From the Front Lines

iJohn

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Got to my local Apple Store at around 11AM. I had called ahead and the person I talked to said there were "about 50" people in line and that if I was going to come, it should be sooner than later. I rushed down here and when I did, there were only about 12 people in line.

Right now, there's about 15-20 people behind me. I spoke to one of the Specialists that was walking around and while he wouldn't give me numbers, he said that most Apple Stores are expected to sell out within 2-3 hours once they open at 5. No idea how many people that is, but they clearly have some stock.

How is your Apple Store waiting experience going? Only 4.5 hours left :)
 

chris

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idk chris, the first ones to reach the "2-3 week" shipping mark were the 64GB Wifi models...
Wow, I'd bet they have a tougher time sourcing 64GB of flash memory. Is there more demand for the big daddy of iPads?


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Diablo25

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idk chris, the first ones to reach the "2-3 week" shipping mark were the 64GB Wifi models...
That is what I preordered...a white one. However, I got my order in early and received the 3-5 Day shipping notice. They already shipped my smart cover.
 

Irish Rose

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No WiFi model at Target, so now I am over at AT&T. Still the first one in line though.

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No WiFi model at Target, so now I am over at AT&T. Still the first one in line though.

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iJohn

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The Apple Store employees just came around and they said that at 4:45 they would be coming around with a ticket for you to confirm how many iPads you want (limit: 2). They said while they can't guarantee a specific model/color, if you have a ticket they can at least guarantee you'll get one.
 

iPhoneFan10

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Ok, so I decided I didn't want to stand in line at the Apple store 45 miles away (with gas prices so high) and chance not getting an iPad 2 today. So I ordered a 32GB WiFi model and cover using the Apple store app on my iPhone 4. The after-order e-mail stated shipping on 25 March - delivery by 31 March..

So, here it is 3:25p on iPad 2 day and me and the wife and kid are needing to run some errands at our local Wal-Mart in Blue Springs, MO.

We came to Wal-Mart to have passport photos taken but the photographer was on break. "Come back in 15 minutes" they said. So I tell the wife, "let's go back to electronics to see if they have the iPad 2 thinking it would already be sold out if they did..

Coming into electronics, I see an Apple kiosk with the original iPad 1 behind protective glass. A sign next to it says, "iPad 2 available March 11, 2011 at 5pm".. (I had forgotten the 5pm sale time)..

I ask the clerk if they were going to sell the iPad 2 today and she told me they were and that they had 11 units of varying specs. They have 2 units in the 32GB WiFi (black) model I want PLUS they have the new iPad 2 vinyl and leather covers..

It's now 3:35p and I am the ONLY PERSON IN LINE FOR ANY MODEL of iPad 2 in this Wal-Mart store.. They told me I have to stand by the Apple kiosk until 5pm and they gave me a bar code for 1 of the 2 WiFi 32GB units I want.. If I leave, even to use the bathroom, I void my spot as first in line (although if nobody else shows, I could get the #1 spot back, I am sure).

As one might expect, I used my iPhone 4 to immediately cancel my online Apple purchases and I will buy them locally in less than 90 minutes..

AWESOME LUCK!
 

nparrott

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I have been told by numerous ATT stores in my area that they will NOT have the iPad2 at launch in store. Anyone else confirm this? We just ordered through our rep here at the office.. Less work and same product! Good luck to everyone out there!
 

Irish Rose

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I have been told by numerous ATT stores in my area that they will NOT have the iPad2 at launch in store. Anyone else confirm this? We just ordered through our rep here at the office.. Less work and same product! Good luck to everyone out there!
AT&T does have a very limited supply of them. I am waiting in the store for it now.


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connie

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I'm at Best Buy. I also canceled my online order this morning when my expected date of arrival was April 8. Hell no. So here I am.