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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.

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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.

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

Gix1k

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Just in time for the retina mini to be out within 6 months.....Kinda like the ipad 3 and 4.
 
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BvizioN

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Mar 16, 2012
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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"
 
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iLLUMI

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Aug 1, 2012
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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
 
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srxtr

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Jul 1, 2010
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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"

Did you embarrass her by correcting her?
 
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WilliamLondon

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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:
 
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cdmoore74

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Jun 24, 2010
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Almost 4 months to supply-demand balance. That's a lotta new customers.

Rocketman

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.
 
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Rogifan

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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.

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.
 
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macs4nw

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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.

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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