The much awaited second version of the iPad, Apple’s pioneer tablet PC, was already released in various Apple stores in the US on Friday, March 11, 2011. The iPad 2 lines in various Apple stores is the proof that the newly launched iPad is one of the most in demand gadgets.
Due to the volumes of iPad 2 orders received online, the shipping times which opened Saturday morning at 1 a.m. PT were quickly pushed from days into weeks. This gave iPad 2 fans, who want the new iPad immediately into their hands, the option to just fall in line in some of the Apple stores or its partner retailers such as Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and carrier stores for Verizon and AT&T.
At Apple’s store located in New York’s Fifth Avenue, it was reported that an estimated 800 people was in line waiting for the opening of the store. Amanda Foote, a college student who had the opportunity to be the first in the line sold her spot at 9am on Friday to an app developer named Hazem Sayed for $900. Foote got first in line after having been in the venue for 41 hours starting at 5pm on Wednesday.
When the original version of the iPad went on sale in April of last year, Apple said it sold more than 300,000 in the first day. It ended up selling more than 15 million in the first nine months, including 7.3 million to holiday shoppers in the October-December quarter. I wonder how many iPad 2 units were Apple sold during its first day of sale last Friday. Which do you think generated more sales during its first day of sale- the first iPad or the iPad 2?
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