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Discussion in 'iPad' started by FooArk, Mar 19, 2011.
Then why hasnt a single online order shipped? (since the initial batch)
Makes no sense.
It's a conspiracy!
They've already got your money; they'll ship it when they please. They dont have the money of the people who are out galavanting around trying to find one. Their pockets are apple's priority right now. Apple has 3-4 weeks to worry about you.
It's common sense.
Orders have. Go look at the front page a few days back.
They have to keep 18 models in stock across the US, and next week, Europe. What do you expect?
They don't charge your credit card until they ship, so they don't have his money yet.
Every single part is making for different company
NAND flash memory from Toshiba Corp.
DRAM (dynamic random access memory) from Elpida Memory Inc.
An electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor
The touch screen overlay glass likely from Asahi Glass Co.
The system battery from Apple Japan Inc.
Apple can get NAND and DRAM from other sources, notably Samsung and Micron. The battery, compass and glass are not so easily replaced.
So the problem is one of those company can't do one single part, the other parts needs to wait, is not like they have a printer and they said i want 10 million of copy.
how is that relevant?
Maybe its cheaper for them to dispatch them in a larger bulk?
iLuis, nice name.
also, you have to remember that they ship batches at a time and they sell out right away. they probably have percentages sorted out that get to stores and online orders.
What are you defining as the initial batch? Some people who ordered at 2am still haven't gotten a shipping notice, though a guy who ordered at 6am got his (times PST). People were getting shipping notices every day last week as more iPads came off the line.
you want your ipad 2 without the screen? or without the battery?
Who make the battery? Apple Japan. You know that Japan suffered a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami?
A teardown analysis of the device identified at least five parts sourced from Japanese suppliers, including difficult to replace components such as the electronic compass and the ultra-thin lithium-ion battery manufactured only by Apple Japan, an Apple subsidiary.
"Typically, battery cells are made at the site of assembly but because the iPad 2's lithium-ion polymer battery is unusually thin, it likely requires advanced battery cell manufacturing technologies that reside in Japan," said Wayne Lam, senior analyst, competitive analysis, at IHS iSuppli.
Logistical disruptions may mean that Apple could have difficulties obtaining this battery, and it may not be able to secure supply from an external, non-Japanese source.
Other Japan-manufactured components include the iPad 2's NAND flash made by Toshiba, DRAM from Elpida Memory, the e-compass from AKM Semiconductor and the touchscreen overlay glass from Asahi Glass.
Another company out of Japan can do the other parts, but only Apple JAPAN! are doing the battery
And i don't think Apple is going to give another company how to make a battery that lasts up to 10 hours.
common sense please.
iLuis is cool i know. hahaha
If they made a thousand a day and had a demand for a million it would still take them a thousand days or almost three years to fulfill the demand for a million units!!
Dummy, I didnt say HOW Apple Makes its iPads. I said that they ARE making them, and they arent being shipped out.
wow, take it easy man..
It is obviously a supply & demand problem among others.
Call me crazy, but a little thing over in Japan happened last week... that may have created some supply chain issues?
Not trying to be a smart ass, just stating the obvious possibility that they may actually have some supply issues. Maybe the factories that build the flash, or IPS panel are in China, but that's not to say the raw materials or "parts to make the parts" don't come from Japan or have to be shipped through Japan. Aside from the demand that is probably three or four times what it was on the original iPad, who the heck can plan for that? They likely could have sold a million iPads in pre order stage if they allowed it.
Point is it could be any number of things and we will probably never know the truth, and frankly it doesn't really matter, in the end (or in a month) everyone that ordered one will have it. It's not life or death, it's a gadget.
Read the thread title — note the plural
it's not, except for the part where it's an explanation to your original post.
why r u mad? ... everyone who wants one will get one
That works to demonize Apple, sure. Unfortunately, they don't charge you until they ship it - so their customers could easily just walk away/cancel the order with a few clicks. I'm betting they're equally worried about retaining those orders/customers.
Because those thousand a day have already been allocated to be shipped to stores. People who get off their butt and go down to the store deserve an iPad as much as you do, if not more.
Think about it this way: say there are 100 stores and they each ordered 100 iPads for their customers. And on launch day 10000 people ordered online. Well, the stores didn't each get their 100 yet, they only got 50 each. They're still waiting for their initial order, while the online store already got theirs and shipped them out. The online people have to wait until all of the stores got their initial 100 each before they'll allocate to online orders again.
Obviously my numbers are not exact, but this is what is happening. Apple allocated so many for stores and so many for their online web site. They're still fulfilling the store inventory.