Apple Retail Stores To Open Early On Tuesday for iPad 2 Sales

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Guessing by the number of people who turned out at Apple retail stores to buy the iPad 2; the launch day was certainly a success for Apple. Analysts have been talking about their expected sales figures which could be anywhere between 500,000 to 1,000,000 during the launch weekend.

We also heard reports about stock in the retail stores running low and many people who lined up for hours had to unfortunately return home without Apple’s highly anticipated second gen tablet computer.

It wasn’t easy even for those who ordered the iPad 2 online as the estimated shipping time has now moved up to 3-4 weeks. During the special media event Steve Jobs said that iPad 2 will be the first dual core tablet to ship in volume and while official launch weekend sale figures have not been disclosed; the demand has been ‘amazing’ according to Apple’s spokesperson.

Now, AppleBitch reports that some retail stores in the U.S will open early on Tuesday around 9:00 a.m local time with fresh stock.

We recently reported that according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster Apple’s iPad 2 was 100 percent sold out before the weekend was out. And if the demand continues to rise at this rate then it could impact the international launch which is scheduled for March 25th.

Did you line up at any retail store to purchase the iPad 2? Did you finally get your new iPad? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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  • Ggfischer

    I visited my local Target and Walmartt Supercenter on Friday. 2 iPads were sold at 5pm at the Walmart and Target had none shipped. So the local supply in this small town of 25000 was 2. Very disappointing to not get my iPad fix.

  • Anonymous

    I set an alarm on my iPhone 4 to wake up 10 minutes before Apple was to begin taking orders in 4am ET which was 3am in my CT zone. I ordered a black 64GB, AT&T, Wi-Fi + 3G in black for myself and I ordered a 16GB, AT&T, Wi-Fi + 3G for my friend. I ordered her the green smart cover and myself the black leather smart cover — her green smart covered shipped around 8pm March 11. My black leather smart cover shipped yesterday but I’ve yet to get beyond the initial label generation stage. I awoke today to a shipping notice for my 64GB iPad mentioned above and my friend’s model has entered into “prepared for shipping” mode. Both iPads are shipping via FedEx as is my black, leather smart cover. The only item traveling via “Brown” / UPS is my friend’s green smart cover, non-leather, whatever it is. That shipped out of TN. Don’t you love supply chain logistics for a launch like Apple’s iPad 2!?

  • Dude

    I got in line at 3:30 and was walking out with my new iPad by 5:30.

  • Gjohn3096

    I stood in line for 2 and a half hours

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