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New iPad already selling out AT&T variant

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New iPad already selling out AT&T variant
It looks like the reports we had heard about shortages of the new iPad may not have been all that far off. Pre-orders for the new iPad already broke Apple's servers for a short time yesterday, and now we're seeing the results of the rush to buy. 

Already, if you go to Apple's website to preorder an iPad, you'll notice that not all of them are shipping on the 16th anymore. The white 16GB iPad for AT&T has already sold out and had its shipping date bumped to March 19th. That's not a big difference, but a telling one nonetheless. 

As we know, Apple only keeps 2 days worth of stock on hand and relies on projections to meet demand. It looks like Apple underestimated the demand for AT&T iPads with LTE, perhaps because AT&T's LTE network still pales in comparison to the coverage offered by Verizon's LTE network. Still, if you want an AT&T LTE iPad on the 16th, you may be out of luck, and be forced to wait a couple extra days, or just buy one with a black bezel. 

source: Apple via BGR

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posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:43 8

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I really can't believe iPads cause this much hype.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:49 4

3. viper5208 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah I know, I guess I don't really see the need for one. Maybe it is just me but I think that they are a complete waste of money. I can do most of the things I need to do on my phone, if not I can just use my laptop, and I can fit my phone in my pocket.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 10:51 2

8. bigdawg23 (Posts: 356; Member since: 25 May 2011)


People want the use of a large screen. Many people want a simple phone and not a tablet. If you do spreadsheets and other things they are nice. I can see having this one or the Transformer Prime.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 11:37

9. bluenexus (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


it's to be expected.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 11:48 2

10. dawolf (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


it's a cult don't be surprised

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:48 4

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


This was not a suprise. People want what they want and if they want the iPad ( is it really called iPad or New iPad?????) they will get it. Apple will sell a ton of these. Great Marketing Absouletly the Best at the PR game.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:57 3

4. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


I'm not surprised at all. This was inevitable.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 10:05 3

5. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


You can never really underestimate public stupity or Apples accute ability to create 'shortages fever'

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 10:23 4

6. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


@andro,

I assume you are reffering to public stupidity as being an Apple users...

What defines an Apple user as being stupid?

Are there no Android/Windows stupidity?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:39

24. JunitoNH (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No!!! there's no Android stupidity, just look at the spelling of comments above and below you. Just illustrate the simplicity of droid mind, a beautiful thing. :)

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 10:30

7. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


As expected, PR. They are following ASUS lead in under stocking/production to make things look more popular. Worked for ASUS. Probably will for Snapple, as well, considering their regular buyers. Might not work so well with the well informed, especially considering things like the Tranformer Infinity, when it comes out.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 12:35

11. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


Obviously the ipad will sell really well but I can't believe people actually by them on contract....What a rip.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 12:55 2

12. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


They're not on contract, just month to month for the data packages

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 13:29 1

15. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


I dont see the need for all the negativity. There are many people who are good candidates for tablets. People who are not very computer savy and just want a large screen device to web surf and email. My GF used to have a laptop and it caused her all kinds of issues. She was always bugging me to fix it because she knows absolutely nothing about computers. She only used it to surf the web(facebook, shopping etc) and email. She got an ipad as a gift and hasnt pulled the laptop out since. I have no use for one but I can see how some people would want a tablet.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:05

23. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


tablets are real good for mobile gaming i have to say that the ipad graphics look good

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