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New iPads Begin Showing Up in Third-Party Retailers' Stockrooms Ahead of Friday's Launch

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With just two days to go until the launch of the new iPad, third-party retailer partners are apparently beginning to receive their stocks of the device. Engadget shares a photo of what is claimed to be several boxes of the new iPad that have arrived at a Best Buy location in the United States.


Meanwhile, another report claims that at least one PC World location in the United Kingdom has received its shipment, with the boxes "stacked up ready to go". For those looking forward to an in-store purchase on launch day in the UK, Pocket-lint claims that PC World may be a solid option with rumors that at least some of the chain's locations will be opening ahead of Apple's official 8:00 AM launch time.

Update: We're also hearing of iPad shipments arriving at John Lewis in the UK and at Target in the United States.

Article Link: New iPads Begin Showing Up in Third-Party Retailers' Stockrooms Ahead of Friday's Launch
 

Timoke6

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Mordor.
We have to wait until the 23th in The Netherlands:(
but I'm excited for the first unboxings and reviews!
 
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sza

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iPad 4

Prediction for iPad 4

1. Quad Core CPU with Quad Core Graphics.
2. FaceTime Camera. Improved 8 Megapixel of the back camera.
3. No 16GB version. Starting with 32GB version.
4. Add flash besides the back camera.
5. Add Siri.

iPad 3 is the same benchmark as iPad 2. So, just wait for iPad 4. It is not worth to upgrade.
Actually, upgrade means buy a new one...
 
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HelveticaNeue

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Prediction for iPad 4

1. Quad Core CPU with Quad Core Graphics.
2. FaceTime Camera. Improved 800 Megapixel of the back camera.
3. No 16GB version. Starting with 32GB version.
4. Add flash besides the back camera.
5. Add Siri.

800MP rear camera ... that's some upgrade.
 
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shaunp

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News?

Why is this 'news'? We know Apple will be releasing the new iPad on Friday, they said so. So why are we surprised that units start turning up a couple of days before the release date so Apple can fulfil it's promise? Apple believe or not don't have a bunch of Elves that magically deliver everything globally at the same time.

Sorry, I just think this is a completely lame story. How about some proper rumours like what's happening with the Mac product line, or report on the dwindling number of 'pro' products coming from Apple - i.e. you have lots of Apple desktops in your organisation, what is Apple's offering for the bit in the middle? Servers and so on?
 
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BKF

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Why is this 'news'? We know Apple will be releasing the new iPad on Friday, they said so. So why are we surprised that units start turning up a couple of days before the release date so Apple can fulfil it's promise? Apple believe or not don't have a bunch of Elves that magically deliver everything globally at the same time.

Sorry, I just think this is a completely lame story. How about some proper rumours like what's happening with the Mac product line, or report on the dwindling number of 'pro' products coming from Apple - i.e. you have lots of Apple desktops in your organisation, what is Apple's offering for the bit in the middle? Servers and so on?

It's not news, no, but many of the readers here enjoy the theater and process of a new product launch, and this is a small part of it. If it's not to your taste, skip it.
 
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69650

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Prediction for iPad 4

1. Quad Core CPU with Quad Core Graphics.
2. FaceTime Camera. Improved 800 Megapixel of the back camera.
3. No 16GB version. Starting with 32GB version.
4. Add flash besides the back camera.
5. Add Siri.

iPad 3 is the same benchmark as iPad 2. So, just wait for iPad 4. It is not worth to upgrade.
Actually, upgrade means buy a new one...

Doesn't look like you're too popular today lol.

My 64GB iPad 2 is full and I'm not sure I really want to shell out another £659 for another 64GB iPad 3 although I imagine the screen is amazing. I was really hoping the iPad 3 would have a 128GB version. I think I might just pass on this one to.
 
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darkslide29

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Prediction for iPad 4

1. Quad Core CPU with Quad Core Graphics.
2. FaceTime Camera. Improved 800 Megapixel of the back camera.
3. No 16GB version. Starting with 32GB version.
4. Add flash besides the back camera.
5. Add Siri.

iPad 3 is the same benchmark as iPad 2. So, just wait for iPad 4. It is not worth to upgrade.
Actually, upgrade means buy a new one...

First people didn't want to upgrade the iPad 1 to 2 because it didn't have retina. Now people don't care about retina, but won't upgrade unless its a quad core?

I realize you are saying going from iPad 2 to the new one, but still... if it isn't one thing it's another.
 
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cronked

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Okay, mine is still in Hong Kong (has been since the 10th) but says it is on time and will be delivered on the 16th (Portland, Oregon). I have talked to others who say theirs is in Kentucky. Is it possible to get from Hong Kong to Portland in two days considering there will be other stops? I called Apple and they said it should get here on time. I will be surprised if it does.
 
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dexx0008

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Okay, mine is still in Hong Kong (has been since the 10th) but says it is on time and will be delivered on the 16th (Portland, Oregon). I have talked to others who say theirs is in Kentucky. Is it possible to get from Hong Kong to Portland in two days considering there will be other stops? I called Apple and they said it should get here on time. I will be surprised if it does.

it'll be fine. i had a titanium powerbook arrive from japan to MN in ~16 hours after ordering and that was quite a few years ago. I was completely shocked when it arrived. You'll be fine.
 
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jaison13

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Okay, mine is still in Hong Kong (has been since the 10th) but says it is on time and will be delivered on the 16th (Portland, Oregon). I have talked to others who say theirs is in Kentucky. Is it possible to get from Hong Kong to Portland in two days considering there will be other stops? I called Apple and they said it should get here on time. I will be surprised if it does.

my just departed hong kong. those planes will land in all the major hubs then go to the different city hubs. they will be on time. you forget those ups posts are in china time. so i think they kinda left earlier than what you think. isn't china a day ahead??
 
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jaison13

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this is silly but i always like to look and see join dates. i'm usually the oldest member on these posts, other than macrumors bot.

how can anyone look at the new iPad and think this is not a major upgrade?? the first guy thinks this is a waste of a buy because it's the same speed CPU. but it quadrupled the pixels on the screen. gave it a quad core gpu, doubled the ram. went from a 1mp camera to a 5mp camera with pumped up optics.
in all reality, with the apps on the iPad did the cpu even need to be bumped up?? it's not like your rendering 1080p 3d animation on it!!
 
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