19 Apr 2010

iPad demand and supply

I guess I was wrong when I wrote that you can Get an iPad cheap a few days back. Apple's recent announcement that they are going to delay launch of iPads outside the US. UK costumers have to wait for a month.

According to Apple, this is due to "unprecedented demand" of the iPad in the US domestic market. However, I really doubt it. My friends in the US tell me that people were not falling over each other to buy the iPad unlike launches of previous Apple products including the iPhone and that you can just walk into any APple shop and buy the iPad. This whole delay thing, smells like a good marketing ploy to create demand for it in the overseas market and it's apparently working. The pries on eBay have gone up and some online stores are making a killing.

Related stories:
Malaysia: Grey market iPads show up here
China: Chinese shoppers buying 'grey market' iPads

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