Domestic demand for the iPad is still high on the verge of its international launch

Domestic demand for the iPad is still high on the verge of its international launch
Driving into the last week before the international launch of the Apple iPad is expected to commence, there is still an apparent demand for the venerable gadget on a domestic level. We've seen some stellar reports that provide some insight to the profitability that's being witnessed with the sale of the iPad, but  it's becoming clear that Apple may be lagging in keeping the device well stock in some of its own Apple Stores. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster performed an inventory check throughout Apple's 50 retail stores across the country and discovered that many are short or in low supply – some have even sold out all units. Munster said, “ 74 percent of the stores we checked were completely sold out of all iPad models. 26 percent had some WiFi models in stock, and no stores had any 3G models available.” Those are some interesting figures that sheds some light on the notion of what international consumers can expect when the iPad launches in their region. In addition, it would prove difficult in believing that Apple would have enough stock available to appease the current demand of the iPad in the wake of its worldwide launch next week. There is no denying that there is plenty of money to be made by Apple, but they'll have to ramp up production or something else if they plan on taking advantage of the growing demand.

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source: All Things Digital

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