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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: 80; 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: 1259; 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: 458; 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: 470; 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, 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, 11:23 1

53. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; 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, 12:11

57. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


If you do in fact own a note then you should know the difference. The note is larger, has a slightly faster processor, a better screen, a larger battery, . Then you have the S-Pen which is the real selling point of the note. Again, if you do indeed have a note as you say, then you should know how niiiiiiiiiice the S-Pen is. Especially if you're in to taking pictures. The S-Pen tech alone makes the Note a totally different device.

And you say your Note has a lag problem, must be you have a defective handset because my brother has the Note and
I've seen no lag whatsoever on it. Neither has he. And he's a guy who was very skeptical of Android until get got the Note.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 13:05 1

62. frydaexiii (Posts: 1471; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yes, the Skyrocket, Note and Skyrocket HD are all just the SGS2 with minor tweaks, but here's the thing, people who bought the SGS2 are not stupid enough to throw away their current phone just to go for the Skyrocket or Note. And second, it didn't take Samsung 1 Year+ to release these minor-ly tweaked SGS2s.

As for not buying until SGS3 is out. Look at the SGS, then at the SGS2 and now go read the rumor roundup article for the SGS3. For one, they are not minor tweaks, you can already see quite a huge difference in design between the SGS and the SGS2 (But just enough to be able to tell the SGS2 is a upgraded model of the SGS). Now look at the iPhone 1 all the way to the iPhone 4S, looking from the front you can hardly tell the difference between the iPhone 1 to the 3G and 3GS, nor the difference between the iPhone 4 and the 4S.

The reason fandroids like me are hype up over the SGS3 is because it's not just a minor tweak like the Skyrocket, it's a whole new design (with a hint of the old one).

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 3

71. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 114; 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, 14:17

72. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Haha. Great minds.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:21

74. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Edit...

Samsung Moment not Instinct

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:43 1

77. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Lmao, the s-pen isn't the selling point. Its pointless. The selling point is the 5.3 inch HD screen and that its basically a phone/tablet in one. If you or anyone bought the note for the s-pen your definitely brainwashed by Samsung. The note has a weak dual core processor compared to exynos. Yes i know its for LTE purposes. This is a big azz gs2 no matter how you look at it. Just like the skyrocket.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:46 3

78. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; 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, 14:50

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


True story. Totally agree with you. (Despite the fact you exaggerated in the amount of versions of SGS2 released per month xD)

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 14:51 1

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


It doesn't matter if it's on different carriers, it's samsung who makes them.

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