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U.K. Regent Street line for Apple iPad disappears with plenty of units still available

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:03

That line that was waiting outside the U.K. Apple Store at Regent Street was all gone by 10:15 am local time and after selling the new Apple iPad for over 2 hours, the store reported plenty of inventory left with only the 16GB Wi-Fi model sold out...

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posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:07 9

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Hmmmm....maybe off other vendors or perhaps the recent Phonearena "are you buying the new ipad" poll was right and the majority of people are actually not falling for apples pr and not buying the 'new' ipad

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 08:01 1

2. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Hmmmmm..... it'll be a fun day on Monday (after this weekend's bust) to see Apple stock iPlummet.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 09:10 2

3. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

lol if they don't get sold out by the weekend then epic FAIL.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 12:13 1

4. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Now that explains...iOS needs a refresh too

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 18:54 1

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I think this is the end of the chaotic launch days for Apple. There seems to be a great emphasis on pre-orders being filled. Last year, when the iPad 2 launched, by mid-afternoon, the delivery date when to 3 to 4 weeks. This time around, there was enough iPads in stock that ship dates remained March 16 for a few days and then jumped to March 19th. Only about a week ago did it jump to a few weeks. The stores also seem to have gotten a large shipment. I bet there will still be record sales, just like the iPhone 4S...but the emphasis is on those pre-orders.

I'm going to miss the launch lines...oh well.

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