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Apple iPad launch not your usual sell-out; real time chart shows breakdown of Apple iPad use

0. phoneArena 16 Mar 2012, 22:18 posted on

Checks of a dozen New York Apple Stores by BGR found that none of them had sold out their inventory of Apple iPads by 5:00pm EDT; that is unlike past years when all of the stores would be reporting a sell out before the afternoon...

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posted on 17 Mar 2012, 01:53

18. iDroidx650 (Posts: 79; Member since: 26 May 2010)


Ya I was really surprised. My AT&T store, we only sold 4 iPads. We received about 16. considering they are LTE models, most people buy Wi-Fi only.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 02:47 2

23. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1175; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


I would not buy a Tablet and pay for connection fees when I have a smart phone. I would buy a wifi tablet though. I calculated the price for a tablet plus subscription to a carrier is way more than buying it straight out.....subsidies for tablets are a "BIG" rip off, and smart people recognize this fact.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 03:00 2

27. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Apparently a lot of sheep woke up from a spell recently to explain why 90% of the country wasn't out throwing their money at Apple for no apparent reason

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 05:35 1

34. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It failed because it didn't come from the hands of a saint!

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 06:26 1

36. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


http://www.macworld.com/article/1165918/ipad_arrives_in_stores_and_so_do_the_crowds.html

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 08:49 2

46. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Thats an apple website expect the accuracy of the reports to be about 25%

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:09 1

64. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


the photos say the opposite. And one thing is a Apple website and a website with apple news.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 06:53 2

38. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


WOW!
Is it true?
Have the sheep finally waken up?
I'm going to assume so, and congratulate all Apple fans for becoming intelligent consumers. *sheds a tear*

On a side note, I want to know how many of those people standing in lines were actually planted there to create hype?
Sad enough they sent the friggin co-founder out there to stand in line to hype up the nerds.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 08:38 2

45. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


The UI and UX hasn't changed in 3-4 years. Expecting people to by the same ol same ol with just minor tweaks. I don't expect the scheep nerds and tech media to change any knowing even a little fart from apple they'll sniff the air clean of the stench but those that believe in them are starting to fallow other bells. But it is pathetic though trying to hype up a product by putting out news that the cofounder of Apple is the first standing in line to get the iPad. I just laugh! The worst though is stores paying people to stand inline. That just cracks me up! I swear, no other tech company is that low. Their rival Samsung has more pride.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:25

54. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


@lubba...Aren't you a WP fan/user? Whether you are or not, my point...

Does it matter if the UI has changed or not? The user experience is very key, and it seems to remain very enjoyable for iOS users.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 12:17 1

58. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You're right on the UI experience part. Guess they do enjoy that same ol, same ol. For some though, they like bold change and yet don't have to creat pathetic hype to look good.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 07:06 1

39. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)


Do you have to hold the iPad a certain way to get LTE to work?

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 08:28 1

43. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL, come on now, hehehehehehehe!

Don't make fun of us!

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 09:21 4

47. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Its hilarious how people come on here and call them sheep but in turn say I'm not buying anything until the sgs3 comes out. Isn't that the exact same thing? Don't get mad at someone because they line up for apple products. Its their money, let em do what they want. For the record, Samsung has released about 10 versions of sgs2 within a few months but y'all claim only apple does it. Please tell me the difference in the sgs2, skyrocket, note, and soon to be skyrocket HD I believe. I'll wait!!! Who's really the sheep and I own a note so no bias here.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:00 2

50. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


It's all the sgs2, it just depends on what carrier its on, for instance sprints version is technically the epic touch.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:23 1

53. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


That's my point. Its the same phone over and over. The sgsIII will look just like but the Samsung fans will ooze over a minor upgrade and claim how great Samsung is. As stated I have the note and its pretty bad on lag and web browsing. May be a defect but either way its junk right now. Just saying that people should let people love apple if that's what they want.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 11:58 1

55. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Ok, ill put it this way, they don't re release the same phone over and over, they release the same phone, and CARRIERS chose to name it differently, the reason people dog on Apple is because the iPhone 4s and the original iPhone are almost the same exact phones, with some very minor updates

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:09 2

63. markhsu (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


SGS - Single Core
SGS2 - Dual Core
SGS3 - Quad core?

