iPad My Apple store says they're selling TONS of iPad Airs

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  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I was at the Edina Minnesota Apple store this morning. It wasn't packed to the rafters but still pretty busy. I asked one of the sales associates if the iPad Air was selling well. Her eyes lit up and she said they were "flying off the shelves". She also said a lot of people coming in thinking they would want the Mini ended up getting an Air instead. :)
     
  2. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Someone is bound to ask this, so it might as well be me. :D Did you ask if people were complaining about the screens?
     
  3. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    My Store in Las Vegas by the Airport said the same thing.
     
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Why would they complain about the screens. They are outstanding!

    My Air is awesome
     
  5. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    because that's what most people do is complain about everything!
     
  6. shadow puppet macrumors 6502

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    The Century City store was pretty packed last night. Everywhere I looked, folks were buying the Air.
     
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    Hey fellow MN resident =p I toyed around with the Airs at Southdale before grabbing a Tombile one. I had to call to a few T-Mo retail locations before I found one that wasn't sold out; grabbed that store's last day one stock. :cool:
     
  8. cmjars macrumors 6502

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    I was at the Sherman Oaks Store last night and the same thing.
     
  9. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    How many iPad Air / ton :D ?

    I would get an iPad Air before a mini 2.
     
  10. shadow puppet macrumors 6502

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    Thank gawd we went to the neighborhood stores we mentioned. I heard The Grove was stark raving nuts. Plus trying to park there is taking your life in your hands. Fancy a game of chicken anyone? :eek:
     
  11. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I agree the mini is like a toy in comparison.

    My Air screen is even better than my iPad 4. Sharp and crisp! The speed is awesome.
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    I asked at the store I bought mine from in the UK. "The best launch we've had" was the reply. Obviously they're not going to say it was the worst, but that's quite a strong way of putting it!
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I believe it. The Menlo Park Apple store in NJ was busy today with people looking to get iPad airs, and when I went to pick up mine on launch day, the personal pickup people were overwhelmed by the line.

    It's not chaos outside the stores like we've seen for the 5s and previous product launches, but that doesn't mean the sales are bad. It just means that this time there's a lot more supply, and they were handling orders in a way that's more organized.

    The retina iPad mini might be a different story though, if the rumors about low screen yields and poor supply end up turning out to be true.
     
  14. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    No. My screen is fine so I had no reason to ask.
     
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    There. I fixed it for you.
     
  16. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    What's interesting is I went there on launch day around 9:30AM and the store was basically dead. Was in and out in 15-20 minutes. I guess people knew supply wouldn't be an issue so didn't feel the need to get there early on launch day.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Why would anybody ever choose the mini over the Air?
     
  18. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Because it's smaller and lighter with the same processor and resolution? :confused:
     
  19. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's true that they are selling a lot, but also remember, they are trained on exactly what to say. It's like they're fed a script.
     
  20. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    the target and best buy near my house sell out often then get more in stock the next day. apple store always have them.
     
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    True but it's larger than an iPhone or iPod touch. Infact following your logic how come apple dong just sell the iPod Nano?
     
  22. miscrap macrumors newbie

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    and greater PPI and $100 cheaper.
     
  23. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent! Mine is dandy as well, but some on this forum have reported otherwise. Not a scientific sampling either way. ;)
     
  24. markintosh macrumors member

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    Well....

    I just got the Air last week and my wife still wants a Retina Mini. Quite honestly, she wants it because it will fit in her purse easier than an Air.
     
  25. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Ummmm, because there is a thing as too small? :confused:

    They've sold millions of minis. The existence and success of the mini is beyond doubt.
     

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