April 30th iPad 3G Question - When To Line Up?
Alright - so now that the date for the Apple Store release of the iPad 3G + WiFi is set. I have a question for you fine Americans.
I'll be in Seattle from the 27th to May 3rd and I really want to pick one up.
Being Canadian, I'm just not sure what time would be a safe bet to arrive on the 30th?
I realize no one knows for sure about stock and demand for the 3G - but if anyone has any thoughts, it would be much appreciated.
- 04-21-2010, 02:32 AM #2
- 04-21-2010, 10:16 AM #4
For what it's worth, and it will certainly depend on location and likely a host of other factors, but on April 3rd when the Wi-Fi iPad launched, I called the local Apple Store in the mid-afternoon to just satisfy my curiosity and see if there were any iPads left and, if so, what memory configurations might still be in stock. To my surprise, the salesperson told me there were plenty of everything still available and that the line consisted of only about 7-8 people. I don't know what the demand or supply will be like for the 3G version -- perhaps it will be stronger now that the product has been out in the real world for the past few weeks -- but it's possible that drastic measures won't need to be taken.
- 04-21-2010, 11:08 AM #5
I wouldn't stay overnight either, but I did see lots of stuff in the media about how people did sleep out overnight for the WiFi release. I'm just assuming that they'll do it again.
I am expecting the 3G release to be bigger because everyone I know is waiting for the 3G. I could be wrong tho.
- 04-21-2010, 11:19 AM #6
I doubt people will stay overnight. The wifi launch was at 9a and it was also the first iPad launch ever. I don't expect the hype for the 3G launch to be nearly as high. Honestly, if it was me, I'd probably get there no earlier than an hour before launch. But I could totally be wrong.
- 04-21-2010, 11:38 AM #7
One thing I've noticed about Apple and their launch of new devices, be it iPhone or iPad -- they seem to have an endless supply at their store on a launch day. It seems like it's the next day or a few days after launch that supplies get scarce. I think getting to the store and hour before opening is adequate and possibly unnecessary.
- 04-21-2010, 11:41 AM #8
Mine is preorderd and I will be getting it on the 30th. After I get it, I may head over to the local Apple store to see if anyone is waiting in line. But then, April 30th is Derby Eve here in Louisville so I may have better things to do like grilling some steaks and having a few ice cold Sam Adams!
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