Availability of 3rd Generation iPad Improves on Online Apple Store

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As noted on SlashGear, availability of the new iPad has improved on Apple's online store with shipment estimates down to 1-2 weeks from 2-3 weeks just yesterday.

Reports have indicated that retail stock of the new iPad has been plentiful in many locations. This seems to reflect a better job by Apple in producing enough iPads as the company announced record sales. If you are still looking for an iPad, trying a local retailer may be quicker than ordering online.

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cxny Avatar
133 months ago
hope this will mess up eBay $camers plans for profit$
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Agent OrangeZ Avatar
133 months ago
Or you could just walk into most retailers (that carry iPads) and get one today...
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KPOM Avatar
133 months ago
This may be the "new normal" in the Tim Cook era. His background is in supply chain management.

Something to point out is that Steve Jobs, for all his greatness, liked to tinker with products until the very end. While it made for great products, he took it to an extreme. That Apple was able to get ANY supply so quickly after some of Jobs' last-minute changes (supposedly he changed the original iPhone less than a month before the launch) is a testament to Tim Cook.

Now that he's in charge, he's less likely to make last-minute changes to the designs that Jony Ivy and the engineering team put out. While it could mean that Apple is a bit more tolerant of "compromises" (such as going with the older LTE chip, the 45nm Samsung process for the A5X, and the resultant larger battery), it means that Apple has more time to ramp up in anticipation of a product launch.

That may be why Jobs had the foresight to place Ive's design team in a unique position within the org chart (I believe he has a dotted line to the Board and doesn't report directly to Tim Cook). By doing so, that keeps design "compromises" somewhat in check.
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WannaGoMac Avatar
133 months ago
So funny how online orders are slower than just going to a local best buy or apple re-seller. tons in stock there lol
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slicecom Avatar
133 months ago
OMG OMG THERES NO DEMAND FOR iPADS ANYMORE!!! :rolleyes:
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spartig Avatar
133 months ago
You, of course, mean "curryer."
:D

Indeed. My spelling sucks when im not using an iOS device :)

:rolleyes: Don't you both mean "courier"? "Curryer" isn't a word. "Currier" is, at least a word. Just not the word you intended.
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