Apple Confirms: New iPad Tablet Pre-Orders Are Sold Out
Apple on Sunday confirmed that original stock of the new iPad units are sold out. According to Apple executives demand for the new iPad has been “off the charts which allowed the initial pre-order batch to sell out in record time.
While official sales figures for the tablet were not revealed Apple is expected to quickly build more stock to follow the devices March 16 release date.
The company also announced that Apple retail stores will have supply for launch day in the United States and Canada. In the meantime all models are still planned for a March 19 ship date.
Other countries are not as lucky with some shipments two-to-three weeks away from being fulfilled on all models of the new iPad.
Apple’s stock issues are not new, the iPhone 4S sold out before it was even available on the open market.
The new iPad will start initial shipments in ten countries at the same time during the new iPad release.
News of the massive purchase numbers doesn’t bode well for Android tablet sales. The biggest Android seller to date is the Amazon Kindle Fire which has sold approximately four million units from mid-November through the end of December. Apple has been selling its Kindle Fire units as loss-leaders, costing the company millions of dollars in lost profit.
Do you think the Amazon iPad tablets will continue to rule the market for a long time to come?