What a fantastic product launch

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rhsauer, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. rhsauer macrumors newbie

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    I just wanted to say that I can't remember a product launch that was handled as well as this one - beginning to end. I think Apple deserves all the success they're obviously having.
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    The only issues with this launch are apparently with ATT, but hey that's normal for them.
     
  3. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    Best buy here in TX had their act together. Handed out vouchers. I was out by 5:10. Smooth.
     
  4. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    Apple always has their act together. soooooo many companies in America could learn how to PROPERLY run their businesses like Apple does.
     
  5. advan031 macrumors 6502

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    Aside from me waiting in line for 30 minutes I was in and out of the store in less than 5 minutes:D
     
  6. JayDH macrumors 6502

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    I waited in line for both iPad launches and they were both very well organized and executed. I haven't heard of many problems with the 3G service during today's launch, but the number of iPads sold and activated on AT&T today is much smaller than an iPhone launch.
     
  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I think some of them have started to pay attention.
     
  8. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    well it might have been better if they had more supply
     
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Having participated on April 3rd at the Apple store and then again today, I wholly agree! Things went very smoothly both times. It definitely made a difference that people were able to preorder and also for the April 3rd launch reserve an iPad for in-store pickup that day, with controlled time period and separate lines. It also helped things to move smoothly when Apple did the necessary iTunes update a couple of days in advance, too. I think they learned their lessons with the various iPhone launches...NOT a good thing to launch a new product which needs to be activated AND a whole new service (MobileMe) at the same time!

    Looking at this, I see that presenting the iPad in two separate launches also undoubtedly put much less of a strain on people and servers than if all the models had been available on April 3rd. (Not to mention the other potential advantage for Apple: people purchasing the WiFi version and then deciding they wanted the 3G version instead or in addition ....)
     

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