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Customers who waited to order their new iPad from Apple's online store will now also wait two to three weeks for their order to ship.

Estimated shipping times for new iPad orders have slipped yet again, with all models now advertised to ship within two to three weeks. That applies to both black and white colors, all capacities, and even the 4G LTE models compatible with AT&T and Verizon.

Customers can still attempt to get their hands on a new iPad by waiting in line at an Apple retail store. The company will have additional units available for purchase at its brick-and-mortar locations for this Friday's official launch.

While demand for the new iPad has forced Apple to delay estimated shipping times, the wait for an iPad 2 remains unchanged. Both black and white 16GB Wi-Fi-only models, available for $399, ship in one to three days, while the 3G-capable models have an identical estimated shipping time.

Over the weekend, Apple issued an official comment on the strong demand it has seen for the new iPad, which led to the initial batch of preorders selling out in just two days.

"Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased," a company spokesperson said. "Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date."




Launch-day iPads sold out from Apple's online store last Friday, and Apple began to advertise that new orders would ship by March 19. But as of Monday, customers will have to wait up to three weeks to receive their new iPad.

Those who were among the first to preorder the third-generation iPad have already begun receiving notifications that their order has shipped, and many packages are being held at FedEx shipping centers in Nashville, Tenn., or UPS facilities in Louisville, Ken. However, the iPads are not scheduled to actually be delivered until Friday, the product's official launch day.


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post #2 of 64
Just got shipping notification for Friday... Not bragging... Just saying

I suspect/estimate/guess that they are currently producing 75k per day and are ramping production. I say their onhand stockpile was 3-5 million which has been burnt through. Well, that's my guess anyways

Just hoping my first iPad is super terrific!
post #3 of 64
This is nice news for Apple shareholders. It will be interesting to see if they give actual numbers sold/ordered over the weekend.

It will also be interesting to see what the general public says about the new iPad when it actually gets into their hands.
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I knew something like this was going to happen as the site was inaccessible right after the launch. I know at least 3 people who are buying them for the first time and at least a dozen others who jumped on the chance to buy the older iPad 2 at a discount.
Anyway, FedEx is holding mine in PA for Friday delivery. In the comments section is says "Future delivery requested"
post #5 of 64
Cue the Apple SLAMboys and Faux News...

Apple is delaying the iPad launch
No iPad on March 16
This is all a ploy to show demand
Pre-orders held back for weeks
Problems with high-res screens
A5X GPU melts down
China shut down iPad production because of trademark dispute

Any more? Just trying to save some posters here some time.
post #6 of 64
Remember the Kinect as "selling faster than the iPad"? How it's selling 2x faster than the iPad, breaking world records, etc etc... But guess how many Kinects have been sold ~all time~ ... 18 million. iPads? Over 50 million, and I suspect currently outpacing Kinect sales.

After I finish Mass Effect 3 for Xbox360 I'm going to trade that in along with Gears of War 3 and trade-in the Kinect too.
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

Cue the Apple SLAMboys and Faux News...

Apple is delaying the iPad launch
No iPad on March 16
This is all a ploy to show demand
Pre-orders held back for weeks
Problems with high-res screens
A5X GPU melts down
China shut down iPad production because of trademark dispute

Any more? Just trying to save some posters here some time.

I find the Apple Delays Delivery of New iPad headline to be the most misleading.

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post #8 of 64
You know, if Apple were really genius, they would just ship it to the delivery center near my house before they announce it like how Amazon/Fedex (?) does it. That way, I could get my order in mere hours. Better yet, they could sit in front of my house before I go click the buy button when they could immediately ring my doorbell. I'm sure they have already calculated a percentage of guaranteed sales before product launch. Too bad they aren't in the hardware shipping business, if their hardware were digital..

Actually they should just have an ordering system of who doesn't want one.
post #9 of 64
Had one in cart on day 1, should have pulled the trigger.
post #10 of 64
We all know this is just all the Apple fanboys pre-ordering this disappointing iPad refresh, right? After they all have one, nobody will buy the wretched things! /s
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The Apple Tv will now take up to 2 weeks as well... I guess consumers aren't put off by the "incremental" upgrade or the new "lousy" UI.
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

Any more? Just trying to save some posters here some time.

you forget the one about how they cut off the UK etc to give more to US buyers which is why deliveries in the UK are being delayed (although not all of them) with some excuse about the shipping company having issues
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I would guess calendar Q2 sales at 15M: 13M New, 2 M iPad 2s.
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I would guess calendar Q2 sales at 15M: 13M New, 2 M iPad 2s.

