“Earlier this week we prominently posted that we would be brining you our Apple iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom with side-by-side testing report,” Mark Reschke reports for T-GAAP. “Unfortunately, we Three Guys and a Podcast took a bit of advice from our ‘good friend’ Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray.”
“The advice he gave all of us? Gene explained we shouldn’t expect any long lines for the iPad 2, as it was available at many retailers verses last year,” Reschke reports. “Perhaps Gene missed the fact that the original iPad was available for pre-order, while iPad 2 was available for pre-order for less than 24 hours before retail launch.”
MacDailyNews Take: By the time Gene’s done, crows are going to be an endangered species.
Reschke continues, “We took Gene’s advice with a grain of salt, but the result was we were three people away from securing an iPad 2 — yeah three people away — before we were told our Apple Store was sold-out. Our line was close to 400 people.”
More in the full article, including a video of the Apple Store line that T-GAAP was in, here.
MacDailyNews Take: The urge to type “told you so” is strong, but we shall refrain.
iPad 2 sold out at Apple, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, AT&T, Verizon retail stores – March 12, 2011
Walking the long, long Apple Store Fifth Avenue iPad 2 line; nearly 1,200 strong (with video) – March 12, 2011
Crowds line up for iPad 2 across the U.S.A. (with photos) – March 11, 2011
Related article: Piper analyst Gene Munster: Don’t expect long lines for iPad 2 – March 10, 2011
Long queues for iPad 2 reach hundreds – March 11, 2011