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Apple Is Working To Fix Verizon iPad 2 Issues

11 Apr

 

Apple has responded to an issue involving a small number of iPad 2 owners who have been unable to connect to Verizon 3G tech gadgets. Apple says they are aware of the issue and are investigating it. Also, it’s said that Apple is working on getting an iOS update out in the next few days, which should fix the issue.

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iPad 2 “amazing” sales: 7,200 at flagship NYC store, online orders now 4-5 weeks delayed

15 Mar

Unofficial iPad 2 sales figures continue to circulate, in the absence of any official stats from Apple itself. The company’s official spokesperson Trudy Miller would only say that “demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing”; however, a “well connected” source told Business Insider that Apple sold 7,200 iPad 2 units on launch day at its 5th Avenue Manhattan store.

Estimates of iPad 2 sales have reached as high as 1m units over the launch weekend, with analysts vying to pinpoint Apple’s exact numbers. Some Best Buy locations reportedly sold out of their entire stock within 10 minutes, along with all accessories of these electronic gadgets, though it’s unclear exactly how many tablets they had in to begin with.

Constrained stock looks to be the biggest qualifier of sales success right now. Online orders have slipped once again, now taking 4-5 weeks from point of order; as of yesterday, they were listed as 3-4 weeks. Questions are now being asked as to whether Apple will be able to meet its ambitious 25 country roll-out on March 25, on the basis that the company doesn’t appear to have enough stock to satisfy even one territory.

Where and When Can I Buy the iPad 2?

10 Mar

Where and When Can I Buy the iPad 2?The iPad 2 is coming out tomorrow, March 11th. Do you know where you’re going to buy one from? Do you know who’s selling them? We’ll tell you all you need to know right here.

So Where Can I Buy One?

At your local Apple Store, of course. But the usual big brick and mortar stores, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, will also be selling it on launch day (though they’re mum on how many they have in stock). AT&T and Verizon retail stores will also be selling but only offering the electronic gadgets of iPad 3G version that works with their network.

 

When Does It Go on Sale?

Every store will start selling the iPad 2 at 5:00PM Local Time. So you don’t have to call in sick to work (but you may take a half day).

 

How Much Will It Cost?

Same as last year. $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi only, $599 for 32GB Wi-Fi only, and $699 for 64GB Wi-Fi only. 3G models range from $629 for 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G, $729 for 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G, and $829 for 64GB Wi-Fi +3G.

 

Same Price for Black and White right?

Yep, same price for either color and both will be available on launch day. No one has confirmed how many of each will be available but we’d imagine most stores will have more black units than white units.

 

Wait, Can I Pre-Order One?

Yes! But for some reason, Apple will only begin taking pre-orders on Apple.com at 4:00AM EST / 1:00AM PST tomorrow, March 11th. AT&T has also confirmed that they’ll be selling the iPad 2 electronic gadgets at 4:00AM EST / 1:00AM PST as well. So you’re either waking up really early, staying up really late or maybe not changing your sleeping schedule at all you lucky West Coast folks.

 

Will There Be Crazy Lines?

Because it’s a new Apple product, probably. But Apple’s been getting better at divvying up stock to different retailers so it might be a tad better. In any case, call your local retailer to check their status before you go. (Don’t worry that picture isn’t from tomorrow’s iPad 2 launch)

 

Where Else Can I Buy It Online Then?

Best Buy and Wal-Mart both have product pages for the iPad 2 up on their website, so they might sell it there as well. AT&T has confirmed that they’ll start selling at 4:00AM EST / 1:00AM PST online.

 

So Should I Buy One?

Our roundup of the early iPad 2 reviews can help you figure out whether you should buy one or not. Our own review will come once we spend some real quality time with it. In any case, be sure to let us know where you’re going to buy one (if you are at all) in the comments!

 

Resource from gizmodo