Apple no longer says 'ordering' March 11

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  1. nmills, Mar 4, 2011
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    nmills macrumors regular

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    I wonder if this could be a sign of online ordering coming soon?

    It used to say something along of the lines of "Orders begin March 11"

    [​IMG]

    Thoughts?


    ETA-Apparently, they only changed this page, the other pages still say "Order starting March 11 and get fast, free shipping."
     
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  3. ViPhone macrumors 6502

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    I believe you are right. I just can't remember. I think a pre-order will come this weekend.
     
  4. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    But the other page still says.............

    "Order your iPad 2 from the Apple Online Store starting March 11 and we’ll ship it free, directly to your door."
     
  5. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    I do hope that we can pre-order to arrive on release day like they did with iPad 1
     
  6. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Would be very nice if they open up a pre-order this weekend.
     
  7. nmills thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dang it!
    Then I wonder why they would change that other page. I'm hoping they do open up preorders! I had my card all ready during the keynote and then was disappointed! :D
     
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    This.
     
  10. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Also, here's hoping for a weekend pre-order!

    m
     
  11. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Every page I can find still says "Orders starting March 11th" so I still don't think there is gonna be pre-orders. But I will believe it when I see it!
     
  12. taeccool macrumors newbie

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    Me three.
    I was in class at that time, nervously clenching my card and iphone in my hand.
    :(
     
  13. ViPhone macrumors 6502

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    Who wants to be the one to send the e-mail to Steve-o?
     
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  15. nmills thread starter macrumors regular

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    Positive!
     
  16. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    For wat?

    It's clear that apple is doing this intentionally. They want lines.
     
  17. nmills thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is the page from my snip in my OP.

    I am just holding on to that tiny thread of hope that we'll be able to preorder :p
     
  18. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    I agree. Apple got some slight negative press during the VeriPhone rollout for not having lines so not allowing preorders would be the easiest way to generate huge lines next week.
     
  19. zapp macrumors regular

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    Exactly


    Buy online.
    Order your iPad 2 from the Apple Online Store starting March 11 and we’ll ship it free, directly to your door.



    Buy in store.
    Buy iPad 2 at your favorite Apple Retail Store starting
    at 5:00 p.m. on March 11 and get free Personal Setup.
     
  20. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I just did. Doubt he'll reply, but i made the effort.
     
  21. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    There will be huge lines even with pre-ordering! Just let us get it online, it's more fun waiting around for the Fed-Ex man!! :D:D
     
  22. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG] went to store.apple.com clicked on "iPad" and saw that. Don't think so. Hope so though
     
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    i read something in another thread with a link that it was sent to the FCC on 2/16 and cleared later after the announcement..i dont remember for sure those dates but it def. cleared later that day or the day after
     
  25. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    I have to believe, which has already been stated by many, that the Verizon iPhone 4 launch has a lot to do with this. If I remember correctly, Apple was still on my local news for that launch but it wasn't the kind of attention they wanted. They showed that there was basically no lines, no mass hysteria... basically a very lackluster launch. And I bet Apple is attributing this to the huge amount of online orders.

    They learned from that and decided to correct it with the iPad 2 launch. Free advertising for them is always, always a good thing.
     

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