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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing 104 percent longer lines than last year's launch.

In a research note earlier this week, Munster had suggested that launch day lines for the iPad 2 would be shorter than those for last year's launch of the original iPad, citing much greater availability of the device at more than 10,000 stores of retail partners.

However, some lines for the iPad 2 reached more than triple last year's numbers, based on Munster's checks with several Apple retail stores around the U.S. For example, the Mall of America Apple Store in Minneapolis saw 334 people in line, compared to 105 customers last year.

At Apple's flagship 5th Avenue store in New York, Piper Jaffray researchers counted 1,109 people in line on Friday, compared to 730 people last year.



However, Munster notes that his checks represent only a small sample of Apple's distribution points and do not take into account variables such as the fact that the iPad 2 launched on a Friday evening, rather than last year's Saturday morning launch.

Meanwhile, AppleInsider reported on Friday that the line at a flagship Apple Store in downtown San Francisco had reached over 140 people before noon.

Munster believes that, given the "dramatic increase in distribution points," Apple "felt it was well stocked" for the launch. In spite of the iPad maker's preparations, overwhelming demand has quickly outstripped initial supply.

According to Munster, some stores had "spotty supply" within just one hour after launch. Tight supply is expected to continue throughout the weekend. Apple currently lists ship times of "2-3 weeks" for all models of the iPad 2 ordered through the company's website.

Given the longer lines, wider availability and backlog of orders online, Munster expects Apple to reach 1 million sales faster than the 28 days it took for last year's release of the original iPad. According to the analyst, the first day of availability for the device could see as many as 400,000-500,000 units sold, compared to 300,000 units (including pre-orders) on the iPad's launch day last year.

Analysts had been steadily raising their estimates in the build-up to the iPad 2 launch. A report late Thursday suggested Apple could sell as many as 600,000 iPad 2 units this weekend. On Friday, Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities said he "would not be surprised" if weekend sales of the device topped 1 million.
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WHAT A JOKE! I visited the local Apple Store and it was CLOSED until 5PM?! WTF?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by...
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WHAT A JOKE! I visited the local Apple Store and it was CLOSED until 5PM?! WTF?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by...

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WHAT A JOKE! I visited the local Apple Store and it was CLOSED until 5PM?! WTF?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by...


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what a joke! I visited the local apple store and it was closed until 5pm?! Wtf?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy ipad 2, just wanted to try it out since i was passing by...

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WHAT A JOKE! I visited the local Apple Store and it was CLOSED until 5PM?! WTF?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by...

So, you were going to go into a store to try out something you have no intention of buying and you are criticizing how other people use their free time and calling them morons? And THEN you go to an Apple fan site to complain about it?
You sure are using YOUR time well!!

Anyway, I am going to be rather dissapointed in Apple if availability is bad through the weekend. What was the rush to put this thing out this exact week? They could have continued to build stock for a week or two until they had millions on hand--it is not like they were racing any competition to market. As I said before, I think the long lines, limited supply story only makes you look desirable for so long--eventually it will make you look unprepared... And I can't imagine international customers wouldn't be annoyed if Apple had to push back their launch again!

Obviously, I take it all back if they blow out sales this weekend. If they sell over a million or two, well, what are you going to do...
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WHAT A JOKE! I visited the local Apple Store and it was CLOSED until 5PM?! WTF?! A line of morons wasting their time for electronics -- turned around and went home. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by...


"I have no intention to buy iPad 2, just wanted to try it out since I was passing by."

I think maybe you protest a little too loudly, for someone, "just passing by", "just wanted to try it out." Right.
post #8 of 97
Loving my new iPad. Enabled gestures with Xcode - sweet!

Btw, long lines at BestBuy in Tyler Tx.
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... Anyway, I am going to be rather dissapointed in Apple if availability is bad through the weekend. What was the rush to put this thing out this exact week? They could have continued to build stock for a week or two until they had millions on hand--it is not like they were racing any competition to market. As I said before, I think the long lines, limited supply story only makes you look desirable for so long--eventually it will make you look unprepared... And I can't imagine international customers wouldn't be annoyed if Apple had to push back their launch again!

