Although lines appeared shorter than usual for the iPad mini launch at many Apple Stores, the device nevertheless is selling out at a remarkable pace. According to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, the device sold out in just two hours in Apple’s flagship 5th Avenue, NY store.
Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is also at the Fifth Avenue store and has been monitoring availability of the various models. According to White, all three models of the white Wi-Fi iPad mini sold out in a little over an hour, with the black models following suit after about two hours. No additional shipments are expected at the store today.
Aside from the 5th Avenue store, 9to5Mac reports that numerous other Apple Stores in the U.S., Canada, and Singapore also sold out of stock rather quickly. Keep in mind, this is only for the WiFi version of the device, as 4G LTE versions are not yet available at all from retail stores.
The impressive collection of tweets below, originating from various Apple Stores (collected by 9to5Mac), tells the story quite nicely – people flew to Apple Stores to buy iPad minis. Apparently Apple’s “underpowered” and “overpriced” iPad mini wasn’t such a “disappointment” after all!
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Just went to Apple store to see iPad mini (3 hours after release) – amazingly light, but all sold out! 🙁#Apple #iPad #iPadmini
— Andrew Glen (@glen_andrew) November 2, 2012
iPad mini sold out in most stores after launch in Singaporehttp://t.co/mdSPtwg6
— LATAM XINHUA (@LATAMXINHUA) November 2, 2012
RT @swotam: FYI, Toronto Eaton Centre store sold out of iPad Mini for today. And, is closing for renovations on Sunday for 2 weeks.
— iPhone in Canada (@iPhoneinCanada) November 2, 2012
I Know It's Supposed to Be a Dud, But…Dept: iPad Mini sold out in 4 hours at local Naples FL Apple store.
— Jeffrey Matthews (@JeffreyMatthews) November 2, 2012
Also don't go to covent garden for the ipad mini, because its sold out there too
— Matthew Connell (@matthewconnell) November 2, 2012
Aberdeen Apple store almost sold out of iPad Mini's. only a few 64gb models left
— Chris ? (@MisterKapowski) November 2, 2012
Went to buy the iPad Mini and they were sold out. Apparently they sold out of the White 16GB in 30 minutes. Crazy.
— Trent Kocurek (@trentkocurek) November 2, 2012
Despite small lines for iPad Mini it's still sold out all over London. So Apple either haven't shipped many, or are very good at PR tricks.
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) November 2, 2012
Get yours soon, Apple says Palo Alto store (at least) is almost sold out. #ipadmini pic.twitter.com/tfq8wTjY
— scott budman (@scottbudman) November 2, 2012
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