iPad 3 Launching in Germany on March 23?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    German site iFun.de reports [Google translation] that has it has received information from a source "to be taken seriously" claiming that the iPad 3 will debut there on Friday, March 23.


    No other details on the claim are offered, although the report does conflict with an Asian report from earlier today claiming that the iPad 3 would begin appearing in Europe in April following a mid-March launch in the United States.

    With no other information to go on and uncertain reliability for the report's source, we hesitate to put too much weight on the claim, but we are noting it for interest and discussion.

    Article Link: iPad 3 Launching in Germany on March 23?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Hmm... we'll see where I buy my iPad... Maybe in the US on my trip there or maybe back home in Germany...


    Reading through their post they said: "...a source that, actually, is to be taken seriously". Sounds pretty speculative by my standards.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    United Kingdom
    March 23rd is a Thursday and they've always been released on Fridays, so I doubt that.
  4. Rudy69, Feb 21, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012

    macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2009
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Has there ever been an iPhone/iPad launch on a Thursday? It'd be really unusual for them to launch on that day over Friday.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2010
    march the 23rd is a friday!!!!!
  7. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
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    Pretty sure March 23rd is a Friday...
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2010
    The will be the day when the pre-orders will be shipping.
    I can recall that it was like that with the initial iPhone4 release.

    People who pre-ordered received it at the release day.
    I bet that pre-orders will start immediately after the announcement and they will be 2 to 3 weeks before they will actually ship.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Shame the Apple Store in Berlin's not open yet, or I'd buy mine there... :(
  10. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I dont get what the point is in standing in a line for it when you can just order it online and have it delivered on the day it comes out :confused:
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Haha, the site of the store is just 5 minutes from my office.

    Hadn't considered there being a queue, though I don't see Berlin as being a queuing kind of town. ;)
  12. Ugg
    macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    More of a mad free for all!
  13. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    The is not how the iPad 2 release was handled. There was no pre-order, the ordering only became available early Friday (March 11) morning for delivery the following week. If you wanted it the day of release (March 11), you had no choice but to stand in line.
  14. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If true, that puts the U.S. launch at March 16, if Apple holds to similar launch timing as last year (March 11 for U.S., March 25 for international.)

    Original iPad was released on a Saturday AM. So that kill that theory. Also March 23 is a Friday. You need to turn the page on your calendar.
  15. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    The iPad 1 was pre-order. Given that it looks like the 7th will only be an announcement date, I would expect that we'll not see it released for a few weeks, thus pre-orders.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    No, if it's a similar schedule than the iPad 3 is on March 9th in US stores, and March 23rd international. You're counting wrong. We go two days back (1. because every year you count one day back 2. 29th of February (thus, two days)).

    If the US release is on March 9th, than I wonder if the iPad 3 is going to be introduced on February 29th. Than there's a 1,5 week between announcement and release (just like last year).

    If the announcement is on March 7th, than I don't see them releasing the device only two days later. I believe that takes at least a week. So if it is March 7th, than the US release is March 16th and international March 30th.
  17. macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    I just love technology, every time something new is released or an OS is being updated I get very excited =P

    This month has been great
    - Mountain Lion
    - Playbook OS 2.0
    - Windows 8 Consumer Preview + Event
    - March 7 Apple Event + iPad 3
  18. macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    Beware the iPads of March!

    I wonder if that is the release for across the world?
  19. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    If you are going to correct someone at least know what you are correcting them on.

    Go back to my original post. I don't see where you get I said Apple would launch two days after announcement. I said it would put the U.S launch at March 16... that's 10 days later. It's also what you later wrote as a presumed U.S launch.

    What I really don't understand is where you state the international launch as March 30 when the rumor being discussed here is March 23.
  20. macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Which calendar are you looking at? :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    there is a tiny island in the pacific that isn't doing leap year this year so ya know

    just sayin ;)
  22. macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    Think of it...

    iPad 3 sales will be launched on March 23rd in the U.S., Germany, the UK France and Japan, just like iPhone 4S and two weeks later it will launch on the slightly less important markets... the strategy worked well enough then, so why would Apple not use it for the iPad?
  23. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010
    "...the report does conflict with an Asian report from earlier today claiming that the iPad 3 would begin appearing in Europe in April following a mid-March launch in the United States."

    The report does not really conflict with the Asian report:

    The iPhone 4S had its debut in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom at the same day.

    So the iPad 3 could launch in the U.S. and Germany on March 23th (which is about mid-March) and the rest of Europe will follow in April.
  24. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    I think it will launch here earlier...they usually launch in the US before Europe.
  25. Guest

    Aug 19, 2008
    I'd rather like a hot wife better.... and get very excited every night :D :D :D


    Makes sense. Even the 7th, available in store the week after in US and then Germany, UK, France, Canada, etc... the week after that, etc...

    That's what they often do... Or, Even the 7th, ready for Pre-order the week after and available in US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, etc... for the 23rd.

    That's also possible... mainly if there's some Apps re-design for Retina Display and leave two weeks to the developers to submit the Apps with new graphics.

    We'll see :)


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