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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

iGrip Avatar
150 months ago
It is Magical!

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.




/s
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
150 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
croooow Avatar
150 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phpmaven Avatar
150 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.




/s

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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Fusion Avatar
150 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.)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
150 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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