New iPads to hit Apple stores on Friday
But they're not in the back room, m'kay?
Staff at Apple's Covent Garden store confirmed that they will have the new iPads in the shop first thing on Friday morning, despite pre-orders clearing out piles of the slabs.
The store didn't have any tablets, explained the Apple helper on Monday, meaning that somewhere in the UK – and not in the back room of the Covent Garden store – there are crates full of multi-million pixel screen pads waiting to be packed on the shop shelves.
It will be hectic, said the Apple staff member, who was telling punters to get there early as they'd likely run out by the afternoon. Apple helpers were pushing the pre-orders, but admitted that there would be a two- to three-week wait for delivery. ®
Re: Never felt the need to queue
But your iPad 2 is now obsolete, people will mock you in Starbucks! Things must be done, before its too late.
Re: I've already secured funding for 80 units
And while you're arguing, the iPads sell out. Let me know when you're going in - I enjoy watching futile displays of righteous indignation.
Their sales rate is insane
It's hard to see how anyone except possibly Asus can beat them on price/performance ratio-until windows 8 tablets really become mass-market, if they ever do. That component bulk-buying means forget the new one, you can get an iPad 2 right now for £50 less than a Xoom 2 which has a lower battery life and a much more plasticky build quality. I think all they need to do now is find a way to fit an SD card reader (and maybe USB ports) into the shell without sacrificing reliability and they've got the market to themselves for the next few years. What google really need to do is find a way to get developers to develop proper tablet-optimized apps. But I don't think they care-for them mobile phone contracts are where there's a real market, especially as the only phone with ICS for the moment is their own one.
Re: Stats Please
Clearly my comprehension was a little wonky there! I'd be interested to know if they are NEW customers - what have they moved from?
I think it's fair to say that with the amount they're selling there would be a largeish proportion of new users. Other wise the historical proportion of Mac market share would have been larger. It's not just straight conversion
Apple are selling more macs than ever before (though at a lower rate) so unless some people are doubling up, there must a be growing amount of new users.
Feel free to correct my thoughts. It's been a bloody long day
Re: Stats Please
A very quick search for
"Apple ipad returns figures"
Gave me the following article that is a year old. It's not quite what you're after, but I'd be interested in those figures as well
A search for 'iPad return figures'