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BY STACEY WELSH
ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
Unfortunately, there isn’t an app that can bring the new iPad to your doorstep any faster. Apple sold out of the iPad on Friday. An Apple representative tells CNET it will be available in stores soon.
“Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts... Beginning Friday, March 16, the new iPad will be available for purchase at Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers on a first-come, first-served basis."
Some Twitter users took to the Internet to share their frustration:
"iPad ordered in white. 2-3 weeks shipping time :("
"I found the iPad 3 announcement especially disappointing because I’m still standing in line for my iPad 2."
With the iPad’s retina display, high speed LTE connectivity and voice-dictation features, KSDK-TV says the high demand doesn’t come as a shock.
“The device has sold out, no surprise, in pre-ordering. March 19th is the earliest shipping date for online orders. There is a limit of two iPads per customer.”
People who pre-ordered the new iPad online can expect it to ship by the 19th, but IntoMobile reports some die-hard techies who ordered the tablet in stores could get the latest model a little earlier.
“Those who braved the intermittently-working Apple Store over the last few days will be seeing their tablets delivered on the 16th, giving them the weekend to hold that retina display over their less-geeky friends.”
Apple expects the long lines in person and online to continue, but Computerworld says they should be used to this chaos after...
“...the Apple iPad 2 sold out on its first day of availability in the U.S., where shipping delays changed several times on opening day, first from two to three business days, then five to seven days, and finally settled on two to three weeks.”
Media outlets also report iPad orders to markets such as Australia, France, Japan and the U.K. will ship beginning March 22 and later.
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