You know - They really had to have planned for much higher sales than previously. So if they are still sold out, demand must be astounding.
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Originally Posted by NailedToTheX View Post

Just got shipping notification for Friday... Not bragging... Just saying

I suspect/estimate/guess that they are currently producing 75k per day and are ramping production. I say their onhand stockpile was 3-5 million which has been burnt through. Well, that's my guess anyways

Just hoping my first iPad is super terrific!

My iPad 2 still is super terrific. I am sure the new iPad is just that much more. You are going to have an great weekend.
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I would guess calendar Q2 sales at 15M: 13M New, 2 M iPad 2s.

Huh?

Apple sold 15.4 million iPad 2s in the holiday quarter. You're saying that shipments dropped that much in the first calendar quarter. My guess would be 8 million IP2 and 5 million iPv3.

Why guess? Hey... it's fun for some of us.
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Huh?

Apple sold 15.4 million iPad 2s in the holiday quarter. You're saying that shipments dropped that much in the first calendar quarter. My guess would be 8 million IP2 and 5 million iPv3.

Why guess? Hey... it's fun for some of us.

If you are correct, that's 13 M iPads in this quarter. Want to bet that the press will have a field day and go on and on about how Apple's iPad shipments dropped since the last quarter?

As crazy as it seems (virtually every consumer product's sales drop in the first calendar quarter), that's what happened least year.
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Originally Posted by NailedToTheX View Post

Just got shipping notification for Friday... Not bragging... Just saying

I suspect/estimate/guess that they are currently producing 75k per day and are ramping production. I say their onhand stockpile was 3-5 million which has been burnt through. Well, that's my guess anyways

Just hoping my first iPad is super terrific!

I ordered mine Wednesday at 4:00 and mine still says preparing for shipment... not looking good for friday
post #19 of 64
Ordered one for me (black) and one for my wife (white) on first day. It took 90 minutes and about 500 clicks to get them ordered. Both have been given tracking numbers for delivery by Mar 16 before 3:00 pm from the distribution center in Middletown, PA. These are upgrades from the original iPads, all are ATT 64gb, even though there is no LTE in Eastern PA for at least the next six months.
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Originally Posted by efithian@mac.com View Post

Ordered one for me (black) and one for my wife (white) on first day. It took 90 minutes and about 500 clicks to get them ordered. Both have been given tracking numbers for delivery by Mar 16 before 3:00 pm from the distribution center in Middletown, PA. These are upgrades from the original iPads, all are ATT 64gb, even though there is no LTE in Eastern PA for at least the next six months.

Yeah, 500+ clicks, 30+ minutes on the phone and then waiting 30 minutes and called in and got one Can't wait though. Reminds me of the days when I eagerly waitied for Commodore Amiga tech coming out - but could never afford it...

So am I hearing this right - they are shipping yours from PA instead of China?
post #21 of 64
My iPad order shows it's shipped but the tracking number is not in the Fedex system yet and the Apple TV is still 'processing' - not getting a warm fuzzy here
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If you are correct, that's 13 M iPads in this quarter. Want to bet that the press will have a field day and go on and on about how Apple's iPad shipments dropped since the last quarter?

As crazy as it seems (virtually every consumer product's sales drop in the first calendar quarter), that's what happened least year.

I hope the analysts slam Apple after the next quarterly announcement. It might give a few people the chance to buy AAPL at a cheaper price... and then wait for the 2012 holiday quarterly announcement... you know the one... that's where they announce 20 million iPads and 48 million iPhones sold.
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Yeah, 500+ clicks, 30+ minutes on the phone and then waiting 30 minutes and called in and got one Can't wait though. Reminds me of the days when I eagerly waitied for Commodore Amiga tech coming out - but could never afford it...

So am I hearing this right - they are shipping yours from PA instead of China?

Early shipments seem to come from the incoming ports, mine is shipping from Ontario California (as I live in southern cali).

Usually after the in country stocks are gone they ship from china / wherever to Alaska. Trust me I've ordered enough apple shit in my life LOL
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Originally Posted by jmmx View Post

I would guess calendar Q2 sales at 15M: 13M New, 2 M iPad 2s.

I predict more retina ipads sold than all previous gens combined. I don't think an average of ~2M per country is unreasonable.

25 countries NEXT week.. 8 or so this week.
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Early shipments seem to come from the incoming ports, mine is shipping from Ontario California (as I live in southern cali).

Usually after the in country stocks are gone they ship from china / wherever to Alaska. Trust me I've ordered enough apple shit in my life LOL

Perhaps that is the reason for the delays - they do not want to give it to me too early... It only takes a day to ship from the US. Or, maybe they will ship from Ontario Canada
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What the hell Apple!

I ordered on Wednesday as soon as I was able to get through, and my status has been "preparing to ship" for 4 days now!

Who the hell is preparing my iPad? Some Chinese union worker?
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What the hell Apple!

I ordered on Wednesday as soon as I was able to get through, and my status has been "preparing to ship" for 4 days now!

