Is anyone else getting worried about 3G being delayed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Doju, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Apple said the WiFi version would ship at the end of March. That was off, turned out to be early April.

    And yet, they still announced pre-orders on March 5th (saying they'd start on March 12th).

    Here it is the ELEVENTH and we still haven't even seen the pre-pre-order announcement! The iPad was delayed a bit when it was March 5th, now it's April 11th, I'm getting worried late April may be wrong, mid-May more of a possibility.

    Argh. All speculation, but still. :(
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Eh? You can pre-order 3Gs now I thought.
  3. digitalfx macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2007
  4. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I was at the Apple store in SOHO today and asked a couple of Apple employees about 3G (wondering if I'd find the talkative types others seem to have found). They all gave the same answer: late April or early May. Of course they won't know until day of delivery.

    Apple cases were sold out and the clerks had no idea when more were coming. Lack of information about this is irksome, and it also makes me wonder why Apple has chronic supply chain issues.

    Anecdotally, there were several iPads waiting for someone to play with them. And a couple of kids at others, resisting mightily when Dad tried to pull them away. The laptop tables were more crowded.
  5. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    I "pre ordered" mine the first day when I ordered my wifi unit!

    If you have not ordered your 3G unit by now, you might be out of luck!
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    Yes, that's correct. I ordered one last week for late April delivery. End of April is less than 3 weeks, so that's not very long to wait.
  7. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Well, if you live in any other country in the world other than America you can't pre-order. An alarming fact in itself considering Apple said the American 3G launch would occur on the same date as the international WiFi and WiFi+3G launch.
  8. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
  9. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
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  10. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    Out of luck? Meaning there won't be any available? I'm pretty confident they will be available for walk ins at the Apple stores once they are released.
  11. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Yeah, I don't think there will be as many "average" people buying the 3G version over the Wifi. The general public probably assumes there is only one version anyway.
  12. nolesfan macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    I was told that the 3G would not be released until the wifi issues were resolved in the wifi only units. It makes sense for apple to do this that way. They don't want the same problems with those as they are having with the wifi's. At least that's what the apple rep told me on the phone a few days back when we were troubleshooting my wifi.
  13. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Why would that matter? The 3Gs are already built. They are not going to open every last one just to fix the wifi issues.
  14. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  15. nolesfan macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    If it's a software issue like they think they will have to fix it with a patch before they release them, it wouldn't be that big of a deal to apple. And they wouldn't have to open anything.
  16. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Frankly though, I don't think there will be initially too many "average" people buying the WiFi iPads as well. I would expect the good portion of people interested in iPad to actually be quite cognizant of the differences between the WiFi and 3G models.
  17. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Relax. If it gets delayed a couple weeks.

    The world will not end.
  18. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
  19. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I am not worried at all. It will get here soon enough and in a few months or so no one will really remember that the 3G was released at a later date--at least it won't be a nagging memory I mean.
  20. calvin2006 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    I called Apple the other day and they said there were no delays on the 3G iPad and it would ship late April. They said they would be announcing the date "very, very soon." I'll be surprised if we don't have a date by Wednesday.
  21. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Well, since Wednesday is 4/14, that's almost 'late April' (which I define as the second half of April: 4/16), but I don't think we will know anything about 3G until the website or our pre-ordered 3G's change to a date or 'prepared for shipping' or whatever.

    Also, remember that there was the whole 'delayed until 4/12' for preordered WiFi orders for the second batch, and a lot of people (or anyone, depending on location) could walk into an Apple Store last Sunday and pick up a WiFi unit.

    I pre-orded a 3G, and decided to get a WiFi (only) to keep at work. I spent 20 minutes in line in Reston, VA last weekend, three minutes in the store, done. YMMV.

    I have no idea if the 3G deal is different because there is a backlog on the 3G module, or the back-shell, or it's only because of marketing, etc.

    But I don't think we have any info to go on until after we see 3G units roll out. We all thought there would be a shortage of WiFi's, and, like I said, AFAIK, you can walk into an Apple Store, and get them in most places last weekend and now.
  22. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Is patience a virtue? Not in these threads!

    Nothing but speculation and needless worry. There has been nothing, I repeat nothing to cause anyone any concern.

    Apple will deliver as promised so quit starting pointless threads that cause needless pandemonia in the community..

    Has anyone here heard of a thing called patience? If they have ine would certainly never have guessed that by the amount of hysteria surrounding this release.

    After you've received your 3G you can start creating threads about the new iPhone and when that will be delivered!

    Just try and relax!
  23. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
  24. Jinkst macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    Living outside of the States we have nothing to go off except "late April." I don't see how this is a problem? As far as I'm concerned that's still the case. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it moved into May there has been nothing come out so far to say so.

    Even if it does move into May, I don't think I'd be "worried" about it, even if I hadn't already bought one from the States. In the end, it's just a device, and the only reason I bought from overseas is I believe I got it for cheaper than it will be available for come launch in Oz. If not, oh well.
  25. stringbeanie macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Southern California
    HaHa, spoken like a true Cubs fan! I too love the Cubs and know how patient you must be to continue to follow them. Next Year!!!

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