New iPad already selling out AT&T variant

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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15 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

3. viper5208

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

8. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 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.

9. bluenexus

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

it's to be expected.

10. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

it's a cult don't be surprised

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

4. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

6. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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?

24. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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. :)

7. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

11. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

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

12. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

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

15. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

23. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

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