iPad mini Why isn't the iPad mini sold out yet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by x-evil-x, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    i understand it was a silent release and not many people know about it. But i still would of thought they would be sold out after the news today from multiple places. Where the constraints they where talking about wrong?
  2. leo8877 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    People are upset about washed out screens and aren't buying them.
  3. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    What is a washed out screen???
  4. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    The average person doesn't nit pick.
  5. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
  6. thelead macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2010
    When colors are less vibrant. In this case, it seems that the screen is washed out because of a lower color gamut than the air.
  7. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Why do people whine about lack of stock on release and then whine about there being too much stock the next?
  8. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Because most of the world is connected to Apple news via MacRumors, which has been down. :D
  9. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    that's america for u
  10. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    because i bought an extra one for resale for christmas...

    double thinking it now.

    And please nobody tell me how it isn't moral blah blah blah...
  11. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    Silent release + Apple building up enough stock to feel comfortable launching the device = Availability.

    I'm sure supplies will dwindle fairly quickly as word spreads. The rMini seems to be a highly anticipated device that a lot of people don't even realize is on sale yet.
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    I agree, what a bad timing for the site to go belly up.
  13. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    lmao, gl on that. hope u enjoy that few $$ u be making
  14. bwsteg macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Queens NY
    I sincerely wished apple denied returns to all these kids purchasing to resell.
  15. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2007
    Yea, the whole silent launch off a rumor (that actually turned out to be true) combined with MR being down was hilariously bad timing. I was refreshing Twitter feeds to try and determine what was going on.
  16. sleepyking macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Some people need the money and/or it can't hurt to capitalize on the impatient bunch who must have the latest sooner than later.
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    A lot of it is the silent release and lack of any meaningful publicity. Also keep in mind that most models are backed up to 5-10 days so it wouldn't be too wild to think people are just holding fire for Black Friday.

    But mostly, it's still an iPad and other than the iPad 2 I don't recall big sellouts. Even the base Air is down to $459 at Microcenter now, and also on BF at other stores. (Apple has still yet to announce iPad Air sales for the first weekend which says a lot about the general publics fervor to have the newest iPads ASAP). The big question is what happens to inventory after BF... does it dry up then or readily available. That's when we'll really know.
  18. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Apple was never going to announce iPad Air only sales. If we get anything from them it will be Air + mini. But my guess is we get nothing until the next quarterly earnings call.
  19. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    iPads rarely have a mad rush, and the silent early release would damp that down even further. What does seem to commonly happen is that demand slowly curves upwards for a while. The same thing happened with the Air. On release day I was able to walk in and have my pick of any model I wanted. This week local stores selection is near zero and there isn't a cellular model to be found.
  20. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I'll bet you if Apple had sold out if every single iPad launch weekend they would have issued a press release regarding sales so please don't say Apple was never going to announce. If it benefitted Apple they'd have said something. But from the already price slashing sales are probably on the average side right now, somewhere between OK & meh.
  21. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Because all the hype with Ipad mini are only in this forum.

    NOT the world.
  22. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    Demand ramps up.

    Like someone else said, stock was mostly plentiful on release days at Apple Stores. Now, with all the good press about the Air, everyone is buying and Apple's website is showing 5-7 days for the Air where it was recently "Ships in 24 hours."
  23. YodasMaster macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2012
    When you think about the taxes and fees involved if going the eBay route, it doesn't make much sense. No one is going to pay several hundred dollars over retail (where you'd need to be to make a decent profit) when they could just buy an Air with a bigger screen and more memory for probably cheaper.
  24. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    So you were trying to scalp, thinking the stock would run out and now you're panicking because it's a little more evident that stocks are holding.

    I won't tell you it's immoral. But you did get what you deserved. :)
  25. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    How many people do you know that monitor boards like this?

    And, how many people might just be the target market for the mini?

    And, how many are not even looking at ipads/tablets this week anyway and are waiting for Black Friday or later?

    Common sense they would not be sold out. Then again, maybe they are closer to sold out than we know?

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