Apple Catches Up to Demand for iPad Mini, Now 'In Stock' in Many Countries

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple appears to have finally achieved supply-demand balance on its popular iPad mini, with the company's online stores for the United States, Canada, Australia, and a number of other countries now showing all models as "in stock" for immediate shipment. European customers are still being quoted 1-3 business days for new orders, although these will likely move to "in stock" relatively shortly.

    Supplies of the iPad mini have been constrained since the device's launch over three months ago, with early reports indicating that supplies would remain tight into 2013. Apple acknowledged those shortages on its earnings conference call last month, noting that it expected to catch up with demand later this quarter, in line with today's move to "in stock" status.

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  2. jthompson666 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
  3. 126351 Guest

    Sep 17, 2007
    Bought one for my wife so she wasn't left out after I was given an iPad 4 for Xmas... you know what, the lack of Retina is not really an issue.
  4. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    Just in time for the retina mini to be out within 6 months.....Kinda like the ipad 3 and 4.
  5. BvizioN macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I was once in an Apple store in Manchester and as i was looking at iPad mini and playing with one, i heard a conversation of a couple on my left side. A woman was telling a man, while she was holding an iPad mini on her hand: "I love these retina screens on iPad's.Looks really beautiful"
  6. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    Yeh, still waiting for Retina before I waste money on one of these.
    Last thing I want is to buy one this month then next month the retina version gets released. May as well wait until the Retina is released to save disappointment.

    C'mon IGZO! Where are ya? :p
  7. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California

    Steve jobs said the iPad was the perfect size.

    Lol at u guys ;)
  8. thelink macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2012
    Good, now go update the OS. It's getting kind of stale.
  9. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Almost 4 months to supply-demand balance. That's a lotta new customers.

  10. srxtr macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    Did you embarrass her by correcting her?
  11. BvizioN macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I was so tempted but i didn't.
  12. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    More people waiting for the retina now.
    Me included.

    Wouldn't mind a hard drive bump, either ... :)
  13. jthompson666 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
  14. terrymr macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2006
    I was half expecting it this March / April.
  15. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    This is Cook's company now.
  16. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
  17. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    It's still 1-3 here in the UK, not too bad - on the positive side it shows good demand still. Hope it's exceeding their expectations for sales, it's a great product, one of the best devices I've ever owned.

    On a different subject (I've posted this a few times before) - everyone should take note of post number 2 in this thread - it's almost like it's a reserved slot for negative remarks, especially related to the mini - I swear they have dedicated teams monitoring new posts on MR round the clock so they can immediately reply with a negative comment in slot number 2. Go check out other positive (or even neutral) threads related to the mini - it's nearly universal. I kid you not. :mad:
  18. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    What's funny is that SamClub never ran out of stock on the higher priced units and I seen stock for the 16gig at Walmart right before Christmas. Samclub had plenty of the 16gig units for like the last month.
    Apple is using a Jedi mind trick to make you think their selling like hotcakes. They did the same thing with iPad 3. Wouldn't you do the same to hype demand.
  19. Navdakilla macrumors 65816

    Feb 3, 2011
    Still thinking of grabbing one for my mom. Will probably wait for the 2nd gen tho :D
  20. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    People spew this BS all the time. Apple wants to sell as many iPads as they possibly can. They're not going to constrain supply to create some false sense of demand. And how does that hype demand anyway? They're not going to chance losing a sale because someone doesn't want to wait 1-2 weeks (or more) to receive the product. Apple sold a record 22.9M iPads last quarter. They don't need to make people think iPads are selling like hotcakes. The numbers prove they are.
  21. macs4nw macrumors 68040


    Some companies might do that, but APPLE doesn't have to resort to such tactics.
    Also, faking success wouldn't work for them as they publish true sales figures; those puppies are selling like hotcakes.

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