I was out at a pretty good restaurant last night on Long Island’s North Shore called 388, if you ever get out that way and are looking for a solid Italian, that’s your spot.
Anyway, we spent the night talking about our kids as most 30-something suburban couples are wont to do. What everyone at the table (and probably in the restaurant) had in common was that the iPad 2s belonging to the dads had been essentially annexed by the children in a bloodless coup. Which means the dads are already getting either a second iPad 2 discounted from Best Buy or Amazon or have preordered the iPad 3.
In my house, we haven’t decided which way to go yet but but it’s clear that the four of us can no longer survive with just one (1st World Problems, LOL). As I type the two-year-old is sitting next to me wiping birds across the screen of the device I once thought of as mine.
The latest on ipad 3 preorders from the New York Post this morning:
SAN FRANCISCO — Customers hoping to preorder the new iPad from Apple may have to wait a little longer to get one.
Apple said in a statement that supplies of the new tablet it had set aside for preorders have sold out, and that the only way customers will be able to buy one when it is released on March 16 will be through an Apple retail store or through one of the company’s authorized resellers.
“Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts,” an Apple spokeswoman said. The company declined to release specific sales figures.
In other words, the saga continues and the beast from Cupertino grows stronger.