iPad When is new iPad available in stores Friday?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm seeing two dates Thursday and Fri so which is it? Also do you guys think they'll be in short supply like the iPhone 6 plus?
  2. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Apple didnt say anything about iPads other than pre orders.
  3. darkfiber macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH USA
    They didn't give a specific in store date at the event.

    I would be surprised if the iPad's are anywhere near in short supply as the iPhone 6 was and they really haven't been that hard to get over the past few years. I just went to Apple.com (2 hours and 40 minutes since they started selling the iPad Air 2) and (in the US at least) the shipping time is still 2 to 4 days for all the Wi-Fi only models and the WiFi+Cellular models ship in 2 to 4 days except for the 64GB and 128GB Space Gray WiFi+Cellular which ships in 4 to 6 days.
  4. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I wonder why no release date for in-store, kind of dumb.
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Agreed. There is no reason why they haven't announced an official Launch Day for them. I personally would rather buy in store rather than wait until 6PM or later when UPS decides to deliver my package.
  6. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    Remember that one year, when Apple released the iPads in store at 5PM local time? I think it was the iPad 2 model.
  7. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
  8. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    they also didn't announce what time of day the pre-orders would begin, leading a bunch of people (myself included) to stay up til 3am EST for nothing. then the store went down for the longest I've see it go down...several hours.

    not sure what's going on with Apple this time around.
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    They are just using old and tired tricks to create anticipation and speculation and interest.

    And we are falling for it, line, hook and sinker.
  10. randymac88 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    I actually think its the opposite. I think apple is getting out of the "long lines" game due to the potential for negative press associated with all these units, iPhones in particular, being purchased on launch day and shipped off to China and sold on the black/grey market.

    You come to New York on iPhone launch day, you look at the lines, it's very clear there's something going on. People that truly want a device on launch day will preorder.
  11. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    I guess everybody is too lazy to call an Apple store?

    (i know I am). :eek:

    For all I know they probably have them now.
  12. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I wanna know when I can buy one in store, too. Well, at least see one
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I think that is exactly what is going on. Lines were fun for a time when it was just fans in line and a minimal amount of scalpers. Now its just gotten out of hand with the scalping. If anyone should kill the Apple lines it should be Apple. No one can try to gage lack of interest based on lines because no one is in line anymore. Its been known for several days now that thursday is the day of release in stores.
  14. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    When is new iPad available in stores Friday?

    I pre-ordered on Friday but went to my local Apple Store on Friday for something else and asked when they would get the Air 2 cases in. The chap said on launch day. I asked when in-store launch day was. He paused and said "that's a very good point, we haven't actually been told."
  15. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom

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