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sparks9
May 2, 2003, 07:46 AM
If any Europeans have information about the new iPods availability in Europe post it here.
Apple said May 9th, but maybe we'll get it earlier?

robbieduncan
May 2, 2003, 08:17 AM
Mine (ordered minutes after the UK store came back up) is still in the "Being Assembled" stage. I'm actually not that hopefully of even getting it by May 9th, let alone earlier!

sparks9
May 2, 2003, 12:59 PM
Even speculation will do...........

Jaykay
May 2, 2003, 03:45 PM
From what i can tell from my apple dealer, the new ipods will be here (in ireland anyways) around the 9th but not before then...

sparks9
May 3, 2003, 06:23 AM
I read on Spymac that some Norwegian guy's iPod shipped yesterday and will get to him this monday.

JupiterTwo
May 3, 2003, 06:27 AM
8-10 days for me from the 30th. Ready to ship on the 9th sounds about right.

Anyone know if they all come from Holland like the refurb stuff?

Can't wait - filling my time ripping tunes :p

sparks9
May 3, 2003, 08:10 AM
I don't know if I should order at the Apple.com store or wait till i can buy it in a shop (a real one) here in Denmark.

CrackedButter
May 3, 2003, 04:23 PM
I'm in the UK and mine shipped on friday, add 8-10 working days and its around the 10th-12th of May.

madrobby
May 3, 2003, 04:56 PM
I'm in Austria, and I ordered two iPods on 29-04-2003 in the Apple online store. Yesterday I received the "Order was sent" confirmation with a shipping date of "02-05-2003". I wonder how long it takes...? :cool:

Update: This is what the shipping information page at "Kühne und Nagel" (contracted delivery company) tells me at the moment:

http://profil.fesch.at/bilder/ipod.gif

CrackedButter
May 4, 2003, 05:53 PM
My K and N ETA is 6th May (just checked again), now thats either a good thing or its an internal ETA when delivering to another branch, i don't know, anybody care to tell me?

robbieduncan
May 5, 2003, 03:15 AM
Damn it mine hasn't shipped! When I got my new iBook last year the K&N ETA was useless. I am in the UK and that was the ETA of it arriving at K&N in Luxemburg (why?). From there it spent a day being transfereed to IEC and then another 2 days to reach me in London. Which model did you order? I'm getting a 30Gb and want to know if the reason it hasn't shipped is because it's a different model.

madrobby
May 5, 2003, 03:24 AM
Still no update at K&N... :( - most recent information is still "02 may 03 30 65 departed from product source for merge Apple; Taiwan"....

Falleron
May 5, 2003, 05:44 AM
I would be really interested what people think of the new iPods. I am planning to get one in the next couple of weeks.

madrobby
May 5, 2003, 05:54 AM
New update: The iPods are underway... :)

http://profil.fesch.at/bilder/ipod2.gif

CrackedButter
May 5, 2003, 06:51 AM
I ordered the 15GB iPod. If this is a internal ETA then i am not happy, why show internal delivery times and have customers view them?

Infact i hate ordering stuff from apple, but its a necessary evil, everything takes 2 weeks + to actually get here.

I ordered an update CD for my iBook on the 19th and its still not here! How long does it take to burn a CD and simply post it from Ireland, 10 working days according to Apple, if i knew another mac user in Blackpool with broadband my life of updating would be so much easier.

Plus today of all days is a bank holiday, i hate them as well!

I'm on a windows machine here at the moment so i cannot post a screenshot but basically its says it has arrived at EDC today and the ETA is 6th May.

Copied and Pasted as well:

05 may 03 40 60 arrived at EDC Apple; Taiwan 06 may 03
02 may 03 32 55 flight departed KN Taiwan 06 may 03
02 may 03 65 95 custom cleared (export) KN Taiwan 07 may 03
02 may 03 30 60 departed from product source KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 05 00 boxes scanned KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 00 05 Data received from supplier Apple; Taiwan 07 may 03
11 dez 02 32 15 flight assigned KN Taiwan 16 dez 02

sparks9
May 5, 2003, 10:54 AM
New info:

Today I emailed a computerstore called Officeline in Copenhagen which sells Apple products. A sales guy told me that they would get 10 & 15 gb iPods by the end of this week and 30 gb iPods at the end of next week.
I ordered a 15 gb... woohoo.

