When Will Demo IPADS be in the Apple Stores?

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  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Like to have a look play with one for a bit...
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    QFT.

    The Apple Store employees haven't been told when the demos will be coming in.
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    You can at least turn to past history - have MBPs or other Macs been available to try prior to release to the public?What about iPhones? I'd imagine they'd have the demo iPads in store, once they start selling.

    So you'd likely see rumors with pictures of store refurbs coming prior to release

    So likely US: End of March.
    They don't need to wait for the 3G ones to be released to have demo versions of the wifi only iPads in store as by April one version of iPad will already be selling.

    As for other countries - i'd imagine once they are officially selling them, then you'll see them. Can anyone think of an Apple product that is launched in the US, that has yet released in other countries, but where those other countries' Apple stores had demo versions? That's another indicator.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No way will there be demos before it goes on sale.
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm guessing demos will be in store the day the stores start selling them
     
  8. bobob macrumors 68030

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    The Macbook Air demo's came in about a week after they went on sale.
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    This. Don't expect them beforehand, on the day of release they'll be in stores.
     
  10. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    I'd have thought not until they're released. And in some cases I'd imaging not until after.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    If history is any guide, there will be "floating" demos; i.e., in the hands of employees, not tethered to the table, on the day they go on sale. A full table of demos will be available next day.

    I'm assuming Apple will do the typical Friday 6pm launch, close all stores a 4pm deal. However, if Apple puts them on sale at regular store opening, then maybe employees will have set up a demo table the night before.

    What is guaranteed is that Apple will not have demo units available until it actually is available for sale.
     
  12. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    If lucky, someone at each store will have printed out the cardboard pattern you can fold and paste to look like an iPad. Cut the screen window open, add 1.5 lbs of a paperback book inside and the experience will be 99% real. ;)
     
  13. PrinceDraven macrumors regular

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    Dunno

    My local store said they expect to have them around a week before launch.

    But no idea whether he had any facts to back it up or if he was just guessing.
     
  14. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    The reason for that was bad weather conditions in China and shipping was unavoidably delayed so that for a while the stores only had a few for demo; that wasn't the original plan, though. Usually they have the new product available for purchase on the day they first display it.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, although I wish they would be available sooner.
     

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