Who the hell is preparing my iPad? Some Chinese union worker?

Apple usually meets or beats shipping dates. Me thinks that the reason for our delays are because they are shipping from the North America and not overseas. I am just jealous of those guys with tracking numbers already!
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My iPad order shows it's shipped but the tracking number is not in the Fedex system yet and the Apple TV is still 'processing' - not getting a warm fuzzy here

I wouldn't worry. Mine says the same thing, but it's probably just going to ship from a local area and hasn't been dropped and scanned at FedEx yet.

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My iPad order shows it's shipped but the tracking number is not in the Fedex system yet and the Apple TV is still 'processing' - not getting a warm fuzzy here

Same here. I ordered Thursday afternoon, 32g 4G White, and received the shipping notice from Apple Saturday. It wasn't until late this morning that FedEx had the tracking information in their system. It's not unusual for shippers to generate tracking numbers before the items actually ship. When you ordered will determine when FedEx has your shipment available for tracking.
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After all the fuss over it dies down in a week or two I'll just stroll into an Apple store and pick one up. I am also in the market for a new Mac Pro, a new iMac and a new MacBook Air or Pro, haven't decided which yet, but all of my computers are a bit long in the tooth right now, so I hope they issue new releases of those products soon.

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Apple usually meets or beats shipping dates. Me thinks that the reason for our delays are because they are shipping from the North America and not overseas. I am just jealous of those guys with tracking numbers already!

I'm hoping that's the reason. I don't need to get mine directly from China, as long as it comes on the promised date.
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After all the fuss over it dies down in a week or two I'll just stroll into an Apple store and pick one up.

Haha, fat chance.

It'll be even harder to get than the iPad2, and that took many months before it was readily available, unless somebody happened to be extremely lucky.
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I'm noticing that (at least as of now) FedEx is not providing an advance signing option to leave on your door. Wonder why.

I knew I should have ordered a 2nd for resale, but a friend shamed me into just getting the one. Now with a 3 week lag, eBay resales are going to be at least 2X cost.
Oh well, someone is going to get one on Friday thanks to my lack of capitalist instinct.

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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

The Apple Tv will now take up to 2 weeks as well... I guess consumers aren't put off by the "incremental" upgrade or the new "lousy" UI.

I think that's just because all available DHL capacity from China is filled to capacity with iPads.
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Haha, fat chance.

It'll be even harder to get than the iPad2, and that took many months before it was readily available, unless somebody happened to be extremely lucky.

That's what I did last time. We have 5 Apple stores in town, not to mention several other outlets. Anyway, if it takes a month or two I don't care. I'm not in any hurry, it is just an iPad. I already have one so no big deal.

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I'm noticing that (at least as of now) FedEx is not providing an advance signing option to leave on your door. Wonder why.

I knew I should have ordered a 2nd for resale, but a friend shamed me into just getting the one. Now with a 3 week lag, eBay resales are going to be at least 2X cost.
Oh well, someone is going to get one on Friday thanks to my lack of capitalist instinct.

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Just put your ipad on ebay or kijiji. Get a premium and then buy another one. Waiting an extra few weeks wont be that bad if you can make an extra hundred or two!
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What the hell Apple!

I ordered on Wednesday as soon as I was able to get through, and my status has been "preparing to ship" for 4 days now!

Who the hell is preparing my iPad? Some Chinese union worker?

Mine left HK - presumably on the way to AK where it enters customs.

Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong\t 03/12/2012\t 8:35 P.M.\tDeparture Scan
Shenzhen, China\t 03/10/2012\t 1:30 P.M.\tDeparture Scan
Shenzhen, China\t 03/09/2012\t 6:23 P.M.\tOrigin Scan
China\t 03/10/2012\t 5:01 P.M.\tOrder Processed: Ready for UPS
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I ordered mine Wednesday at 4:00 and mine still says preparing for shipment... not looking good for friday

If it said 3/16 on your verification email, then it'll still be there Friday. My last one never actually updated correctly and I got it on Friday.
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Originally Posted by efithian@mac.com View Post

Ordered one for me (black) and one for my wife (white) on first day. It took 90 minutes and about 500 clicks to get them ordered. Both have been given tracking numbers for delivery by Mar 16 before 3:00 pm from the distribution center in Middletown, PA. These are upgrades from the original iPads, all are ATT 64gb, even though there is no LTE in Eastern PA for at least the next six months.

It was actually an insidious plot on Apple's part to induce carpal tunnel on everyone to force them to convert to a touch interface.
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What the hell Apple!

I ordered on Wednesday as soon as I was able to get through, and my status has been "preparing to ship" for 4 days now!

Who the hell is preparing my iPad? Some Chinese union worker?

Classy. Save it for Rush's show.
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