So when will the iPad rush slow down?

gamecube117

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 7, 2012
280
0
I'm not planning to line up and I did not preorder, and I know I probably won't pick one up because of the mad rush, so when do you guys predict the "rush" will stop and I'll finally get my hands on one? Couple of days/weeks? And anyone know when the rush died for the previous iPad 2 and iPhone 4S?

The benefits for me buying it late is that by then, most reviews for the cases will be out and I can finally make a final decision on which one to buy. :D
 

MR1324

macrumors 6502
Nov 22, 2010
489
6
the ipad 2 rush didn't die down for weeks, even months. with the way things are looking, it is safe to assume it will be the same with the ipad 3
 

Chaos123x

macrumors 68000
Jul 8, 2008
1,693
33
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

Go early morning the day after launch. Be there before they open. You will get a iPad and not have to wait in line. Might not have all models but you will get one promise. You just have to be there when the doors open.


But after that it will be about 3 weeks to 2 months for things to settle.
 

gamecube117

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 7, 2012
280
0
I could believe a month but more than that? That's crazy. I'm from Toronto, and I don't think I've ever seen it that crazy here before. I'll give it 2-3 weeks. :D
 

GrindedDown

macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2009
602
155
Las Vegas
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

The iPhone 4s was a different type of launch and thus the market recovered quickly (minor component upgrades meant higher production volume).

However, apple seems to really be pushing the envelope with this new iPad and the 9.7 inch retina display. They have probable been pushing designers and manufacturers to the absolute limits as is to produce decent volume in time for launch. I suspect that it may even be a longer wait than the iPad 2. I suspect it will be at LEAST one month before things even start to settle down. I think 3 months til things have equalized and you can walk in any time, any day. So yeah.......I am going to have to say 3 months on this one for sure.