Obviously, I take it all back if they blow out sales this weekend. If they sell over a million or two, well, what are you going to do...

My immediate thought in response was to say 'Well, anyone who misses out can always go out and buy a... you know, that Samsung one, the...' but I had forgotten its name. \

(is it the Galaxy?)
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HAHA I doubt he was even near an Apple Store unless there is one in his secret lair, command center (aka, basement). He’s on this site long enough to know how they close the stores before 5pm, then setup the displays, and then reopen to sell the merchandise. Does he really want us to think he’s so dumb to think they had them on display all day long and had to keep telling customers, “we aren’t selling them to you, we just wanted to fuck with you for the day.” I didn’t think a tinfoil hat would interfere with the plate in someone’s head but I might have to rethink that.
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Last year was heavily constrained by supply, while they have nearly a month of build-up at current rates now. They should have hit 3-4x sales compared to last year without much of a stretch. 6x would be quite impressive.
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I almost think since there was bad press about small Verizon iPhone lines, they intentionally did not offer pre-orders on this one just to ensure bigger lines today.
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Compared to the iPad launch in March 2010 here in Madison, it looks like the iPad 2 will sell faster, supplies willing.

When I arrived at the Apple store last year, one hour after the iPad went on sale, the line had about 50 people in it, and I was only 2 parties behind the lead when the Apple store ran out. I was still able to go to the nearest Best Buy with iPads to spare and no lines and purchase one.

Today, the line at the Apple store, about 1 hour after the iPad2 became available, was 300+ people long, and I talked to those in the front of the line, who had been there since noon. This time, the line contained younger kids, excited. I asked a ten year-old how long she had been waiting in line, and she said, looking at her watch, "only 2 and a half hours.", having been dropped off by dad after school to stand with her mom and grandma who had come early. In 2010, there were no kids, only adults, and certainly no kids excited to get their hands on the iPad.

What was Best Buy like now? Instead of no lines, the line was 50 deep and only giving away iPad 2s to those who had purchased vouchers earlier in the day. They had none otherwise to sell.

At the display was a white and black iPad 2. A three year old was using the black one, on his tiptoes, mastering a game. Mom came to fetch him with her new iPad 2 in hand. "Come on. You can play with ours now at home. See mommy has one." Minutes went by and mom's logic and encouragement was not succeeding. Next you know, mom had picked him up to let others play with the iPad 2, and the little boy was on the floor with a mini-tantrum. Didn't see that in March 2010. Mom, in this case, had bought a second old iPad early this morning on eBay for her day care center, and she was keeping the iPad 2 for herself (and junior, no doubt).

If Madison is an indication, then Apple could sell twice or three times more iPad 2s if supplies allowed.
post #14 of 97
In South Beach (Miami Beach,FL) Lincoln Road Apple store had the largest line I have ever seen at ANY launch. However they sold out of ALL AT&T Ipads within the first hour. The AT&T store a few blocks away said they did not get any shipments. The Best Buy another 12 blocks away were sold out by the time I got there around 7:00 p.m. The staff estimated they only got about 80 units. I have seen postings that Walmart never got Ipads either. I have not seen any news articles about this so far. This seems to me to be a pretty big story. If Apple is going to sell these proposed numbers over the weekend then I am only guessing based on what I have seen it would have to be online. BTW, I had waited for the release and was eagerly waiting to purchase Ipad 2.
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Arrived at Atwater Village Best Buy in Los Angeles at 415PM. Line was 50 deep, grew to 100 by 5PM. Pretty sure they sold out of stock, which had just arrived at the location. Guessing they had 100 units for sale. Heard the Glendale Galleria Apple Store had run out of stock which is suprising, since its a flagship store and traditionally had loads of stock on launch day.
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reposting this here instead since the other thread seems to have devolved into a trollbait flamewar.

