Only Apple can answer such a question. No one here can give you a good answer.
Who cares how many sku # will result?
Is that really a concern of yours?...if so, you obsess over minutia.
It can be argued that it's an even greater waste of your time to complain about those who provide you with some response.
Personally I don't expect too many changes in the number of possible device configurations.
... Sounds like a good work moral.
Bored at work? Maybe look for a more challenging opportunity.
Was making a joke about perusing MacRumors at work whilst the firewall being set to block most sites. You know, cause it makes it sound like the company doesn't exactly want you to do that
Actually our lockout is a very stupid Bot that is keyed to prevent us from playing games on the internet, I had to have corporate "allow" me and the rest of my engineers access to Intel, Freescale, ARM and TI at one point because they had gaming mentioned somewhere in the website, something like "..a key component of new gaming system xxx" caused the people who provide every processor we use across every product to be banned from the system. Apparently the manager of the bot is a big Apple fan because every apple site comes through unblocked, but besides that its hit and miss.
...so I started a thread about SKUs and ipads because I am going to update mine in March if we really get an update and was trying to figure out my chance of finding the model I want at one of my local Target stores.
Nor will it determine whether or not your desired configuration will be available or Out Of Stock at any given time at a channel partner's local bricks-and-mortar store.To the point of this thread: the number of sku#s on the new iPads won't make one iota of difference in determining if Target will stock the iPad you will order.
To the point of this thread: the number of sku#s on the new iPads won't make one iota of difference in determining if Target will stock the iPad you will order.
It's an Apple problem...why anyone else would care is beyond me.
Ok, bufffilm, obviously you know more about how Target stocks iPads, then the district manager who went into a long discussion about it with me which led to me starting this thread. His issue is that though they used to stock multiple copies of "every" iPad, the recent explosion of SKUs have caused them to discontinue that approach, and go with a more complex system that has fewer colors and fewer memory options being available at the store. As for other comments about why am I not buying at Apple Store a) the line waiting in the rain most likely will be huge here at our outside mall (the dumbest invention of mankind) b) I get 10% off at target.
I'm a stockholder and a consumer. It may affect when I can get the item when it comes out, also we know from the quarterly report that at least Tim is blaming iPad Pro shipping problems on SKU issues, so that is an issue as well.
I still think it's a 'contrived' concern for you.
If/when you are ready to buy, place your order. Are you opposed to them shipping it to you?
And the mention of being a stockholder and consumer...so what? No relevance to anything.