Report: iPad 3 Pre-Orders Sold Out, Shipments Could Be Delayed Up to 3 Weeks
March 12, 2012 10:27 AM
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Apple says demand for the iPad 3 has been "off the charts"
The hype for new Apple products is not unlike teenage girls crying while waiting in line to see a cheesy pop artist, and it looks like that enthusiasm is as alive as ever with the
upcoming iPad 3
The iPad 3, which was announced at an Apple event in San Francisco, California by Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month, will officially launch on March 16. However, new reports say all pre-order iPad 3 stock has been sold, and that March 19 is the earliest ship date for online orders. According to
, new orders could even take as long as three weeks to fulfill.
"Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased," said Apple in a statement. "Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date."
iPad 3 features
a 2048x1536 resolution, 9.7-inch display, the A5X processor with a dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU, a rear-facing 5 MP iSight camera, LTE radio and 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB options. There's a Wi-Fi only version and a 4G LTE compatible version that runs on Verizon and AT&T 4G networks.
Customers who want an iPad 3 on launch day will have to make their way to an Apple store or some other brick-and-mortar store that sells iPads.
It's not uncommon for Apple's latest gadgets to sell out for pre-order shortly before the release. Last fall,
iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out
at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, which are the three largest U.S. carriers. The iPhone even went on to crush Google's Android in U.S. Q4 sales,
outselling Android-based phones 4-to-1 on AT&T
outselling all Android phones combined at Verizon
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Let me start off buy saying I have never purchased a Mac. I am personally not a big fan of Steve Jobs or the way he does business. I think he is genius with the fanbase he has created.
That being said. I have and always will be a PC man FOR LIFE. I own 2 Toshiba Laptops, 1 Sony Laptop, 3 HP Laptops, 2 Dell laptops, and an HP Desktop(I run a DJ business thats why I own that many.
I own every iPhone made and the 2nd gen iPad. I don't need it but I want the 1st gen iPad and now the 3rd gen iPad. Everyone has a vice. I am a tech junkie and have piles and piles of useless stuff I never use. Some of which I out of no where find a use for. Is the iPad 3 a huge disappointment? Absolutely. Is it dumb they are just calling it "the new iPad?' Yes! Sadly, I am still going to buy it. Much like I will buy tickets for and/or any DVD release of Star Wars. PS I hate George Lucas. lol
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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