, but mine says 5-7 days.


AIR, I got this order in at about 1 hour after ordering was allowed:

...shows 5 days delivery.


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For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.

Shame on you!
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See the Verizon iPhone.

Wasn't the iPhone release on Verizon the biggest selling phone introduction for them ever? Most people ordered online, so maybe the absence of big lines led some people to believe that it wasn't selling too much.

Regardless, the haters are going to hate anyway. That's what they do, it's in their blood and it's in their DNA. Even if and when the iPad eventually comes out with a Retina display, the haters are still going to hate. Many people bashed the first iPad when it first came out and these same people are of course going to continue to bash it, no matter how many millions it sells. First they said prior to it's release that it was going to flop, then when it sold millions, they just changed their argument and said that everybody who bought them were really being brainwashed by Steve Jobs and all these millions of people were ignorant.
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Just ordered mine.

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Enjoy the scratched rear.

Are you getting a case for yours?

Are you one of those people that puts plastic on their couch at home too?

No case is going to touch my iPad2. I don't want to hide the beauty of it by putting it inside a case. You might as well cover up your woman in a burka too. I like my women naked and the same goes for my iPad.
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... but I am quite confident they will not have enough for everyone who wants one!!

Meanwhile, Motorola, Samsung, RIM and etc will have smooth sales.

I'm pretty confident iPad will outsell every one of them for the whole year by end of March.
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Enjoy the scratched rear.

I enjoy a good scratched rear... every now and again
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Enjoy the scratched rear.

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The ipad 2's release time is 5 pm and shippers don't ship after 5, hence why they won't ship til Monday.

Wow LOL, that was a lot of ships for one sentence.
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The ipad 2's release time is 5 pm and shippers don't ship after 5, hence why they won't ship til Monday.

Does the iPad even ship from the US? What if it ships from China?
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Does the iPad even ship from the US? What if it ships from China?

It ships from the US, shipping a package of that size from china in 3-5 days would cost an arm and a leg.
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1 million if the stock is there. Will break all records.

I'd like to see the iPad 2 knock the Guinness Kinect sales record into the dumpster. Imagine comparing sales of some Kinect device to the iPad with an almost 4X price differential. The only consolation is that Apple is making nearly 4X the money Microsoft is getting for the Kinect.
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It ships from the US, shipping a package of that size from china in 3-5 days would cost an arm and a leg.

Ok, cool. The reason I asked the question is because I remember ordering an iPod a long time ago and that came directly from China.
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