Realistically, how long to get an iPad 2?
Here in the UK we are about to go through what the US did nearly a week ago, namely the launch of the iPad 2. If indications are anything to go by, it'll sell out on day one and my chances of getting one will probably be less than zero. So, my question is, in your experience, how long does it take for stores to get new shipments in? Days? Weeks? What happened when the first iPad was launched? Such information will help me prepare for a long wait - or not - until I get my hands on a piece of wonderfulness.
- 03-15-2011, 03:56 PM #2
If you want to get it, get to the apple store EARLY. I got there at 330 PM and there were well over 100 people ahead of me already. Some models were sold out before i even got in the store. I wanted to black 16gb wifi's ended up with one black and one white (which my wife didn't even want, so now i will have to sell/return it)
- 03-15-2011, 03:57 PM #3
It depends... some stores here in Phoenix still have select models - very few 3G iPads to be had, but I know at least one store which STILL has wifi only models in stock... they are selling them, and it's an out-of-the-way store, but they can be had...
To get a specific model, your best bet is to order through Apple or a major retailer and wait... current waits are 4-5 weeks...
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Personally, if this was VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU, I'd get in line very early or pay someone to stand in line, so you could get what you wanted. Why? I don't know the backstock that Apple has on chips and processors but according to the N.Y. Times yesterday, microchips had a 27% rise in price, because of the Japanese Earthquake and the Tech Suppliers that were destroyed or shut down. Toshiba makes Apple components and they shut down all three of their plants. Again, I'm sure that Apple must have some sort of stock pile but once that runs out, who knows HOW long it will be before the Japanese plants are up and running again?
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