1. condor3's Avatar
    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 04:40 PM
  2. Rudolphe's Avatar
    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 04:56 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    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...
    03-15-2011 04:57 PM
  4. lawls's Avatar
    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...
    waits for the US are 4-5 weeks, wouldnt international orders have the same starting waits as the US did? 3-5 days then longer as they run out?
    we already have to wait 2 weeks..
    03-15-2011 05:12 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    waits for the US are 4-5 weeks, wouldnt international orders have the same starting waits as the US did? 3-5 days then longer as they run out?
    we already have to wait 2 weeks..
    It's Apple... so who really knows... could be as you say... or could be that the overall wait period is now 4-5 weeks, so that would apply across the globe... no one knows for sure...
    03-15-2011 05:17 PM
  6. Cahow's Avatar
    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?
    Last edited by Cahow; 03-15-2011 at 07:44 PM.
    03-15-2011 06:26 PM
  7. condor3's Avatar
    Thanks all. Very useful - if slightly depressing - info. I'm really not so desperate that I have to stand in line from 3:30am, so I'm going to have to psyche myself up for potential long wait. Appreciate the help.
    03-15-2011 06:43 PM
  8. Cahow's Avatar
    I guess it boils down to Need vs. Want, richgb. Good luck on your thought process and search for one, if that's how you decide to go.
    03-15-2011 07:45 PM
  9. evorc's Avatar
    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...
    Hank what store in Phoenix!? I need a wifi 32gb black.
    03-15-2011 11:04 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hank what store in Phoenix!? I need a wifi 32gb black.
    MacMedia... there's one in Scottsdale and one at Arrowhead (83rd Ave south of Bell)... Just had a twitter conversation with him today... they have wifi only, but didn't ask about memory size...
    03-15-2011 11:42 PM
  11. evorc's Avatar
    MacMedia... there's one in Scottsdale and one at Arrowhead (83rd Ave south of Bell)... Just had a twitter conversation with him today... they have wifi only, but didn't ask about memory size...
    thanks man will call them tomorrow donu know the manager? Put one on hold for me hehe
    03-16-2011 12:35 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    thanks man will call them tomorrow donu know the manager? Put one on hold for me hehe
    Sorry, I don't know him personally.. just follow the "store" on twitter.
    03-16-2011 09:57 AM
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