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Apple's new iPad sold out

2012-03-12 23:03

San Francisco - Want to get your hands on one of those high-resolution new iPads announced last week by Apple? Well you may have to wait a bit.

Customers who pre-ordered the gadget through Apple's website can no longer expect to receive it on Friday when the first batch of iPads will ship, because of a deluge of orders, Apple said in a statement over the weekend.

"Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased," Apple said in a statement. "Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date."

Customers can still try to purchase a new iPad at one of the company's retail stores, but that might involve a monumental effort since long lines for the gadgets are likely to start forming days before the scheduled Friday launch.

The new iPad was announced last Wednesday, featuring a higher resolution screen, larger battery and more powerful processor than the current iPad 2. It goes on sale in the US, Canada, Britain, France and Germany on Friday.

Comments
  • DjCapiche - 2012-03-13 01:05

    sheep ...

      Art - 2012-03-13 04:22

      New breed of Sheople....

      Art - 2012-03-13 04:22

      New breed of Sheople....

      christian.helberg - 2012-03-13 07:46

      Sticks and stones...... I love both my iPhone and iPad. APPLE ROCKS!!!

      christian.helberg - 2012-03-13 07:46

      Sticks and stones...... I love both my iPhone and iPad. APPLE ROCKS!!!

      i.see.a.cupcake - 2012-03-13 09:37

      you prob have an android device. get with the program and go apple

      i.see.a.cupcake - 2012-03-13 09:37

      you prob have an android device. get with the program and go apple

      conrad.marshall - 2012-03-13 09:37

      methinks someone is using a galaxy tab (siestog!).... sour grapes perhaps?

      conrad.marshall - 2012-03-13 09:37

      methinks someone is using a galaxy tab (siestog!).... sour grapes perhaps?

  • Hannes Prinsloo - 2012-03-13 04:41

    for an apple product? never...

  • SaffaSeun - 2012-03-13 06:27

    Apple Apple Apple Apple!! Come on you beauty, launch so I can buy you!! Best thing since slice bread... and ok, let all the non-apple haters start their rant now. For us, who embraces rather than settle for second best, life is good!

      albert.scherman - 2012-03-13 06:29

      Oh embrace all you want. I will 'settle' for any Android device. Not only is Apple outdated come end of year, it's got the same boring design. Again and again and again and...

      albert.scherman - 2012-03-13 06:29

      Oh embrace all you want. I will 'settle' for any Android device. Not only is Apple outdated come end of year, it's got the same boring design. Again and again and again and...

  • malcolm - 2012-03-13 07:06

    Bummer, By the time they receive it, it will already be out of fashion and replaced by something more desirable. Glad I am not a trend setter. My R100 buck Nokia works fine and is extremely user friendly. I receive work calls during the day, but the rest of my life involves activities not spent staring into a little 4cm x 5cm screen. How sad people get more enjoyment out of a little electronic device, than actually living in the real world.

      AmosMoledi - 2012-03-13 09:57

      Malcom this is not a phone.

      AmosMoledi - 2012-03-13 09:57

      Malcom this is not a phone.

  • apostlebc - 2012-03-13 07:57

    Life was just much easier when APPLE & BLACKBERRY were simply fruits...

      werner.smidt - 2012-03-13 09:15

      . . and an Android was just C-3PO

      werner.smidt - 2012-03-13 09:15

      . . and an Android was just C-3PO

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-13 09:10

    Extremely relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4qqapWrrsk

      werner.smidt - 2012-03-13 13:16

      Haters gonna hate ;-)

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-03-13 09:58

    Steve carried on where he left off where ever he is. The dead order iPads and now the living have to wait longer. Genius....

  • Singatha - 2012-03-13 11:51

    They simply have the slickest ecosystem out there, if you want to be tied down to one manufacturer, and this coming from an Android fan.

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