When exactly will we be able to 'get our hands on one"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PhillStew, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. PhillStew macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2005
    As Jobs said in his keynote, to really understand this device, you need to get your hands on one...I'm just wondering when I will be able to go into an Apple retail store and play with one of these things, now I'm not talking about the actual release date here people, so keep the flaming to a min.

    Obviously, I can't speak for anyone else, but before I am 110% sold on me 'having to have an iPad' I'm going to want to put it through its paces in an Apple store.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Apple has this wonderful page with information made: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

    By the end of March it is ready for shipping, which could also mean, that it will be in Stores, but there is no official information, only irritated conclusions.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If iPhone launch history is any indicator, the day after it first goes on sale. If that holds, Apple will close the stores @5pm and then re-open @ 6pm to sell the iPad. This will be a simple plunk down your $, get your iPad, "in and out" proposition. When the store closes they will set up a demo table and when it opens the next day you can try it out.

    Of course there are no hard details yet so anything you read/hear is pure speculation.
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    On the iPhone 3G launch day the demo units were on display when the store opened at 8:00am.
  5. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    Still hoping for the chance to preorder it. Does Apple usually do preorders for new products like this?
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    3G, but not original. I'm comparing to the original iPhone since the iPad is a new product, not a speed bump, "large iPhone" comparisons excepted. I'm guessing since Apple sees the iPad as "revolutionary" they'll treat it as such and close the store for maximum hype value. I don't think there will be iPhone like lines & campouts, but there will be decent lines.

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