Unsurprisingly, some Apple stores are still having trouble meeting demand for the iPhone 4 and iPad. Currently, If your local store doesn't have the configuration of either device that you want, they will put your name and the product you want on a "Priority List." Boy Genius Report has received a tip from an internal Apple source that said that the company is very interested in clearing out these lists, possibly by this weekend. Some stores have reservations of between 500-1000 iPhone 4s and 250-750 iPads.
To help move through the lists, the tipster has said that Apple is aiming for a "all hands on deck" approach this weekend, similar to when a major product launches. Additionally, some stores may even open early on Sunday to help move iPads and iPhone 4s. BGR believes that after all of the waiting lists have been cleared out, sales of iOS devices could total between 500,000 and 1,000,000 over the weekend.
This move would definitely make sense for Apple. They can make a big push to get more iOS devices into people's hands and clear out the iPhone 4 waiting list before the white model launches. I'm surprised to hear that some stores are still having trouble keeping the iPad in stock almost four months after launch, but Apple's Q3 earnings report did say that the device was selling almost as well as all of its Mac computers. Are any of you on a waiting list for an iPhone 4 or iPad?