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Fourth-Generation iPad Models Now 'In Stock' at Many Online Apple Stores

Following last Friday's launch of the fourth-generation iPad, Apple has apparently already come close to meeting demand for the new device. As noticed by 9to5Mac, Apple is now listing all Wi-Fi models of the new iPad as "in stock" in the company's U.S. online store.


The immediate availability appears to extend to a number of Apple's online stores around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Shipping estimates remain at 3-5 business days in most of Apple's other online stores for countries where the device has launched, but it is not unusual for changes in Apple's shipping estimates to roll out to different regions on slightly different schedules.

The iPad mini remains in short supply, with Apple continuing to quote shipping estimates of two weeks for new orders of Wi-Fi models. Cellular-capable models appear to remain on track, with Apple quoting "Mid November" in the United States and "Late November" in other countries.

Related roundups: iPad Air, iPad mini

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19 months ago
It is truly magical how every single new product Apple releases goes out of stock very shortly after going on sale, creating a frenzy for people who want to be lucky enough to acquire one - only to be followed by adequate stock being available very shortly thereafter.

But one thing we can be certain of - this is NOT a marketing ploy by Apple to inflate demand.




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Rating: 7 Positives
19 months ago
I think people who want iPads mostly have them and are satisfied with their current models. It may foreshadow a slower upgrade cycle on iPads versus iPhones.
Rating: 6 Positives
19 months ago

Can't wait to visit the Apple Store and see how much better it is than my 3rd generation.


Not that much actually, no noticeable changes in size/weight and the Games I tested did not have noticeable increases in frame rates. Interesting considering that the GPU is so much better. Actually, the iPad Mini ran "MetalStorm" at a much higher framerate then the iPad 4th gen (though it looked worse due to resolution).


In a few months you may notice the difference more, as games take advantage of the new chip.
Rating: 5 Positives
19 months ago

It is truly magical how every single new product Apple releases goes out of stock very shortly after going on sale, creating a frenzy for people who want to be lucky enough to acquire one - only to be followed by adequate stock being available very shortly thereafter.

But one thing we can be certain of - this is NOT a marketing ploy by Apple to inflate demand.




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I find it really incredible that there are a fair number of people on these forums that actually believe nonsense like this. No successful company is going to deliberately create a shortage of their products right before the holiday season to create a frenzy for it or long lines to get into the press, period.

People like this seem to be in the same camp as people who actually believe that Apple only sells millions of iDevices because the gullible hypnotized "sheep" will buy anything with an Apple logo on it. Slap an Apple logo on a turd, and millions will buy it. It has nothing to do with the fact that Apple makes great products that people want.
Rating: 4 Positives
19 months ago
I hope iPad 4 sales are sluggish, it would motivate them to release a "real" update in March, (e.g. thinner, lighter, new form factor, IGZO display.)
Rating: 3 Positives
19 months ago

Fourth-Generation iPad Models Now 'In Stock' at Many Online Apple Stores


Now if they can just do the same with the iPad Mini, I will be a happy customer! :D
Rating: 3 Positives
19 months ago
I went to the Apple Store (in the DC area) Sunday afternoon at around 2 PM. They had all versions of the iPad 4 in stock, but only the 64 GB Black model of the iPad mini in stock. I have to say, I really liked the mini. I think I'll be getting one and I might actually buy the 16 GB model cause I don't really use media/apps on my iPad. Mainly just use it to read books/watch an occasional movie when I travel. The screen looked fine. I had my 1st Gen iPad with me to compare. They all looked fine. I didn't think the iPad 4 looked so much better. I liked how much lighter the iPad mini feels.
Rating: 2 Positives
19 months ago
Can we have a poll on who posts on here own shares in Apple and see if they ever make sensible comments? To start this off I dont own shares but if the product is a good one in my opinion I will say so, but if I think its not so good I wil also say so and maybe..No will, get lynched by the Apple share owning fan boys. Could we have a sensible debate sometime in the near future?
Rating: 2 Positives
19 months ago

The goal of the iPad Mini was to get share in low-priced, smaller tablets that they weren't getting with the iPad. If customers buy the Mini instead of the Nexus 7 or the Kindle HD, than that is a good thing for Apple.


No doubt.


If customers buy the Mini INSTEAD of the iPad, then that is a bad thing for Apple. The margin on the Mini is much smaller than on the regular iPad. This is what seems to be what is happening.


I think you're reaching quite a bit to make an Apple purchase seem like a bad thing. I doubt Apple is worried when this happens in other product lines with multiple tiers (iPhones, laptops, desktops), much like I doubt Toyota considers me buying a Corolla is cannibalization of a potential Camry sale.

Apple wouldn't have done it if they couldn't make money. They'll be fine.


Well Apple did that with the iPhone 4S - twice as fast, upgraded camera, looks mostly the same. The only difference is there was a 18-month interval between the 4 and 4S... Apple lost a lot of grounds in the smartphone war against Android by this. The rest is history.


Here's your history:


Apple is at 77.1% of the profits, with Samsung at 29%. Apple lost ground to Samsung. Everyone else gets to split the crumbs left on the table. Most of the android manufacturers are in the red.
Rating: 1 Positives
19 months ago

Exactly. And there´s practically no reason, too. If you look at the minor changes, it´s not worth it at all.

The worst thing for Apple this time is that even their usual early adopters that normally would buy the newest iPad, don´t buy an iPad 4, because it is almost the same as an iPad 3. Their´s no serious issues with an iPad 3 I can think of that would want you to upgrade to an iPad 4. The small increase in speed when using it doesn´t justify buying an iPad 4. It´s simply not cool enough to upgrade.

They are re-using almost everything they´ve built for an iPad 3 and sell it as a new model. Customers don´t like that.


You have great points but there is another angle: Yes, the iPad 4 isn't going to be purchased by a lot of iPad 3 owners as upgrades since it isn't really much of an update.

Apple isn't targeting those people, they are selling this to holiday shoppers. It did not cost them as much to develop the new iPad as it would if it was a new design. The new iPad has the new lightning connector which helps support the newer iPods and iPhones. This isn't a "headline grabbing" "long line" type product, it's a steady seller for Christmas.

People walking into an Apple store see they have a "brand new" tablet instead of an 8-9 month old one (even if there isn't much difference, a lot of people just don't know)

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In a few months? I believe this time is going to be more like a year. I wouldn't hold my breath for a march new launch.


Just in time for Christmas 2013!
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