"Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad," Apple said in a statement this morning.Yet the reporter is forced to admit that iPads are still available on the store shelves, right there in Silicon Valley, a week and a half after these stores received their allotment. And notice that they didn't use the word "sold."
To really crank up the excitement, Apple's PR people have even ginned up a faux shortage.
People outside the United States who are hoping to get their hands on an iPad will have to wait a little longer than they expected. Apple said on Wednesday that it was delaying international sales of the iPad for at least a month due to strong demand at home.Oh really? I recall the iPhone was completely out of stock almost immediately after its release. Not so with the iPad, of which there are still plenty left on the store shelves.
Apple's financials will be very interesting next quarter considering that PR people can't spin 10-Qs like they can spin marketing stuff.