Apple’s 5th Avenue flagship store in Manhattan may have sold as many as 7,200 iPad 2 units on its March 11 launch day. Apple hasn’t confirmed any launch day sales figures yet, so this number comes from an anonymous “well connected” source, according to Business Insider.
Lines at the 5th Avenue store stretched around the block last Friday, and customers waited in line for hours hoping to get an iPad 2 before inventories were depleted. In-store shoppers that didn’t get their iPad by Saturday were out of luck because Apple’s supply nationwide had already been snatched up.
Online shipping times for the iPad 2 have been pushed out five weeks because of demand, too, which means Web orders that weren’t placed within the first couple hours of availability on Friday could be on hold for quite a while.
Apple’s new iPad 2 is thinner than the original, includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, front and rear-facing digital cameras, a built-in gyroscope, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, GSM and CDMA 3G wireless data support, black or white color options, and more.