If Apple makes thousands of iPads a day

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FooArk, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
    Then why hasnt a single online order shipped? (since the initial batch)

    Makes no sense.
  2. xMBPx macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    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.
  3. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    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?
  4. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    They don't charge your credit card until they ship, so they don't have his money yet.
  5. iLuis macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    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.
  6. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
    how is that relevant?
  7. JamesSmart macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2011
    Maybe its cheaper for them to dispatch them in a larger bulk?
  8. King Luis macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    iLuis, nice name. :p

    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.
  9. rritterson macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    DC USA
    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.
  10. iLuis macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    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. :D

    iLuis is cool i know. :cool: hahaha
  11. LFSimon macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    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!!
  12. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
    Dummy, I didnt say HOW Apple Makes its iPads. I said that they ARE making them, and they arent being shipped out.
  13. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    wow, take it easy man.. ;)

    It is obviously a supply & demand problem among others.
  14. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    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. :)
  15. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
  16. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    Read the thread title — note the plural
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    it's not, except for the part where it's an explanation to your original post.
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    why r u mad? ... everyone who wants one will get one
  19. incongruity macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010

    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.
  20. hayesk macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2003
    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.

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