Just got back from the Willow Bend mall near Plano TX. At least several hundred people waiting in line at the Apple Store there, it was 5:30 and the line wrapped most of the length of the mall itself. I would say it was at least 500 people waiting, no joke.

I just can't help but thinking if its that crazy there, imagine what the Cube store is like in NYC right now. I was there for the original iphone release, and that was pretty nuts.

It would seem that, at least in the Plano/Dallas TX area, Apple has completely sold through its entire alotment of iPad2's Friday night. At this point their ability to sell iPads now seems to only be constrained by supply.

When I was at the Apple store here, the lines were way too long for something that was just a product refresh. Do people want a camera on their Apple tablet this badly? I would have to say yes. If the iPad 1 was the teaser, the iPad 2 would appear to be the payoff.

Another thing that struck me about the lines I saw: no clear demographic of customer. Its a bit crazy because looking at one person to the next you just can't see a pattern. It's almost like looking at the line at the DMV, a true random sample of people. All age groups, all types. Obviously the one thing they have in common is they have at least $500 in their pocket, or at least on a credit card. Either way, it was a bit staggering to see.

This is not the same company from even 5 years ago. If anyone was doubting their status as a juggernaut in the industry, all they have to do is look at what's going on tonight as evidence of that.
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Three days of good weather around the nation and the iPad 2 easily reaches one million in sales. Anyone that says that the iPad is useless and not worth the effort of consumers buying one will be proven wrong very quickly. Steve Ballmer must be tearing what little hair he has on his head out. It's going to be frustrating for him to see the 4X more expensive iPad 2 outsell the Kinect's Guinness BoR sales record just as he's still basking in the glory.
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Apple really screwed up this time. Apple store employees not properly trained had no idea the quantity or supply. Ca mon the upper management has a clue. There was well over 2000 people in line, I have the videos to prove it. At the Hillsdale Mall location in the SF Bay Area.

I was in line 3 hours early and not one of the lucky ones. One of the Apple store employees mentioned to another within earshot that they only had 500 units and only letting people purchase 2 at a time. No vouchers no nothing from Apple store for those of us that WASTED our time waiting in line while the employees could have said your number 500 there are no more for anyone behind you would have been nice. There was almost a riot as people were told there would be plenty, hell even Apple said there would be plenty. Not even close. ANd now they are saying it could be a month before you see any at the store.

What a load of crap Apple, this was really stupid and you pissed off allot of people. I was going to buy a brand new MacBook Pro 2K plus monitor for another 1K but forget you now.
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Apple really screwed up this time. Apple store employees no properly trained had no idea the quantity or supply. Ca mon the upper management has a clue. There was well over 2000-3000 people in line, I have the videos to prove it. At the Hillsdale Mall location in the SF Bay Area.

I was in line 3 hours early and not one of the lucky ones. One of the Apple store employees mentioned to another within earshot that they only had 500 units and only letting people purchase 2 at a time. No vouchers no nothing from Apple store for those of us that WASTED our time waiting in line while the employees could have said your number 500 there are no more for anyone behind you would have been nice. There was almost a riot as people were told there would be plenty, hell even Apple said there would be plenty. Not even close. ANd now they are saying it could be a month before you see any at the store.

What a load of crap Apple, this was really stupid and you pissed off allot of people. I was going to buy a brand new MacBook Pro 2K plus monitor for another 1K but forget you now.

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Three days of good weather around the nation and the iPad 2 easily reaches one million in sales. Anyone that says that the iPad is useless and not worth the effort of consumers buying one will be proven wrong very quickly. Steve Ballmer must be tearing what little hair he has on his head out. It's going to be frustrating for him to see the 4X more expensive iPad 2 outsell the Kinect's Guinness BoR sales record just as he's still basking in the glory.

If Ballmer is smart he's buying Apple stock right now.
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I stood in line or a couple hours in Broomfield Colorado Apple Store, just south of Boulder. 180 in front of me. 150 behind me. At 5:05, they announced "no more ATT 3G units.". That was an unnecessary waste of time. They could have told people that at lunchtime.