So it seems like Apple's date (may 9) may come true.

madrobby
May 6, 2003, 05:45 AM
New update:

http://profil.fesch.at/bilder/ipod3.gif

CrackedButter
May 6, 2003, 06:07 AM
06 may 03 40 00 arrived at transit hub Apple; Taiwan 08 may 03
05 may 03 30 00 departed to NDC KN Luxemburg 07 may 03
05 may 03 40 60 arrived at EDC KN Luxemburg 06 may 03
02 may 03 32 55 flight departed KN Taiwan 06 may 03
02 may 03 65 95 custom cleared (export) KN Taiwan 07 may 03
02 may 03 30 60 departed from product source KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 05 00 boxes scanned KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 00 05 Data received from supplier Apple; Taiwan 07 may 03
11 dez 02 32 15 flight assigned KN Taiwan 16 dez 02

Mine is now 8th May, also why isn't anybody else showing an ETA on theirs? The screenshots show up as being blank.

madrobby
May 6, 2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by CrackedButter
... also why isn't anybody else showing an ETA on theirs? The screenshots show up as being blank.

There are not ETAs displayed for me :( --> Look at the page source:

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=6> </td>
<td NOWRAP>04 may 03</td>
<td>32 55</td>
<td>flight departed</td>
<td>KN Taiwan</td>
<td NOWRAP>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>

CrackedButter
May 6, 2003, 01:41 PM
Your post made no sense to me, i am using the same courier yet i have an ETA in the ETA field and you guys who keep posting your updates do not show anything, why?

Mine is now the 9th of May, its left the transit hub:

06 may 03 50 00 departed from transit-hub Apple; Taiwan 09 may 03
06 may 03 40 00 arrived at transit hub Irish Express 08 may 03
05 may 03 30 00 departed to NDC KN Luxemburg 07 may 03
05 may 03 40 60 arrived at EDC KN Luxemburg 06 may 03
02 may 03 32 55 flight departed KN Taiwan 06 may 03
02 may 03 65 95 custom cleared (export) KN Taiwan 07 may 03
02 may 03 30 60 departed from product source KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 05 00 boxes scanned KN Taipei 07 may 03
02 may 03 00 05 Data received from supplier Apple; Taiwan 07 may 03
11 dez 02 32 15 flight assigned KN Taiwan 16 dez 02

robocop2000
May 6, 2003, 07:06 PM
Ordered mine in Australia on the 29th, still "being assembled", does that mean they are not in the country or that they can't send them out because they are not released yet?:confused:

madrobby
May 7, 2003, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by CrackedButter
Your post made no sense to me, i am using the same courier yet i have an ETA in the ETA field and you guys who keep posting your updates do not show anything, why?

As I said, they just happen to be not displayed for me. Trust me, I would be the first one to want to know the ETA date of my shipment... :confused:

robbieduncan
May 7, 2003, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by robocop2000
Ordered mine in Australia on the 29th, still "being assembled", does that mean they are not in the country or that they can't send them out because they are not released yet?:confused:

Mine (UK) says that too. Want it now!

pauld
May 7, 2003, 04:37 AM
The 'apple centre' in Soho that pretends to be an apple store said they would have them in by 'the end of the week'.

robocop2000
May 7, 2003, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by robocop2000
Ordered mine in Australia on the 29th, still "being assembled", does that mean they are not in the country or that they can't send them out because they are not released yet?:confused:

Just got email saying it has been shipped :) Don't know where it has been shipped from so can't predict how long it will take. Anyone know where they are sent from?

xcalibur
May 7, 2003, 05:28 AM
yup...same over here in london..all i can see is being assembled...how in the world did you see all that KN stuff? did you get it off the KN website or something?

Lebannen
May 7, 2003, 05:47 AM
Once it's shipped, they give you a tracking link.

FWIW, I ordered my iPod the second day; it shipped on the second of May, with an initial ETA of the 6th. This kept slipping, until when I checked it this morning it estimated the 9th, having just passed through a second transit hub.

However, I got it about an hour ago. Go figure.

Very nice; not 100% convinced by the solid-state scroll wheel yet, but this is a *lot* smaller than the original 5 gig unit. very slight LCD screen colouration at the top, nothing to complain about. Love it.

I got the 15 gigger, through the Apple edu store, in the UK.

CrackedButter
May 7, 2003, 06:07 AM
Mine says it is out for delivery and i should get it on the 8th which is tomorrow.

BTW, do you NEED the 2.5 update in order for the ipod to work properly or will it work fine on 2.1?

iwantanewmac
May 7, 2003, 06:14 AM
Got my 30 GB pod 2 days ago........
connections connections..........

