1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    It will come as little surprise to many that Apple has reportedly sold out of the iPad 2 in most of the 25 countries that received the second generation tablet just this past Friday. According to multiple consumer reports and just as many published mainstream media investigations, the tablet was largely sold out by Saturday in almost every market in which it became available just 24 hours earlier.

    By 5:00 pm Friday in London, images had surfaced of long lines outside of some stores that likely contained more people than the store contained iPad 2s. Such was the case in Germany, Australia, Canada, and countless other nations that have watched iPad 2 fever grip the US during the past two weeks.

    According to Fortune magazine, Apple's Opera Store in Paris sailed through an inventory of better than 3,000 iPad 2s between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday alone. By Saturday morning, the long lines greeted the official start of business. And the "shelves were bare" long before closing time on Saturday.

    At this stage, no concrete numbers regarding Apple's overall iPad 2 sales (US and International) have been reported, but that's expected to change next month when the Cupertino, California tech giant reports earnings for its second fiscal quarter. Ironically, midnight on Saturday - the time by which most iPad 2s had been sold out - marked the last day of Apple's second quarter. As a result, the iPad 2 sales tally for Q2 might be through the roof, despite the product's release late in the quarter.

    Source: Fortune
    2011-03-28 01:45 AM
  2. vindutch's Avatar
    I got nothing....


    My local Apple store didn't get 3,000 ipad's. What's up with that?
    Last edited by vindutch; 2011-03-28 at 01:55 AM.
    2011-03-28 01:52 AM
  3. rryyddeerr's Avatar
    bought a used car yesterday and was thrilled when told that the promotion they were having at the dealership was a free ipad to anyone who bought a certified used honda. we almost **** ourselves.
    2011-03-28 02:07 AM
  4. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I cant wait to see some sales numbers
    2011-03-28 02:09 AM
  5. tsatryan's Avatar
    I got my iPad2 on Thursday. Sold my first gen same day on Craigslist.
    2011-03-28 02:20 AM
  6. romeo_herman's Avatar
    Not the surprise...
    2011-03-28 02:41 AM
  7. iYeow's Avatar
    I want to get a factory unlocked in Malaysia because the ones sold in Canada is locked to a carrier.
    2011-03-28 02:53 AM
  8. some_sort_of_craziness's Avatar
    Lucky for me I just got a notice today saying my iPad was shipped. Woot
    2011-03-28 03:33 AM
  9. coolguy742's Avatar
    Is that any surprise that it's sold out? I want one uber-bad
    2011-03-28 03:34 AM
  10. delusion950's Avatar
    Suprise suprise
    2011-03-28 04:18 AM
  11. NakedFaerie's Avatar
    I said before crApple are morons. If they want to sell more then ship more to shops.
    They are only selling less due to their own stupidity.

    Some people wont wait months for an iPad, they will just get whatever is on the shelf at that time. I know a few people that want a tablet and when they go to get one they will get whatever is in stock at that time so I guess they wont be getting an iPad as they are never in stock.
    2011-03-28 05:03 AM
  12. Orby's Avatar
    I want to get a factory unlocked in Malaysia because the ones sold in Canada is locked to a carrier.
    Pretty sure these are unlocked.

    On the other hand, man you Canadians get screwed on electronic prices. The Canadian dollar is stronger than the American (by a fair chunk), and yet your prices are a baseline 20 dollars higher (25 USD).

    Aussies get housed worse apparently. $580 AUD for the $500 USD iPad (and the AUD is stronger than both the CAD and USD).

    Anyway, OT: not surprised. Another new mobile Apple product sells like hotcakes.
    2011-03-28 05:07 AM
  13. psilocybin's Avatar
    I had to stand in line for 9 hours to get mine. Was first to walk out of the store with it wohoo haha
    2011-03-28 05:09 AM
  14. mikerlx's Avatar
    Lucky for me I just got a notice today saying my iPad was shipped. Woot

    Been tracking my white iPad 2 it arrives Wednesday!! Hopefully selling my iPad 1 shortly thereafter. Congrats!

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    2011-03-28 05:39 AM
  15. manickbarry's Avatar
    Pretty sure these are unlocked.

    On the other hand, man you Canadians get screwed on electronic prices. The Canadian dollar is stronger than the American (by a fair chunk), and yet your prices are a baseline 20 dollars higher (25 USD).

    Aussies get housed worse apparently. $580 AUD for the $500 USD iPad (and the AUD is stronger than both the CAD and USD).

    Anyway, OT: not surprised. Another new mobile Apple product sells like hotcakes.
    I thought us in the uk got screwed the most 559 for 64gb wifi = $900

    I wish I had a miniature elephant that fit in the palm of my hand. I would pick him up and he'd lift up his trunk and stand on his back legs and say PRRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPHHHHHHHH and I would say yes little elephant i love you too.
    2011-03-28 06:09 AM
  16. The6uest's Avatar
    I said before crApple are morons. If they want to sell more then ship more to shops.
    They are only selling less due to their own stupidity.

    Some people wont wait months for an iPad, they will just get whatever is on the shelf at that time. I know a few people that want a tablet and when they go to get one they will get whatever is in stock at that time so I guess they wont be getting an iPad as they are never in stock.
    I agree, they could have had a much better quarter had they had more available at launch. I'm also disappointed that Apple had thousands available at some of their stores but local Best Buy and other stores didn't even get 20.
    2011-03-28 06:15 AM
  17. ndproductions's Avatar
    bought a used car yesterday and was thrilled when told that the promotion they were having at the dealership was a free ipad to anyone who bought a certified used honda. we almost **** ourselves.
    LoooooooL
    Damn
    Are you serious they gave one away??:-)
    Why don't we ever get such promotions in Jerusalem ?? Heck the iPad2 isn't even here yet:-(
    2011-03-28 06:31 AM
  18. digitalsin's Avatar
    To be fair the$576 aud includes taxes and afaik the US don't and I think Canada is the same as the US.
    2011-03-28 06:32 AM
  19. androd25's Avatar
    Here in Mexico, the $829.00 (around $900 tax inc.) sells for $12,000 MXN (around $1000 USD).

    By the way, I ordered one through Telmex on Friday, and they said it should arrive by Wednesday or Thursday to my door. Nice.
    Last edited by androd25; 2011-03-28 at 08:20 AM.
    2011-03-28 08:18 AM
  20. Rob2G's Avatar
    Everything apple makes sells out. I wish I could go back in time and by stock.
    2011-03-28 08:23 AM
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