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Apple's new iPad sells out online

12 March 2012

You will have to queue to get one on day one

If you tried to order the new Apple iPad on the day it was announced, then gave up because the site crashed, we have some bad news. There are none left online for launch day delivery.

To be fair to Apple, there have been a few days for ordering, even if the servers couldn't cope initially. But now all the initial stock is no more. Just like the last iPad in fact. Like the previous launch, there's now an option to order a new device, but there's quite a wait – two to three weeks to be precise. So if you want one on the day the new iPad is released, you might want to dust off your sleeping bag for a wait outside your local Apple store.

Actually, things might not be quite that desperate. More modest queuing is probably required at the likes of PC World, while John Lewis sold the iPad on the day of release last year online, although stock was swiftly snapped up. The mobile networks should have stock too, if you want to go down the data contract route.

According to USA Today, Apple has released a statement, saying: 'Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased. Customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date'. Orders are limited now to two per person, should you be planning on buying all the family an iPad.

Of course, this could be a bit of hype from Apple ahead of the launch. But if you really want an iPad on day one, you probably do need to plan a bit of time off and queuing. In the meantime, check out our hands-on with Apple's latest tablet.

Source: USA Today



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