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Apple: iPad 2 demand ‘amazing’, no sales numbers given

Speaking with The Loop, Apple spokesperson Trudy Miller categorized customer demand for the iPad 2 as “amazing” while declining to reveal exact sales figures. “Demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing,” said Miller. “We are working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.” The report also cites Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who claims that there were no iPad 2 units available in the U.S. by the end of the device’s launch weekend. Apple took a slightly different approach with the first iPad, touting first day sales of 300,000 units.

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The Apple Store Los Gatos, California employees handed out “Smart Water” and kept the line informed on developments, such as the AT&T 3g version sold out. However, once the model you wanted was gone, Apple’s only answer was to come back another day or order one on line. I was about 150th in line.

Very poor coordination and departure from previous releases where you could log a request at the store and get emailed when your unit came in. Had I known that ahead of time, I would not have gone down to the store. Apple would do us all a service by being very clear in its methods for buying. 300,000 units is far less than half the units rumored to be sold the first weekend. A lot of wasted time time in line when it need not have been so.

Posted by drakebullet on March 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM (CDT)


Demand is very high no doubt, but supply is also very low. I don’t know if its like this in other cities, but NYC is plagued by scalpers.

At this point Apple really needs to reduce the purchase limit to 1, at least in the cities that are being run by these guys. Its ridiculous

Posted by Ben on March 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM (CDT)

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