has apple ever done preorders for ipads?


Brookzy

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May 30, 2010
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A chequered history.

iPad (1st gen) - no preorders in USA, but there were internationally (on a later release date)
iPad 2 - no pre-orders, in stores only, on sale from 5pm local time, supply constrained, very unusual
iPad (3rd gen) - preorders
iPad (4th gen) and iPad mini (1st gen) - preorders
iPad Air - no pre-orders, in stores only, plentiful supply
iPad mini with Retina display - no pre-orders, in stores only, supply constrained
iPad Air 2 - pre-orders, soft launch (no set day), preorder deliveries arrived one day before in-store availability
iPad mini 3 - same as iPad Air 2
iPad mini 4 - available immediately after announcement in-store and online
 
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EdisEdward

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Feb 4, 2013
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A chequered history.

iPad (1st gen) - no preorders in USA, but there were internationally (on a later release date)
iPad 2 - no pre-orders, in stores only, on sale from 5pm local time, supply constrained, very unusual
iPad (3rd gen) - preorders
iPad (4th gen) and iPad mini (1st gen) - preorders
iPad Air - no pre-orders, in stores only, plentiful supply
iPad mini with Retina display - no pre-orders, in stores only, supply constrained
iPad Air 2 - pre-orders, soft launch (no set day), preorder deliveries arrived one day before in-store availability
iPad mini 3 - same as iPad Air 2
iPad mini 4 - available immediately after announcement in-store and online

nice thank you. so guess releases for ipad are hard to predict
 

Smeaton1724

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Sep 14, 2011
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A chequered history.

iPad (1st gen) - no preorders in USA, but there were internationally (on a later release date)
iPad 2 - no pre-orders, in stores only, on sale from 5pm local time, supply constrained, very unusual
iPad (3rd gen) - preorders
iPad (4th gen) and iPad mini (1st gen) - preorders
iPad Air - no pre-orders, in stores only, plentiful supply
iPad mini with Retina display - no pre-orders, in stores only, supply constrained
iPad Air 2 - pre-orders, soft launch (no set day), preorder deliveries arrived one day before in-store availability
iPad mini 3 - same as iPad Air 2
iPad mini 4 - available immediately after announcement in-store and online
iPad 4 128GB version was introduced I believe 5 months after the original 16,32,64GB iPads, no preorders.
 
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