iPad mini pre-orders sold out Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 6:38 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Other companies could only wish for this kind of success. rattyuk Waiting for the Kindle Fire has sold out headlines… Oh, wait. tylernol Amazon did have a press release saying they had the “best Kindle Fire sales day ever” after the iPad mini was released. But who knows what that means? They sold 100 rather than 20? rattyuk Yes, they HATE releasing quantifiable numbers. VGISoftware All this squabbling over Apple and its products is hilarious. Apple’s “competitors” have nothing, and they know it. It’s sheer envy and desperation, nothing more. 120 BILLION in cash. . . wow. It’s like Tim said. There’s no cannibalization, there’re just more iPads that people ALSO want. We want an iPad Mini. . .or two. We also want the new iPad 4. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still love our iPad 2. There are most likely many productive uses for tablets in lieu of PCs, and I can see what Tim meant about the huge market potential for the iPad. For one example, I’m learning programming via ANSCA Corona SDK which uses the Lua language. So I have Text Wrangler running on my iMac for the coding and the device simulators. And I have Screens running on the iPad and can screenshare the iMac’s screen. So far, for me at least, there’s a lot of downtime where both the Mac and iPad are just sitting there waiting for my next actions, so it’s a light task, and one I can take with me and perform via cellular connections, too. Like any author, I can now have access to my work and do it whenever the “muse” inspires me, without having to lug a computer around. As much as I would enjoy owning a new MacBook Pro, I may not indeed need anything more than an iPad. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow I don’t assign much value to these pre-order sell outs until we know how many were made available for pre-order. But we will find that out eventually, and then we will have a metric from which to judge the success. Unlike a host of other tech companies, the most egregious case being the situation where a certain company claimed to have a significant minor potion of the tablet market without ever releasing sales numbers.