Apple: iPad preorders sold out, demand ‘off the charts’

“If you are hoping to score a new iPad from Apple, you might have to wait,” Geri Coleman Tucker and Jefferson Graham report for USA Today. “Apple’s website shows March 19 as the earliest ship date for online orders of its popular tablet computer. And there is a limit of two per customer on the number of tablets that can preordered.”
“The shipping delays affect all models and price levels on preorders, according to the website,” Tucker and Graham report. “‘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.’”

Tucker and Graham report, “Consumers hoping to snag an iPad on its March 16 launch will have to visit one of Apple’s retail stores or select Apple resellers… And if past is precedent, there could be long waits in line at some Apple Stores when sales begin at brick-and-mortar locations.”

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