|Feb 3, 2013, 09:11 PM||#1|
iPad Mini Shipping Estimates Drop to 1-3 Days in U.S. Apple Store
Shipping times for the iPad mini have been slowly improving over the last few weeks, and customers ordering from the U.S. online Apple Store can now expect to have their tablets shipped within 1-3 business days.
European stores are also experiencing improved shipping dates, with a new lead time of 3-5 business days. Last week, European Apple Stores were listing a two week wait for an iPad mini. Other worldwide Apple Stores list shipping times of 3-5 business days.
Rumors in late 2012 revealed supply constraints were leading to restricted quantities of iPad minis, which was later confirmed by Apple during its first quarter conference call.
According to Apple executives, the Cupertino-based company expects to achieve supply/demand balance on the iPad mini by the end of the March quarter.
Article Link: iPad Mini Shipping Estimates Drop to 1-3 Days in U.S. Apple Store
|Feb 3, 2013, 09:33 PM||#3|
I'm fully aware that this article is regarding a drop in shipping times for the iPad Mini.
I'm also fully aware that I must share my absolute excitement for the Retina iPad Mini that hasn't been announced. Bring on the Retina iPad Mini, Apple!
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|Feb 3, 2013, 11:03 PM||#5|
|Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 AM||#7|
|Feb 3, 2013, 11:26 PM||#9|
The problem with apple products in general in terms of supply and demand is hard to fix and I don't blame them. Here is the cycle that an iOS device in general follows.
1st Quarter - Supply is extremely short. Demand is extremely high.
2nd Quarter - Supply and Demand even out by the end of the quarter.
3rd Quarter - Supply is high. Demand is low in anticipation of next gen.
4th Quarter - Everybody is holding off for the next gen, Investors are bashing Apple, competition releases its products early and show that they are superior to a 9 month old product, and all hell breaks loose.
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