Monday, March 14, 2011

Apple iPad 2 Sells Out on First Weekend! (Video: Shot on iPad 2) *Launch sales exceed original iPad*

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Apple iPad 2 window display in Chicago Apple Store


Apple iPad 2 Sells Out on First Weekend!

The Apple iPad 2 went on sale on Friday, March 11, 2011 and promptly sold out online then at Apple stores in the USA. Delivery dates were pushed back from days to weeks. As noted by reviewers, the iPad 2 may not be revolutionary, but it is evolutionary.

Analysts are estimating as many as 600,000 iPad 2's may have been sold on the first weekend (beginning on Friday). This exceeds the 300,000 original iPads that were sold on launch weekend in April 2010 and 500,00 sold during the first week. Analysts are saying Apple could have sold even more if there had been sufficient inventory. The iPad 2 launch was broader, involving more stores, than the original iPad and there were no pre-orders this time. Additional shipments were reaching Apple stores on Sunday and Monday.

An informal Piper Jefferey survey of 200 purchasers over the weekend found 70% were new customers and 30% were upgrading from the original iPad. By comparison, the launch of the iPhone 4 had 23% new customers. 65% of iPad 2 buyers owned an iPhone.

Watch The Daily "iPad 2 Flies Off Shelves" On its first day of sales, the iPad 2 flies off the shelves from coast to coast. Video shot on iPad 2!



iPad 2 Is Here

March 11, 2011: iPad 2, the next generation of the magical device, went on sale today at all 236 Apple Retail Stores in the US and through the Apple Online Store. Every customer who buys an iPad 2 at an Apple Retail Store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPad 2 by setting up email, loading new apps from the App Store, and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPad 2 before they leave the store. iPad 2 is also available starting today at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Read more: apple.com/ipad


About Apple Inc.

Apple's Mission Statement and as described in press releases, "Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices."


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