When will Apple Pre-Order be SOLD OUT?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Buildbright, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
    When do you think Apple will sellout of Pre-Orders? I am shocked they have not sold out. Anyone else shocked? Is it possible Apple has so many it will not sell out even in stores.
  2. Rebel Hedgehog macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
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    It will be sold out today for pre-order. For that I'm sure
  3. bursthead macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    maybe they are trying to mislead the scalpers by appearing like they fully prepared enough stock this time around. And we will get an email within a few days updating us that they actually are delaying shipments of preorders that occurred an hour after the preorders went online..
  4. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Will they tell us that they're "sold out" or just keep taking preorders?
    I mean, technically you're still preordering it even if you don't get it on March 16.
  5. Buildbright thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
    Usually when you have a hot product you have some limited availability even if you have plenty of stock. It allows you to extend your demand and interest in the product.

    Also you limit your exposure if you have a intial defect which can hurt bad if there are recalls.

    I do think this is the ipad we will have for two years. The next iPad will be a minor update but I will still buy one...lol
  6. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
    Contrary I think the next iPad will be a redesign
  7. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    Looks like Apple built up some extra stock for the initial launch this time. Judging by the load on their servers, there was still very high demand.

    At least a couple of people have posted in the other thread their order is shipping on 19 March. So at least a couple of models have sold out already.
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    No, the shipping date will start to slide later, like it already has with the AppleTV.
  9. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Apparently someone in the preorder thread said that theirs isn't shipping out until March 19 so it's already begun.
  10. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Mine was the 16th, now 16th-19th

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  11. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    Seems like the White 16gb Wi-fi + LTE is sold out and will ship the following week.
  12. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
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    The AT&T 16gb and 64gb models in white are sold out now. Only 32 gig left with AT&T in white. All other black, wifi, and Verizon's are still in stock. For now.
  13. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    It looks like the white models are staring to run low. The 4G AT&T models that is. The 16gb and 64gb slipped to march 19th
  14. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Hmm I believe they stocked up more on inventory.

    This is more of a reason to upgrade than the iPad 2s
  15. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    That's because you have Apple TV on the same order, and everything ships together, so it will hold up the whole order. You could cancel the Apple TV and re-order it separately.
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Even this am is STILL says shipping to receive on the 16th
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It's not all that shocking given that Apple announced a multi-country launch on the 16th. That is a first for the iPad. So clearly Apple has been cranking these out for a while to build up that much inventory. We are looking at combined 8-10m units being pre-sold this week and sold on launch day weekend. Pretty astounding.

    As some have noted certain white models are "sold out" for launch-day delivery. I suspect the news of the new model is just starting to filter down to non-techs and that by the weekend preordering for all models will have ended.
  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Yep, you can bet that Apple knew they could sell all the could ever make and then some.

    Over all I thought that this release and ordering was improved in comparison to other releases. It took me a multiple tries but I got my order to go through.

    I say Apple did a good job!

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