If there was any question about how well the cellular version of the iPad mini would do in China, you should have your answer with this tip from Apple Store China—you’ll have to wait at least two weeks for an iPad mini of any kind. It’s not just China either, ship dates to customers for the iPad mini in the U.K. is two weeks as well and a week in the U.S. and Canada.
In contrast, in the U.S., Canadian, U.K., and Hong Kong Apple Stores the iPad 4 shows “In Stock” for all sizes and models.
It’s real-world data like these that cast doubt on the “Apple is doomed” comments based on changes to iPhone 5 parts orders or other market data that suggests softening demand for Apple products.
It strikes me like saying that a popular hot dog cart isn’t doing as well because the line up for food is only one block long compared to a block and a half the previous week. Sure you have to watch for declines and keep your eye on the ball, but still Apple is very successful and I think there is a long ways to go before saying that Apple is headed towards rough times.
People still want and buy lots of Apple products and if tight supply of the iPad mini is any indication, world-wide demand doesn’t appear to be waning at all.
Via: The Next Web