Our Walmarts had no units. Best Buy had 15 total. Target had five 16G WiFi only. Only one ATT store in the state had units: 5 of the smallest white ones.

Net net: VERY little stock outside of Apple Stores.

Jim
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Originally Posted by Ryzek View Post

Apple really screwed up this time. Apple store employees not properly trained had no idea the quantity or supply. Ca mon the upper management has a clue. There was well over 2000 people in line, I have the videos to prove it. At the Hillsdale Mall location in the SF Bay Area.

I was in line 3 hours early and not one of the lucky ones. One of the Apple store employees mentioned to another within earshot that they only had 500 units and only letting people purchase 2 at a time. No vouchers no nothing from Apple store for those of us that WASTED our time waiting in line while the employees could have said your number 500 there are no more for anyone behind you would have been nice. There was almost a riot as people were told there would be plenty, hell even Apple said there would be plenty. Not even close. ANd now they are saying it could be a month before you see any at the store.

What a load of crap Apple, this was really stupid and you pissed off allot of people. I was going to buy a brand new MacBook Pro 2K plus monitor for another 1K but forget you now.

They said that same thing to me last time and I had one within a few days. I figured they had them they were just holding them back to make it appear as though they were selling out more than they were.
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My local Apple Store sold out in an hour and forty-five minutes!

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Originally Posted by Ryzek View Post

Apple really screwed up this time. Apple store employees not properly trained had no idea the quantity or supply. Ca mon the upper management has a clue. There was well over 2000 people in line, I have the videos to prove it. At the Hillsdale Mall location in the SF Bay Area.

I was in line 3 hours early and not one of the lucky ones. One of the Apple store employees mentioned to another within earshot that they only had 500 units and only letting people purchase 2 at a time. No vouchers no nothing from Apple store for those of us that WASTED our time waiting in line while the employees could have said your number 500 there are no more for anyone behind you would have been nice. There was almost a riot as people were told there would be plenty, hell even Apple said there would be plenty. Not even close. ANd now they are saying it could be a month before you see any at the store.

What a load of crap Apple, this was really stupid and you pissed off allot of people. I was going to buy a brand new MacBook Pro 2K plus monitor for another 1K but forget you now.

I was at the Palo Alto store lined up starting at 7:30pm on Thursday. It's next to impossible for them to accurately match inventory to the line as there are 18 different SKUs and people cut into line, change their minds, or buy 1 instead of 2 when cards get declined, etc...

That being said, the Palo Alto store, did inventory match the line and tell people when they knew inventory wouldn't support demand...but even that's hard as people showing up late either in the middle of line or at the end throws off numbers.
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Apple got conservative with demand. They tend to be more conservative but it's better than over-shipping and have to send them back.
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I went to the 14th street NYC store just after 5pm, and the line already ran from 14th and 9th to 18th and 10th. FOr those of you who don't know, those avenue blocks are especially long. I'm pretty sure it was well over 1000 people, but it's hard to judge. Anyway, by the time I got to the store (just before 10pm), they were out of most models, including all AT&T 3G models and most white models apart from 16gb, I think. The first ones to sell out were the white AT&T 16 and 64, but that happened around 7pm. However, they told us that we could get whatever was available now, and then come back in a few weeks and swap it for the one we really wanted without any restocking fees, so that's what I did--I got a 32gb Verizon 3G that I'll swap for the AT&T equivalent when I can. It was freezing cold out there, so the customers were a dedicated bunch. If this is any indication of the demand elsewhere and going forward, I'd say they have another blockbuster release.
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So, you were going to go into a store to try out something you have no intention of buying and you are criticizing how other people use their free time and calling them morons? And THEN you go to an Apple fan site to complain about it?
You sure are using YOUR time well!!

