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    So I was going to get an iPad 1 at a VERY good price, an Apple Rep even thought this would be a good test to see if I even needed the iPad 2 speed (14 days to try as few are buying the 1). However, apparently Apple has pulled iPad 1 stock from their retail stores. Anyone else heard of this as I thought it was weird?
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    What will they do with the iPad1s they've pulled back? I can't see they can use them for anything other than warranty replacements for iPad1s returned for repair.

    Tim
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    iPad 1's aren't being produced anymore, so when Apple runs out, they just have to stop selling them. But you can still buy refurbished iPad 1's.
    Just go to
    apple.com->Store->Refurbished iPad(it is hidden in the left bottom corner)
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    I got the impression that he was suggesting that this wasn't simply a question of running out of stock, rather this was a case of Apple actively removing new iPad1s from their stores.

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    Wow, supplies are that low on iPad 1s that they are centralizing the remaining stock for online order? (my guess)

    Sounds like Apple produced just enough then. ;)

    *edit*

    Well strike that though then. Ninja'd by Tim XD
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    Agree. I just had a store that was going to price-match an iPad 1 64GB to at&t and the price was awesome. They did not want to match but I have a store credit and my next step was to do whatever I could to get my $$ back and go to at&t to buy it.. they were being smart and keeping the $$ in the store IMO. Now apparently this option is gone. We'll see as I have four Apple Stores near me so I may try again today.
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    So - your 'baby' arrives tomorrow??!!

    I hope you enjoy your new iPad...let us know if it arrives...

    Tim
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    Thinking back to my old Supply Chain days this makes perfect sense.
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    Yep :D. Actually I've been checking the tracking number and it's sitting at the local distribution center. I asked for them to hold it at a local shop. I'll be checking it all day and see if it gets there for pickup a day early :p. I'll be adding to "official owners" thread when I have it.

    Just in time to. The lunchtime volume has been steadily increasing. So I'ma hook it up the cafeteria projector and display one if volume meter apps I found a while ago for my iPod. I've done it before in a more round-about way but the iPad makes a nice all-in-one for tormenting children with facts. (Yes children, you are as loud as jet engine at idle)
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