iPad Will there be a long line for new iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Gincoma, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    I never bought a iPad or ever waited in line for anything I always ordered on the line (from the movie, The Internship) or waited for the buzz to die down. This time is different my fiance birthday is the 16th of October which I doubt it will be out by then but Im hoping I can just walk into a Apple Store when its released in Salt Lake City and get one without camping out. You guys think thatll happen or will there be a line like the iPhones? Thanks in adavnce
     
  2. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, unless Apple dramatically drops the price and that ain't going to happen.
     
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    iPad's generally do not garner the enthusiasm that the iPhone does, and thus the lines aren't nearly as long, if there is a line at all.
     
  4. Gincoma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully not thanks guys makes me feel better
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure there will be a line on launch day morning, but other than that by the afternoon I'm sure you can walk in and buy one and leave :).
     
  6. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Of course not. Enthusiasm for Apple's overpriced, under-featured tablets is dying.
     
  7. Gincoma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im hoping for 2 gb of ram...if so there may be a line
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think people are still excited about the iPad, it's just people are less likely to upgrade due to price..
     
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    In Los Angeles, it was almost impossible to find a 128 or 64 GB Air or retina Mini on launch day or for the first few weeks. Not sure about the 16 and 32 GB models, I wasn't looking for those.
     
  11. nexus4life macrumors regular

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    The trick is to sell your iPad a few weeks before the expected unveiling of the new ones. Often times this will net you at least 75% of the cost of the new one. Wait any longer and it obviously goes down.
     
  12. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    The overseas resale market for iPads is much smaller than for iPhones, so I wouldn't expect any major lineups.
     
  13. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    As everyone else stated, it's not nearly as bad for iPads as it is for iPhones. My local store had plenty and I was able to get it by afternoon. However, if you plan to get the Gold, it'd be best to order online. Ofcourse, Apple will 'underestimate' demand and it will take weeks before they get the Gold, as usual :rolleyes:
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Can you elaborate more on this? I noticed the reason iPhone releases are crazy is because of overseas Scalpers. People don't want iPads over seas?
     
  15. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    I remember using a website to check availability and even on Sunday, there were still some 128GB Airs in stock. Granted, I was looking at LTE and not wifi versions.
     
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    Lined up last year in UK. Got to line at about 6:15am and there were about 80 people already lined up. Walked away with iPad Air 16GB Cellular in the colour I wanted (also they had iPhone 5S in stock so picked up one of those!) and a smart case.
     
  17. zip macrumors member

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    Hmmm... I was looking for cellular, I don't think I checked for wifi only.
     
  18. Gincoma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im assuming wifi models are more readily avalible then LTE/wifi models?...Im going for wifi only, I appreciate the help.
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think Apple makes more WiFi models but then again there are more people buying WiFi models.
     
  20. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    Unless there's a major redesign or significant price drop I would doubt it.
     
  21. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    I may have missed something but apart from vague rumours has there been a single concrete piece of evidence of a new ipad in the near future?
     
  22. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    You're correct, there hasn't been any concrete evidence. I think people are just planning around the dates of the previous updates.
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure the evidence and leaks are out there, it's just people don't care lol. The iPad really isn't what it used to be and no where close to the iPhone.
     
  24. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Also iPads last a lot longer than iPhones.

    People like to upgrade there phones every 1-2 years.

    iPads can easily last 3+ years.
     
  25. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. iPads aren't upgraded as often for various reasons..
     

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