“Just two days after Apple launched the iPad 2 in Australia, official Apple stores and resellers across the country are sold out and many don’t know when they’ll receive more stock, leaving hundreds of customers disappointed,” Patrick Stafford reports for SmartCompany.
“Queues at Apple Stores reached into the hundreds on Friday afternoon, with some waiting for over one day to get their hands on the iPad 2,” Stafford reports. “Apple stores in Sydney and Melbourne drew crowds of hundreds, while resellers also drew large crowds. There have been reports of hundreds waiting outside Next Byte, JB Hi-Fi and Myer stores.”
“These resellers have already begun to sell out. Apple Stores in Sydney and Melbourne have sold out completely on the weekend, with some selling out of the white versions of the device as early as Friday afternoon, shortly after launch,” Stafford reports. “Stock disappeared although Apple was limiting iPads to just two per customer and some resellers were encouraging those in queues to buy just one iPad each.”
Stafford reports, “But the demand isn’t limited to just Australia. The gadget launched in 25 countries last Friday and already stock has begun to sell out in London, according to various reports. Resellers including John Lewis are completely sold out.”
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