“iPad 2s are indeed being withheld by Best Buy, the retailer tells MacNN. ‘Best Buy continues to receive iPad 2 inventory from Apple on a regular basis,’ a statement issued by a PR manager explains. ‘As we’ve said previously, we are fulfilling customer reservations first. Our stores have been asked to temporarily hold non-reserved iPad 2 inventory for an upcoming promotion. This is a customary practice for us when there are supply constraints. Best Buy enjoys a great partnership with Apple, and we’re delighted by customer response to iPad 2,'” Electronista reports.
“Since Thursday accounts have filtered in claiming that US Best Buy outlets are pulling iPad 2s from sale,” Electronista reports. “Apple COO Tim Cook has reportedly denied any knowledge of iPad 2s being held back. ‘My understanding is most of their [Best Buy] stores sold all of their initial supply on the first night of the launch and the balance were out by the following day,’ an e-mail response says. ‘I am not aware of any units being held.'”
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