Is this new iPad going to be impossible to find like the iPad 2 was?

Jacoblee23

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My mom just bought my iPad 2. So I will now be buying the new iPad, but I haven't pre-ordered it, and work all day on Friday. Am I screwed on finding one for awhile?
 

Buildbright

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Aug 25, 2011
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eBay prices are going up. If you put up some labor you will get one. When the ipad 2 came out The Apple stores got deliveries almost everyday.
 

Gregintosh

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Preorder ASAP just in case. Then try to get one in person. You can always cancel the preorder if it hasn't shipped yet, or return it to the store if it has.
 

nowstime

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Can I return an online order at an Apple store? I couldn't, when I got my MacBook Pro from Apple.com (customized and defect).
 

falcora

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Oct 8, 2011
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if its that important, call in sick on friday or take a vacation day.

its supposed to go on sale at 8am, so if you line up early, you may just be an hour or two late to work.
 

M5RahuL

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What configuration were you looking to buy ? .. I have three on the way, but may return two.. [ stupid friends flaked out :mad: ]

They are all AT&T 3G/ 4G LTE Versions:

1- 16 GB White
1- 32 GB Black

The third one [ 16GB White ] I'm keeping for the lady :)
 

badpinoy

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What configuration were you looking to buy ? .. I have three on the way, but may return two.. [ stupid friends flaked out :mad: ]

They are all AT&T 3G/ 4G LTE Versions:

1- 16 GB White
1- 32 GB Black

The third one [ 16GB White ] I'm keeping for the lady :)
you can sell on ebay for a profit.
 

ChrisTX

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Can I return an online order at an Apple store? I couldn't, when I got my MacBook Pro from Apple.com (customized and defect).
Customized MacBook Pros are different because Apple cannot resell your machine, even unopened. Everything else non customizable is different because I assume Apple will turn around, and resell it.
 

Chupa Chupa

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We still don't have confirmation when iPads will go on sale Friday, so there is still hope. Also it seems like Apple is cranking these out like no other iOS device before. People's iPads here that were suppose to ship by March 19 are now being delivered on launch day.

I'd go ahead and preorder and then see if you can get one on Friday. If you get one on Fri cancel the preorder.
 

iHeartsteve

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We still don't have confirmation when iPads will go on sale Friday, so there is still hope. Also it seems like Apple is cranking these out like no other iOS device before. People's iPads here that were suppose to ship by March 19 are now being delivered on launch day.

I'd go ahead and preorder and then see if you can get one on Friday. If you get one on Fri cancel the preorder.
Maybe Apple does have more inventory and they'd rather be safe than sorry by posting 'delayed' shipping dates to avoid uproar ??
 

Nightprowler

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So glad I'm away from the 15th to the 22nd. I'll be lying on the beach sipping rum while all the initial madness is going on.
 

striker33

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Not sure what it was like in the US, but in the UK at least, it was very easy to get hold of an iPad 2 on launch. Afterall, it hadnt even been close to a full year since the iPad 1, so its understandable that the adoption rate was slower.

You'll probably see a higher adoption rate for the new iPad though. As those who didnt upgrade from the first iPad originally, will probably do so now.
 

mattraehl

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Should be a piece of cake to find one. As you know from reading MacRumors Forums and media accounts, it is a simple spec-bump that will be lapped up by the Apple Faithful but few others. Everyone else is saving their money for the Super Amazing Next-Gen Android and Windows 8 tablets on the horizon. Expect to find the new iPad at steep discount prices within a month or so, maybe even a TouchPad-like firesale to clear inventory.

;)
 

foiden

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Dec 13, 2008
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^ You're just saying that to hopefully get folks to give up, freeing up inventory so you can get your iPad, right? *wink wink* *Say no more*
 

Nightprowler

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But you won't have a new iPad, so what's the point? :p
Point is I'm not stressin over getting it day one, and I likely won't care because of said beach and rum :).

I'm sure it won't be too hard to get my hands on one in due time upon my return.
 

doboy

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You'll need to spend some time "chasing" it down since Apple will most likely get daily shipments. However, stores will get unknown quantities at less certain time of the day.