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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7 Comments

1. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I got mine at best buy yesterday. 64 gb wifi model. pretty stoked about it. much better than i originally had anticipated.

6. musicmandisco

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2010

keep your reciept...

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If you want a real computer than buy an HP laptop...if you want a gaming device, then the ipad is ok.

4. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

If you want a gaming device...buy a laptop. WTF are you thinking, gaming device with no flash? Besides apps from the AppStore. (yawn) If you can't play on freeonlinegames.com ...then it's not worth having, IMO.

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I'm mad i'm negative....crApple fanbois all over the place....you know I speak the truth!

3. Exalpha

Posts: 5; Member since: May 21, 2010

If you want apple apps at your finger tips, then ipad is for you, however if you want a computer and the WHOLE internet in the palm of your hands, wait for the HP slate

5. musicmandisco

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2010

I'm glad I returned mine. Over priced apps. Ram is a joke. Apple needs to step it up. I really despise how tech companies skimp out on hardware just to allow themselves to make the "next" one better. Ipad will be great in two years when they finally get around to giving it a gig of ram and a couple cameras. Hell Apple should go Balls to the wall and give the macbook air a swivel hinge and a capacitive screen and call it game over.... embed an lte 4g mobile broadband chip and say play on playas... Its not as if this type of technology isnt around yet... cmon Mr.Macintosh....

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