iPad pre-orders sold out for launch day, now shipping for March 19

US Apple Store new iPad pre-orders sold out

Looks as if the initial stock of pre-orders for the new iPad have sold out, with current orders now showing Ships by March 19th for U.S. customers. That means you can still order an new iPad, of course, you just have to wait longer to get it.

After Apple's new iPad event, Apple Online Store servers temporarily went down in flames with many users having pre-order issues. After a while, things seems to calm down but more pre-orders kept pouring in. UK and international customers got hit first followed quickly by others. LTE models seemed to be the first to go in the US and now we're seeing March 19th ship dates for all models across the board.

Were you able to get your new iPad pre-order in for a launch date delivery or was your order pushed back? Some of us as well as our forum members have received shipment notifications already. If you're in a country other than the US or UK, what are shipping estimates looking like for you?

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iPad pre-orders sold out for launch day, now shipping for March 19


Thanks for the quick update...gald it isnt 2 weeks like normal, after theyve been sold out...hope no recalls for whatever reason...my 2 year old daughter is the lucky one getting this iPad (3rd generation)

Your gettin it for your daughter? How lucky? I got the 16g but Im thinking of gettin the 32 instead seems the apps take a lot of memory now

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Dec03socketoutlet Yeap,i own an Ip4 and was thinking to udrpage to 4S but like u mentioned the udrpages are very marginal..speed also just a little bit faster than the Ip4,guess will wait for ip5? next year?

Ordered a 16GB "new" iPad Wednesday afternoon but cancelled it and ordered a 32GB "new" iPad Thursday afternoon. Shipping still said March 16 and the process was much quicker on Thursday than it was on Wednesday. No shipping confirmation yet.

Phew. Ordered my iPad yesterday, it says delivered on March 16th. The engraving reads
"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
Steve Jobs - 1955 - 2011"

Took me 4 hours to preorder my IPad black wifi + 4G 16 gig on AT&T but got a shipment confirmation late last night.

Apple Online order system was impossible to make order for hours after launch...thank goodness for the iPhone Apple store app...after hours and I don't know how many tries online....the iPhone app accepted my order for the new iPad one the first try--only took less than 3 minutes:) My advice for future reference is to try the iPhone Apple store app first!

Same here. Used the iPhone app, no problems. Status indicates engraving, with delivery still on the 16th

have done a benchmark on iPad 2(not sure how they got it) and the rultses shows that iPad 2 super fast. Although the rultses are tested using SunSpider 0.9.1, meaning it is just JavaScript. But look at

FYI my 2.5 yr old has his own ipad2. Got it when it came out. There are a ton of book apps and he also watches his educational videos that I have burned to mp4 files. It is awesome on trips and in restaurants.
Books totally helped his reading. He has been reading books (on his own) for months now.
Ipad2 and interactive books is definitely the education of the future.

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I ordered mine on 3/8/12, and I just got my shipping confirmation. I stuck with the 16 GB. I know the apps will probably take up more space, but I plan on cutting down the number of apps I add to this device. I also have a Seagate Wireless GoFlex Hard Drive so I will access my videos, music, books, and comics that way. I think I will be giving my current iPad (1st gen) to my brother for him and his family.

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I also vote for laptop. Yes, they are bieggr, but I can do all my professional task with them and, also, when I arrive my hotel at night, I can lay in the bed and watch a movie in my ThinkPad Trucos Sims Social's recent post ..

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