SEETHING after going to the iPad 2 Order Tracker

Discussion in 'iPad' started by distemp, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. distemp macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    MANY people who ordered after me are either prepared for shipment, shipped, or they're using their iPad right now. Apple is losing a big fan FAST with this circus.
  2. Krandor macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2010
    Are the ones who have already shipped different models then yours?
  3. distemp thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    Some yes, some no.

    That's part of the problem anyway: there are SEVENTEEN other models besides the one I ordered that Apple has to manufacture and send out. I feel like this company has never had a product launch before because it's been handled so badly.
  4. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
    they should of did one color first, and wait a month for the white
  5. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    That's what happens when a company under estimates the demand and adds another dimension at the start, i.e. adding white at launch. 18 models at the start and attempt to manufacture them to meet all of the unique requests of the customers AT LAUNCH + go through a huge disaster with a country that is a supplier to that launch to go smoothly = unforesceen results and huge mishaps.

    Apple would have never done this on purpose. Look at all of their other launches in contrast to this one and you'll see a lot of similarities as well as seemingly mynute changes that can honestly derail a smooth operation.

    Another strong possibility may be that they wanted to launch before their competitors to keep the edge on the market. That may have played a major delay as the suppliers of the parts may have been very much unprepared for such volume production.

    The customer base has learned a valuable lesson as well as Apple. lol .. I'm pretty sure they won't do this again!!

    This is just my view of it though...what do I know??
  6. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    I can understand a sigh, or wishing that it would ship sooner. But SEETHING? Not even "seething" - "SEETHING" in all caps.

    Seriously, chill out. It's just an iPad. You aren't waiting on life-saving prescription meds or HIV test results.
  7. Synthion macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    Do you understand HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT AN iPAD 2?!?!??!?!!

    I surprised they haven't run out and their website crashed. What if LG handled this? Samsung? Yeah, didn't think so.

    Yeah, they could have done more, they did underestimate, but be thankful that they were THIS efficient.
  8. mgchan macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I don't think they underestimated demand. I think they knew they couldn't fulfill demand but released it anyway, either to generate long lines, beat other tablets to market, and/or to fit their desired product cycle (e.g. move it away from the new iPhone launch).

    Announcing a product just a week before release just doesn't feel like Apple. Maybe they over-reacted to the perceived lack of demand for the Verizon iPhone. Typically they would take some pre-orders or something. Doesn't make sense to give retail stores only a few hours between receiving the product and launch time.

    A typical launch would have been to take pre-orders online for a week, then release either today or next week. This way they know what models are popular, can crank up production for those during the week, etc.
  9. ravenas macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    That would have been logical and orderly. And incredibly boring nor newsworthy.

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