CrackedButter
May 7, 2003, 06:56 AM
Sorry my bad, it arrived just 20 minutes ago!!!


Doesn't it look small?

pauld
May 7, 2003, 10:51 AM
Does anyone have the name of/a link to that Soho 'Apple Centre'?

madrobby
May 8, 2003, 02:21 AM
They should be here soon:

08 May 2003 07:34 Vienna Out For Delivery
08 May 2003 05:51 Vienna Import Received
07 May 2003 23:55 Liege Euro Hub Consignment Passed Through Transit Point
07 May 2003 23:55 Liege Euro Hub Consignment Passed Through Transit Point
07 May 2003 20:28 Luxembourg Shipped From Originating Depot
07 May 2003 18:40 Luxembourg Consignment Passed Through Transit Point

robocop2000
May 8, 2003, 02:30 AM
Apple Australia were kind enough to ring me to tell me mine will be arriving tomorrow!

madrobby
May 8, 2003, 07:33 AM
They are here! And they are great... :)

Cryocon
May 8, 2003, 08:18 AM
They already have them in Micro Anvika on Tottenham Court Road, London.

CrackedButter
May 8, 2003, 09:08 AM
I have had my first issue with the iPod.

I took it to work this morning and when i got their i realised the iPod wouldn't turn on. I had turned it off the night before when i went to bed. I wouldn't turn when i got back and charged it again! Talk about feeling bad, i just spent £300 on this and it doesn't work, i havn't even banged it. Anyway i read the manual and it said to reboot it, thankfully it worked but it was scary.

Anybody know why it did that? I had charged it last night and i don't think i have a faulty battery but it has been charging for the past 3 hours so maybe i left it on or something but it was inside its case when i put it down.

Anybody got its specs with regard to standby time rather than actual playing time.

sparks9
May 8, 2003, 06:25 PM
We need to keep this thread at the top...
so new info: the iPod wont be available before next week in retail stores here in Denmark.... :(

JupiterTwo
May 8, 2003, 06:41 PM
:( exactly.

someone's still 'assembling' mine :( .

ah well.... its the weekend :p

(still gonna miss sitting in the sun listening to tunes!)

Flowbee
May 8, 2003, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by CrackedButter

Talk about feeling bad, i just spent £300 on this and it doesn't work, i havn't even banged it. Anyway i read the manual and it said to reboot it, thankfully it worked but it was scary.



My "old" 20gb iPod froze a few times during the first month I had it, but hasn't frozen once in the last 4 months or so. It might just be a 'breaking in" period. I've read of similar experiences in the Apple forums. Nothing to really worry about. (But I remember the feeling of my heart stopping the first time my iPod froze.)

robbieduncan
May 9, 2003, 02:45 AM
I called Apple yesterday afternoon to find out what was going on. I was told that my iPod is scheduled to ship between the 8th (yesterday) and the 12th (monday) and will take between 3-5 days to arrive once shipped. So it will arrive within the timeframe int he confirmation email, but not within the timeframe that Steve announced.

CrackedButter
May 9, 2003, 06:42 AM
The issue i had with the iPod is nothing now and it works fine, i did format it by accident and nothing worked but i used the system restore feature and everything is okay.

The only problem is the iPod doesn't tell me when it is fully charged.

thebt
May 9, 2003, 06:46 AM
I finally ordered my first iPod yesterday! :D
And for the moment its "Being Assembled"...
It will take 8 to 10 days before I get it :( ... will be long days... :eek:

pauld
May 9, 2003, 07:43 AM
Micro Anvika in London have them in now.

Cryocon
May 9, 2003, 11:12 AM
I already said that a few posts up.

xcalibur
May 9, 2003, 12:05 PM
oh man..mine still hasn't even shipped yet..if not for the student discount i would cancel my order and run over to micro anvika right away! :)

pingin
May 10, 2003, 03:17 AM
No sign of these babies in France yet.

Went to a FNAC store in Paris yesterday and asked the guy when they would be in. There wasn't even an availability date in the system so he said it could be up to 3 weeks... :(

One online store, busiboutique, is giving a tentative date of 23 May,

I've waited so long already I can hang on a little longer.

robbieduncan
May 10, 2003, 02:22 PM
30Gb shipped via K&N ETA is the 15th

Oid
May 10, 2003, 03:45 PM
Just for info, my local Robert Sayles (UK) had them on the 9th, I bought one today... haven't had a chance to play with it yet though