So iPad Cases are just un-purchasable in stores?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Rob587, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    I went to two best buys, walmart, radio shack, and the apple store today and didnt see a single iPad case.

    Is there really that much demand for them? Do I really need to think about designing a case and putting it in some stores. Apparently its impossible to fail.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    seems that way. i bought mine online since it was just easier. ive been to a bunch of best buys, apple store, and a couple others. best buy usually has the incase sleeves, and a belkin rubber case..thats about it.

    the apple store where i bought my ipad had a few sleeves, and a pink incase rubber sleeve. but nothing else. pretty much cleaned out of all accessories.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Just got one today in Boston - they received at least 20 today - best bet is to call your Apple Store around noon when they unpack the day's shipment.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    I just dropped by at SF Flagship store to check out some 3rd party cases on Sunday. (got Apple case on the day 1) I couldn't find the section of cases. There were VGA cables, docks, ac adapters where they usually put cases for iPad.

    I finally asked the staff if they've moved iPad accessory section. The answer was shocking.

    "No you don't see the case section because we are completely sold out of ALL cases."

  5. macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I was finally able to get to an apple store today at the right time. There werent any ipad cases out, but they had them all in the back and you had to ask for 'em.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    oh if I only knew something about upholstery or silicone prouction lol
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2010
    This is great info. You should also share it with the other thread about this topic.
  8. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    The Apple store in Arizona had cases out, including a new Contour one that I hadn't see before. It was a snap on plastic case, with a rubbery feel for grip and a separate stand to hold it for typing and movie watching. Same price as the Apple case.
  9. macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    I should mention that if you show up at an Apple store right when they open, that's typically when they get in their new stock. That's when i've seen Apple and InCase cases in stock - afternoons, I've never seen stock of cases.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    I was at the USC campus bookstore yesterday and they ha a surprisingly complete collection of iPad cases. Two types from Griffin, one from Incase, the Simplism case with the strap, and two types of MacAlly cases (Bookstand and one other).

    I don't know if non-students can buy cases from their computer store, but it may be worth a try if you're local.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2008
    Portland, OR
    When I picked up my iPad the other day, the Apple Store I went to had actually removed their iPad accessories section altogether because everything[/b] sold out. That's amazing.

    I had no trouble finding a few to choose from at The Mac Store, however. And according to Milo, if I wanted to drive down to Fry's they also have a number of iPad cases in stock.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I had been checking the Best Buy web site daily for in store pickup on the Apple iPad case, and yesterday I hit pay dirt. Today it looks like they are gone. But watching the Best Buy site might be better than repeated trips there to see if they have them.

    I had two on order from Apple, but it was going to take a month to get them. I canceled that order once the Best Buy email confirmation came through.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    Just call the apple stores on a weekly basis when you have an idea of when they get deliveries. I called my local one last Monday around 1 and they said they got them in the morning and had sold out. So the following monday I called 20 mins after the store opened and try had just got a shipment of them. While I was there I saw 9 sold in the span of 10 mins I was there. So they are flying off the shelves

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