Whats up with lack of At&T Units at Apple Stores?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by IpadMania, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. IpadMania macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    Going on a week since any AT&T units hit either apple store in my area.
  2. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
  3. IpadMania thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    toysrus got a bunch of wi-fi only
  4. fsshariq macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    In a Jar
    Most people who want the 3G iPad opt for the AT&T version since it can be used worldwide. You also have to consider that Apple also has to send a bunch of em to the AT&T stores since those are the only ones AT&T stores carry (the ones near my job at least).
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
  6. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    The US is the only market for the CDMA iPad.

    The rest of the world have just the GSM 3G Model, meaning these will be in much higher demand.

    I would expect Apple would be focusing GSM models in areas outside of the US because in these areas it is the only choice for 3G, and the £100 extra for the 3G model is where Apple makes their money.
  7. gregm123456 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    I ordered my white 16 AT&T one month ago today. It finally moved to "Prepared for Shipment" just over three days ago, but has been stuck there since. No charge on my credit card yet.

    Meanwhile, wifi-only orders a week after mine have already been delivered, grrrr........
  8. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    exactly, the us is one of ~7 countries to use CDMA, where as several hundred countries use GSM (Basically every country on the globe)
  9. gregm123456 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Checking http://www.ipad2locator.com/ shows wifi & Verizon models available at Targets all over the place -- at least where I spot-checked: Dallas, San Francisco, NYC, Denver -- but I got NO AT&T availability.

    So it looks like demand is leveling off for wifi & Verizon, with a backlog of AT&T.
  10. kfscoll macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2009
    I noticed the exact same thing. Hmmm.
  11. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    The 4 Targets closest to me are all showing Verizon model availability of some form. No wifi or GSM models though.

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