Anyway, I am going to be rather dissapointed in Apple if availability is bad through the weekend. What was the rush to put this thing out this exact week? They could have continued to build stock for a week or two until they had millions on hand--it is not like they were racing any competition to market. As I said before, I think the long lines, limited supply story only makes you look desirable for so long--eventually it will make you look unprepared... And I can't imagine international customers wouldn't be annoyed if Apple had to push back their launch again!

Obviously, I take it all back if they blow out sales this weekend. If they sell over a million or two, well, what are you going to do...

Yes, let's think this over.

Say they sell 500K this weekend, then 100K each of the next two weeks. That means 500K people get to have theirs for two weeks, another 100K for 1 week, and another 100K just bought it.

Your genius plan is, they should wait 2 more weeks so those 700K people can all get theirs at the same time! That way, two weeks from now, no one will have had any use of an iPad.

Brilliant way to improve distribution!

And then you suggest that international customers would be pissed if their launch was pushed back again. Your solution? Push EVERYONE's launch back a few weeks.

You're smart
post #28 of 97
I was at the Corte Madera, CA store more than three hours early (#35). By 5 PM there were hundreds in line. They used a new ticket system, whereby just before you entered the store you told them what iPad configuration you wanted (limit two per person) and within a minute you were in the store. The tickets were in a tray with individual tickets in 18 buckets delineating each of the configurations. Some had way more than others, but I couldn't tell which was which. I ordered two 64 Gb Wi-Fi White units. There were maybe 20 of those left after mine. This system allowed the store to advise those at the line end as each model was sold out. They must have run out before the line was exhausted. Three Target stores all had no more than 10 units, not sure about Best Buy.
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..... they told us that we could get whatever was available now, and then come back in a few weeks and swap it for the one we really wanted without any restocking fees, so that's what I did--I got a 32gb Verizon 3G that I'll swap for the AT&T equivalent when I can.

Good luck believing that. Who's 'they'?

Even assuming it is true, you'd better not get a nick/scratch on that thing.
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

Apple got conservative with demand. They tend to be more conservative but it's better than over-shipping and have to send them back.

What are you talking about? Their manufacturing partners are at full capacity.

They can't produce enough to provide much stock to their channel partners and this is a U.S.-only launch.

After three quarters of iPad sales, I think Apple is starting to have an idea about what the demand is.

And they wouldn't "send back" anything. Normally, the stores probably carry about two weeks of inventory. They didn't even have three hours of inventory.

Their manufacturing partners will run at full capacity for many months and they still won't have enough units. That's why the international launch is staggered. Ideally, everyone on the planet who wants one should be able to buy the iPad on Day 1. That isn't the case because they can't pump out enough of them.

Additionally, the original iPad did not make it to all the countries that the iPhone has been marketed to. That is, the international rollout was never really completed, it got lapped by the release of the iPad 2. Demand outstrips supply even though Apple is deliberately limiting demand by restricting the number of international markets where it rolls out the device.
post #31 of 97
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

U MAD, BRA?

Honestly, come on.

Watch out - he's an educated consumer Was going to buy $3000 worth of equipment, but now, because he had to wait one day, he's going to buy a Dell instead
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Originally Posted by heyjp View Post

I stood in line or a couple hours in Broomfield Colorado Apple Store, just south of Boulder. 180 in front of me. 150 behind me. At 5:05, they announced "no more ATT 3G units.". That was an unnecessary waste of time. They could have told people that at lunchtime.

Our Walmarts had no units. Best Buy had 15 total. Target had five 16G WiFi only. Only one ATT store in the state had units: 5 of the smallest white ones.

Net net: VERY little stock outside of Apple Stores.

Jim

Colorado is a big state! You must have done a LOT of driving in a very short time to know all that!
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Apple got conservative with demand. They tend to be more conservative but it's better than over-shipping and have to send them back.

Imagine Foxconn's surprise and dismay when Apple sends a palette back!
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So, you were going to go into a store to try out something you have no intention of buying and you are criticizing how other people use their free time and calling them morons? And THEN you go to an Apple fan site to complain about it?
You sure are using YOUR time well!!

