(Image source: Engadget)

BY ZACH TOOMBS

The new iPad is out, and people are still lining up at Apple stores across the country to get their hands on one. But — unlike past high-profile Apple releases — many stores had not sold out of the new product at the end of day one. Boy Genius report writes:

“Of the 12 Apple [Stores] we spoke with, each and every one still had iPad Wi-Fi inventory available... Most stores reported having a significant number of units still in stock and several said they would likely still have inventory tomorrow.”

The crowds outside many Apple stores Thursday night and Friday morning suggested the typical feeding frenzy for the new Apple product. But reports of the new tablet still in stock prompted a columnist for CNet to ask, “So did the new iPad sell out or didn’t it?

“Might the sense of a relatively low-key physical response portend a crisis in the fanboy firmament? Might many have succumbed to modern methods and simply ordered online... Or might Apple have simply thought to ensure that there would, for once, be enough for everyone?”

And a video shot by USA Today at a Virginia mall shows a short wait and a smaller-than-expected crowd clamoring for the new iPad.

MAN1: “I think there was a lot of hype. I was expecting there to be a long line, but it was really fast.”
WOMAN 1: “I haven’t been in line but about 10 minutes.
MAN 2: “Like zero minutes.”
MAN 3: “It wasn’t as big of a turnout as the iPad 2.”

The new iPad’s retail performance might still be up in the air, but reviews of the product have been rock solid.

PC Mag praises its “gorgeous ultra-high-resolution display.”


While Engadget saysIf you're disappointed Apple didn't do more with the new iPad, that's probably because you haven't seen the new Retina display for yourself yet.”

Another selling point? MSNBC’s Gadget Box writes, “Unlike the iPad 2, which merely offered 3G connectivity, the new iPad can handle speedy 4G LTE connections.”

We won’t know the exact figures on iPad 3 sales until Apple releases that information next week. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Times provides a bit of solace for iPad 2 owners wondering what to do with their old tablet.

“The good news is that if you have a 64GB Verizon iPad 2, you can get as much as $450 for it from Gazelle.com... Alternatively, consider handing your old iPad down to your child, a friend's child or a young relative.”

 

 

Reports Show Mild(er) Response for New iPad

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Mar 18, 2012

Reports Show Mild(er) Response for New iPad

 

(Image source: Engadget)

BY ZACH TOOMBS

The new iPad is out, and people are still lining up at Apple stores across the country to get their hands on one. But — unlike past high-profile Apple releases — many stores had not sold out of the new product at the end of day one. Boy Genius report writes:

“Of the 12 Apple [Stores] we spoke with, each and every one still had iPad Wi-Fi inventory available... Most stores reported having a significant number of units still in stock and several said they would likely still have inventory tomorrow.”

The crowds outside many Apple stores Thursday night and Friday morning suggested the typical feeding frenzy for the new Apple product. But reports of the new tablet still in stock prompted a columnist for CNet to ask, “So did the new iPad sell out or didn’t it?

“Might the sense of a relatively low-key physical response portend a crisis in the fanboy firmament? Might many have succumbed to modern methods and simply ordered online... Or might Apple have simply thought to ensure that there would, for once, be enough for everyone?”

And a video shot by USA Today at a Virginia mall shows a short wait and a smaller-than-expected crowd clamoring for the new iPad.

MAN1: “I think there was a lot of hype. I was expecting there to be a long line, but it was really fast.”
WOMAN 1: “I haven’t been in line but about 10 minutes.
MAN 2: “Like zero minutes.”
MAN 3: “It wasn’t as big of a turnout as the iPad 2.”

The new iPad’s retail performance might still be up in the air, but reviews of the product have been rock solid.

PC Mag praises its “gorgeous ultra-high-resolution display.”


While Engadget saysIf you're disappointed Apple didn't do more with the new iPad, that's probably because you haven't seen the new Retina display for yourself yet.”

Another selling point? MSNBC’s Gadget Box writes, “Unlike the iPad 2, which merely offered 3G connectivity, the new iPad can handle speedy 4G LTE connections.”

We won’t know the exact figures on iPad 3 sales until Apple releases that information next week. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Times provides a bit of solace for iPad 2 owners wondering what to do with their old tablet.

“The good news is that if you have a 64GB Verizon iPad 2, you can get as much as $450 for it from Gazelle.com... Alternatively, consider handing your old iPad down to your child, a friend's child or a young relative.”

 

 

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