Don't Sit on the Fence too Long


macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 23, 2008
I'm surprised that the shipping date has only slipped to March 19th so far! However, I think that once people see the retina display the sales rate will increase dramatically.

It reminds me of the original iPad. They didn't sell too fast at first, but once people actually saw them, they rapidly sold out. People didn't "get it" until they held one.

The same will be true of the new iPad--once people see it, they'll "get it".

BTW, letting the moniker be the "new iPad" is genius. We have an original iPad in the house and we call the latest iPad the "new iPad". So instead of telling people I have the iPad three, I'll just say I have the new iPad. They'll understand! :apple:


macrumors 6502
Aug 23, 2007
You are absolutely right. I sold my iPad 2 and on Friday by boss asked whether I regret selling it because the iPad 3 is bascially the "same thing". I said no :)

A friend of mine who has the iPad 2 isn't too bothered either but once he experiences the new Retina Display, it will render his device second rate, and that will be the same case for a coworker of mine who got a 64GB iPad 2 with 3G for christmas.

Can't wait to see theirs and mine facial expression when I unbox the device and demo Sky Gambler at work. Jaws will drop and iPad 2s will flood the market :p


macrumors 601
Jun 29, 2010
I dont think itll get pushed back much, plus you can always grab one at probably Target, Walmart etc soon they were better prepared this time around it seems.


macrumors newbie
Mar 8, 2012
All pre orders on Apple sites outside USA have 2-3 week delay since yesterday, I imagine USA is close behind. Once the media picks up on the delays and Apple rolls out their commercial blitz showing off the retina display, it will be chaos.


macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2009
Lincoln, UK
I think Apple may have got large stocks of the iPad ready. I won't be surprised if there are some really crazy sales numbers for the launch.

Be careful of any splinters from sitting on the fence.


macrumors 65816
May 20, 2008
I think if you haven't ordered yet, your best bet would be to get to an Apple store on the morning of the launch. Since there's preorders available I don't think the wait will be extreme like it was last year.