Not the same phone

iphone - Single Core
3g - Single Core
3gs - Single Core
4 - Single Core
4s - Dual core

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:12 2

66. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Iphone 4 - 2010 - Single-core
Iphone 4s - 2011 - Dual-core

SGS - 2010 - Single-core
SGS2 -2011 - Dual-core

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:17 4

70. markhsu (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


SGS - 4" Screen
SGS2 - 4.3" - 4.52" Screen depending on carrier
SGS3 - 4.65"+?

Not the same phone

iphone - 3.5" screen
3g - 3.5" screen
3gs - 3.5" screen
4 - 3.5" screen
4s - 3.5" screen

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:17

72. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Haha. Great minds.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:17 3

71. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


iPhone - 3.5 inch screen / 3G connection
iPhone 3G - 3.5 inch screen / 3G connection
iPhone 3GS - 3.5 inch screen / 3G connection
iPhone 4 - 3.5 inch screen / 3G connection
iPhone 4S - 3.5 inch screen / 3G connection

Samsung Instinct - 3.7 inch screen / 3G connection
Samsung GS - 4.0 inch screen / 4G connection
Samsung GS2 - 4.5 inch screen / 4G connection

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:21

74. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Edit...

Samsung Moment not Instinct

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:46 3

78. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


I just proved my point. Y'all rushed in here to try and show how different the gs1,2,3 are different they are and it is very minor tweaks. Looks me like y'all are the sheep trying to defend Samsung.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 15:40

86. markhsu (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Yes only in another world are increased mobile data speeds and increased screen sizes and UI overhauls minor tweaks.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 15:57

92. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont know what world you are living in. But the SGS1 and 2 have a 100%+ power increase, double the battery life WITHOUT throwing in a massive battery ALA "new ipad", a big screen increase, a substantial increase in both screen tech and pixel density, more RAM, much more internal memory, camera, thinness, on and on and on.

The SGS3 is rumored to upgrade all those specs and add another 100% power increase if its the quadcore 4212.

The first and ONLY substantial increase for the iphone was going from the 4 to the 4s ONLY because it went from a single core to a dual core... even though they clocked down the chip.

It went from 600mhz, to 660mhz, to 1ghz, then to 800mhz dual core.

the only reason the "new" ipad got a memory increase was to handle the increased bandwith from the new screen.. that absolutely no one can even tell is on there, if you believe all those "tests" flying around.

people dont buy apple products for the latest tech, they buy it for simplicity "aka i dont want options" and status "aka im a sheeple". Thats a good thing though, because apple doesnt deliver the latest tech.. pretty much ever.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 18:09 1

97. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Are...are you stupid? Typical iDiot. Even when presented with hard evidence that disproves their asinine claims, instead of admitting they were wrong they stick their hooves in their ears and bleat their loudest.
"BAAAAAAH!" "BAAAAAAH!" "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 20:45

117. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


@Tre-Nitty - you do realize saying any negative about Android on this site is going to cause all those sheep in Android's clothing to come out & hiss at you reason's why their behavior is not the same as those numerous eye-Sheep.

Every company does minor tweaks to their line of phones. RIM does it, so does Motorola, HTC (absolutely does it), Apple does it & yes so does Sammy. people on this site will deny this reality for any manufacturer (except for Apple) until they are blue in the face even though the proof is there for us all to see.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:34 3

76. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You think the size of the screen is an update? Maybe for some people but ok. Just because it has the same size it's the same phone? And 4G is because it's a battery drainer, apple isn't gonna release a device with less battery capacity, for some reason this new iPad has a huge battery. That's my opinion. And what's yours about the huge variety of samsung phones and some with same hardware, except screen or 4G,and the fact that samsung is releasing way too many android phones? By the way don't start saying i only like apple and that i'm an sheep(, or whatever) because I respect samsung. If i had the choice between iPhone 4s and SGS2, definitely SGS2. (SGS didn't had 4G, only their variants later released, and for SGS2 also, if i'm not mistaken).

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 18:29

98. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, except with every new galaxy device comes not only a bigger screen, but new and improved screen tech. They reduce batttery usage and get longer life out of similar sized batteries. They dont need gargantuan batteries like apple does. Its good to actually make the tech and know how to optimize it.

Lets look at all the things apple actually made for their iOS devices, techwise...

Yup.. there it was.. did you see it??
NOTHING.

Without all these android manufacturers being so willing to lend a hand to apple and sell them their tech, apple wouldnt have an iDevice for you to drool over. Amazing how ungrateful Apple is. They want everyone to serve the shiny fruit, not compete.

:)

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