Will the iPad Mini be able to meet demand? Vol. Tickle Me Elmo Part Deux

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iSingandiDance, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    This will be THE must have item this holiday season even at $300 MSRP. Moms and dads and aunts and uncles will fight tooth and nail just to make their children or nieces and nephews happy. Even at a purported 10 million units in production Apple will struggle to meet demand. Kinda like the Tickle Me Elmo fiasco. People were lining up early and leaving disappointed. Resulting to Busch league tactics and even fistfights.

    I would like to think Apple's vehicle is a little bit better than the various toy and department stores but...tis the season.
     
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Time will tell - there is considerably more competition than this time last year. Families already in the Apple ecosystem may buy; existing Android phone users may not see enough benefit vs. the Android tablet market.
     
  3. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Queue headline:

    "Woman sells 4th child for 3 mini iPad's"
     
  4. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, now that we know the specs and the price point, what say you?
     
  5. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    I say MAYBE not...because it seems more easier to carry...but then I'm spending big hard earned cash to get very limited spec with no retina.
     
  6. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure OP meant for gifts. I will be buying one as a gift item.
     
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Yep I'm buying one as a gift I'll be staying up tomorrow night to preorder
     
  8. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    yeah..gift or no gift...the question is ...is it worth it?
     
  9. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    It'll be worth it when I see the face on the person I'm gifting it to. She has a kindle fire now but isn't happy with the interface but likes the size. Mini will be perfect.

    Worth it for me. It will fit into my lab coat pocket. The current one can't.
     
  10. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Of course there will be. Tim Cook is the supply chain genius right?

    It's the holiday season and there is NO way they are going to get caught shorthanded.

    Now they are going to play the standard 'release day' dance they do for every product.

    A) leak a few weeks before there are supply chain issues (check)
    B) limit the initial preorders available so they will sell out the first day...further pushing people to panic and 'line up at stores' for release day
    C) ease the bottle neck by week 4-6 weeks in so that there is plenty of supply.

    Amazingly C will happen right around the beginning of December.....
     
  11. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You forgot:

    D) Tons of people sucking up supply around when C rolls around for gifts.
     
  12. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    i'll give ya that..true...current is big.
     

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