Apple TV is Selling Out in U.S. Apple Stores, iPhoneTechie.com is now a proud owner of the new Apple TV unit
iPhoneTechie.com is a proud owner of the new Apple TV 2010 2nd generation model.
I got really lucky this afternoon when I called three of our local Apple Stores asking them the same questions I have been asking for past 2 weeks; “Do you have any new Apple TV 2010 / 2nd Generation Models in Stock?” and everyday I have gotten the same answer back; “Sorry Sir, we’re sold out and have no idea when the next shipment will come in“.
Today was my lucky day, after calling three different Apple Stores I have decided to give it another try. One of the Apple stores just received a shipment of the new Apple TV units and I was one of the lucky customers who just happened to be close enough to this particular store to get one.
JMP Research analyst Alex Gauna writes this morning that the new Apple TV is selling out in many of Apple’s U.S. retail stores, according to Barrons.
“We were not particularly surprised when we couldn’t get our hands on the Apple TV over this past introductory weekend in San Francisco, but
when the scarcity persisted into this week it got us to checking and we subsequently learned that stores across the nation were selling out of their inventory on the same day as receipt in Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.,” he writes, “and online representatives corroborated this strength extends beyond our 20+ store checks.”
Gauna estimates that the Apple TV is selling at a rate one quarter to one third that of the iPad, or at least 1 million units a quarter.