iPad Pre-Orders Starting Next Week?
Word on the street says that iPad pre-orders may be starting as soon as next week, according to the usual unnamed “source familiar with the matter.” The sales would allegedly be starting in the US only on February 25. That’s roughly one month in advance of the release date that was projected, which would give them a month to gauge the demand they’re going to have on launch day and stock their stores accordingly.
Apple has made it more difficult to find out when shiny new toys are hitting shelves by concealing their freight records from the public, making it impossible to see when they’re moving said shiny new toys around. That leaves us with past experience, which supports the idea of pre-ordering starting about a month ahead of launch.