Fourth-Generation iPad Models Now 'In Stock' at Many Online Apple Stores

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Following last Friday's launch of the fourth-generation iPad, Apple has apparently already come close to meeting demand for the new device. As noticed by 9to5Mac, Apple is now listing all Wi-Fi models of the new iPad as "in stock" in the company's U.S. online store.

    [​IMG]
    The immediate availability appears to extend to a number of Apple's online stores around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Shipping estimates remain at 3-5 business days in most of Apple's other online stores for countries where the device has launched, but it is not unusual for changes in Apple's shipping estimates to roll out to different regions on slightly different schedules.

    The iPad mini remains in short supply, with Apple continuing to quote shipping estimates of two weeks for new orders of Wi-Fi models. Cellular-capable models appear to remain on track, with Apple quoting "Mid November" in the United States and "Late November" in other countries.

    Article Link: Fourth-Generation iPad Models Now 'In Stock' at Many Online Apple Stores
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    #2
    I think people who want iPads mostly have them and are satisfied with their current models. It may foreshadow a slower upgrade cycle on iPads versus iPhones.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    gregwyattjr

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    #3
    Can't wait to visit the Apple Store and see how much better it is than my 3rd generation.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    #4
    I walked into the local Walmart last night (Markham) and they had several iPad 4's. I picked one up no problem. 498.00. Also note, I bought the Smart CASE, and it was 49.00 as opposed to 55.00 at Apple. Buying power of Wally World is strong my friends.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    shanmugam

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Location:
    Blazer town!
    #5
    Thanksgiving is two weeks away

    holiday sales needs to start kicking in high gear in two weeks.

    I bet iPad mini will be in stock in two weeks as well.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #6
    Supply

    It seems like this incremental upgrade may be easier to build, which could help AAPL meet demand.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    #7
    Not that much actually, no noticeable changes in size/weight and the Games I tested did not have noticeable increases in frame rates. Interesting considering that the GPU is so much better. Actually, the iPad Mini ran "MetalStorm" at a much higher framerate then the iPad 4th gen (though it looked worse due to resolution).

    ----------

    They pretty much only changed the logic board/port. So yeah, 90% of the parts are the same.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    croooow

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    #8
    In a few months you may notice the difference more, as games take advantage of the new chip.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    #9
    Possibly they only "Nearly" sold out of them.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

    iGrip

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    #10
    It is Magical!

    It is truly magical how every single new product Apple releases goes out of stock very shortly after going on sale, creating a frenzy for people who want to be lucky enough to acquire one - only to be followed by adequate stock being available very shortly thereafter.

    But one thing we can be certain of - this is NOT a marketing ploy by Apple to inflate demand.




    /s
     
  11. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #11
    If they can drop the weight, the larger iPad will fly off the shelf.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    #12
    True but in a few months we will be closer to the iPad 5th gen. I think the next update will focus on size/weight and that is more important to me as a 3rd gen owner.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    croooow

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    #13
    That and demand for the 4th iPad is not as big as when the 3rd came out. People see it as an incremental upgrade (the new chip is quite a bit faster, so that is debatable)

    Many people who wanted a retina iPad already got one, the lightning port is not much of a draw.

    But it should be a good, steady seller for the holiday season.

    ----------

    Great point!
     
  14. macrumors regular

    NewYorkRanger

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    #14
    ...or more likely, no one wants one because they already have a 2 or 3, and see no reason to upgrade?

    Apple rushed this out too quick without substantial upgrades to define a purchase, consumers responded appropriately.

    iPad 2 had a better form factor, iPad 3 had Retina, iPad 4 has new internals. One of these is not like the other when it comes to sales.
     
  15. macrumors 68020

    shanmugam

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Location:
    Blazer town!
    #15
    64GB still available. Lost opportunity is a lost sale.
     
  16. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #16
    Now if they can just do the same with the iPad Mini, I will be a happy customer! :D
     
  17. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    Canada
    #17
    I JUST got my iPad 3rd gen. No way I am going to upgrade right away. Not happy that my ipad is already obsolete.
     
  18. macrumors 68000

    RawBert

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    #18
    My third gen is perfectly fine. I'll buy the 5th gen whenever it comes out (probably in a few months or so).
    Apple, would you please add a goddamn micro SD slot? /wishful thinking
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jetson

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    #19
    Has anyone checking it out noticed a yellowish tinge on the screen?

    Several people in other threads reported that they were displeased with their new iPad 4s. They said that the iPad 3 had bright, white color saturation, whereas the new iPad 4 was yellow. They blamed it on Apple using LG screens instead of Samsung.

    A few people also reported that their screens were perfectly okay.
     
  20. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Location:
    omnipresent
    #20
    Can we have a poll on who posts on here own shares in Apple and see if they ever make sensible comments? To start this off I dont own shares but if the product is a good one in my opinion I will say so, but if I think its not so good I wil also say so and maybe..No will, get lynched by the Apple share owning fan boys. Could we have a sensible debate sometime in the near future?
     
  21. macrumors regular

    Ramchi

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Location:
    India
    #21
    iPads starring at customers!

    Who is brave enough to open their wallets without knowing the fact his brother got killed in 6 months!
     
  22. macrumors 68040

    D.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Location:
    Vilano Beach, FL
    #22
    Yeah, that's my take. The 3rdG had some visible impact with the new display, many folks (myself included) bought as soon as they were released.

    I see the 4thG buyers as a slow migration of 2nd gen owners (realizing it's not an iPad2 + retina, but a major update CPU/GPU/FFC/WIFI) and first time "full sized" tablet buyers.

    Plus a few of us 3rdG owners who were OK with the "rental price" on our 3rd Gens :D (I got $460 for mine :) )

    Most of the holiday tablet crowd I suspect will tend towards the smaller devices.
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Location:
    Central California
    #23
    Nope. They said this for the iPad 2 to iPad 3 and a few apps use the power.
     
  24. macrumors 68020

    shanmugam

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Location:
    Blazer town!
    #24
    I fall into exactly that crowd, what is FFC btw, FaceTime HD camera? :cool:
     
  25. macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
    #25
    I agree with you. I am a share holder, but I guess this upgrade just isn't that great to attract people from their iPad 2 or 3's (waiting for someone to be a nerd and correct me). Generally I, personally think of iPads as a longer term investment than iPhones even though they're cheaper. I myself own an iPad 2 and have no plans on upgrading till my iPad 2 is like the 3Gs running iOS 6, maybe there are other owners out there that feel the same way about their iPads?
     

Share This Page