iPad 3G - when available in the Apple store?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cello2456, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. cello2456 macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    I know that a lot of you have pre-purchased a 3G for delivery. Due to a planned vacation I was not able to do this for fear of having it delivered while I was away. So based on the announcements today, any guesses on when the 3Gs will be available for instore purchase? I called our local Apple store today but they did not know - or would not say!
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I'm not 100% certain but I feel the may 7th date may be the retail store date.
  3. Soulcrux macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2008

    They'd never let people have them before they were in stores.

    My guess is that it's anywhere from Thursday April 22 to Saturday April 24.

    If we're unlucky-Monday April 26.
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Once they start shipping, I'll bet they start dribbling into Apple Stores. Gonna be a hit-or-miss proposition for awhile, though...I'll bet quantities will be limited.

    I'm inclined to think that the fastest, most likely way to get one sooner rather than later is to order it.
  5. RunOverProducti macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    I just went to return my wifi today, I changed my mind and I'm getting the 3G model.

    I asked the lady, she said:

    "We had pre-orders for wifi, the day we shipped wifi was the day we had them in the stores, most probably it will happen for the 3G model too".

    It makes sense to me.

    Remember, people who order first and on the same day may not receive them on the same day for one reason or the other. Apple is not going to wait till every pre-order has been delivered to start selling them in the stores.
  6. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    If they didn't do that imagine the market for iPad on eBay! Don't think there wouldn't be people desperate enough to not wait a few extra days. :p
  7. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Even if it was that date. Which I think not!:rolleyes:

    Why would people still be pre-ordering iPad's knowing people could get one before May 7th?

    It would mos def suck if I pre-order an iPad and have to wait May 7 to get it.....while my local apple store and BB are already selling them:eek: Makes no sense if the apple website says May 7 and you're saying they're possibly coming out this thursday-monday.
  8. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    Because they may not want to deal with going to the store and waiting in line. If they were in such a rush to get it they probably already pre-ordered or planned to wait at the store.
  9. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Some people don't need to have it immediately and would rather wait to have it delivered to their house.
  10. Xybr macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2006
    Some ppl do not have an Apple Store near them. If I got an email stating my iPad 3G would not arrive til 5/7, I'd probably call to cancel and pick up at a nearby Apple Store. There's about 4 within my metroplex that I could go to.
  11. WizardHunt macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2007
    Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    They will be available on April 30, 2010 at 5 pm local time at your Apple Store.
  12. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    Does it suck if you want an iPod and order it and have to wait a few days for delivery, when you can go right to the Apple Store or Best Buy and pick one up today? People order online for various reasons, mostly convenience. Nowhere is it written that preordering guarantees you'll get it first.

    It's not Apple's problem if customers are impatient.

    My approach is this: once it is available in the Reston VA Apple store or the Reston VA Best Buy, I'll buy one. Simple as that. I don't care if it's tomorrow or one month from tomorrow. I'll start caring if it stretches out several months, but that's unlikely.
  13. stringbeanie macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Southern California
    Patience is a virtue that you clearly have. It is refreshing to see your attitude. Why do so many people seem to suffer from immediate gratification syndrome?

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