Anyway, I am going to be rather dissapointed in Apple if availability is bad through the weekend. What was the rush to put this thing out this exact week? They could have continued to build stock for a week or two until they had millions on hand--it is not like they were racing any competition to market. As I said before, I think the long lines, limited supply story only makes you look desirable for so long--eventually it will make you look unprepared... And I can't imagine international customers wouldn't be annoyed if Apple had to push back their launch again!

Obviously, I take it all back if they blow out sales this weekend. If they sell over a million or two, well, what are you going to do...

I was in bed today just checking apple stores online and best buy and walmarts in the NYC area, at approximately 3:16pm lQQked up the nearest Walmart (there are none in the NYC area) so I found one in fairview north Bergen nj area- called and spoke to the electronics store mgr and asked him how many people were in line and he said "what line?" and I was the line for the new iPads? And he was like "there's no one here yet" and I asked him how many did you guys get? And he said 25 pieces - so I took a quick shower jumped into a cab across town to the port authority and got a ticket for the #127 nj transit bus and caught the 4:15pm bus to north Bergen nj (88th st stop right across the street from Walmart store) and got my new 64gig white wifi iPad - I figured with all the flooding in new jersey from the rain storms no one would be there and that's a Mexican / Polish / Russian immigrant neighborhood
So most of those people can't afford a 64 gig unit and I was right on the $$ there was no one there people started to show up after 5pm and they had extra stock by the time I left--

So I was stoked that I made that decision to go to nj instead of dealing with all the crowds in NYC and no getting one .. I am typing this post from my new iPad

Good luck to you guys .... trolls included
post #35 of 97
So is it safe to say that all they stores are sold out and we don't know when they will be available next, other than 2-3 weeks?

I'm not sure of the 500k number in the head line. Granted I'm only guessing by reading everyones posts today, but it sounds like the quantities were extremely limited.

So if each apple store had an average of 500 units, that would be around 120,000. If they each had 1,000 units (which it doesn't sound likely from what I'm reading here). That's about 240,000. Now figure all of the box stores and the carriers had an average of say 50, no wait 100. That would put the number somewhere around 350,000 right?

Granted I'm just guessing, but that's what the analyst do isn't it?

Did anyone get a promise that the stores would have more tomorrow or Sunday? I don't believe they can stock too many in the apple stores themselves, but they may have them in local warehouses...
post #36 of 97
There were hundreds of people in line at my local Apple store. I couldn't get there until just before 5, and they were sold out before they even started "selling" the iPad. Apparently they gave out "cards" hours before and were sold out of all models by the time I got there. Last year, I went in on the launch evening (6pm - and didn't they start selling iPad 1 in the morning?) and there were 5 people in line...got one easily. So disappointed right now.

Best Buy had gotten quite a few, got there too late since I thought the Apple store would be the better bet...by 5:40 they only had the Verizon model left. Target had gotten 5 total and gave out "reservation cards" at 1pm.

However many they made - that's how many they sold. I don't think there are any left in any store, anywhere even with it only being on sale for a single evening... unless they put some stock away for the next day, or next week, etc.
post #37 of 97
What makes a particular Apple Store a "flagship" store? I keep reading this term but can't make heads or tails out of it. My dictionary doesn't help either as it gets into the naval aspect.

Thanks!
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My Apple store said once they sold out nothing until Tuesday.

Tuesday is better than 2-3 weeks. That would mean they're in a warehouse that doesn't work weekends I suppose. Ship Monday, on site Tuesday.
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Lines moved fast at the Mall fo Georgia but they sold out fast. Everyone else was sold out also, Walmart, Target and Best Buy in my area. Thankfully got my white 64gb. One thing some said the iPad 2 would charge via "high speed" usb but doesn't seem to be the case.

I didn't think a usb could charge the iPad.

The walmart here only had 4 iPads - that's insane.
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Imagine Foxconn's surprise and dismay when Apple sends a palette back!

Maybe that's "pallet?" Or are you referring to what an artist uses to hold his paints?
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