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iMJustAGuy
Mar 30, 2010, 09:04 PM
Just spoke with Apple, Cases WILL NOT begin shipping until 4/3. He said that only a very small fraction of cases had already begun shipping but they will most certainly NOT be delivered on the 3rd. He said they will begin shipping them out that day. I lied and said that I had already spoke with someone else who said the opposite and he said he can assure me that we will not get our cases until the next week. LAME.



racer1441
Mar 30, 2010, 09:25 PM
LAME.

Hardly. We'll have the iPad. Come up with something temporary, and it'll be fine.

I'd rather have the iPad first than be sitting with just a case.

firteen888
Mar 30, 2010, 09:28 PM
What about in store though?

iMJustAGuy
Mar 30, 2010, 09:39 PM
Hmmmm... I didn't ask about that. I assume they will be available then.

I can just see something happening to it. I work in an ER and am the most Apple obsessed but EVERYONE has iPhones and loves them esp since we get a 24% discount from AT&T. Anyway, I promised everyone I'd bring it in on Sunday and I can just see people setting it down and turning it while its laying there on the counter scratching the back up... NOOOOOOO!

Sleazy E
Mar 30, 2010, 09:44 PM
you can live a few days without a case :rolleyes:

iMJustAGuy
Mar 30, 2010, 09:47 PM
Honestly I'd rather not get my iPad until I have the case to go with it. I KNOW something is going to happen to it, a scratch or SOMETHING.... however, I also know I am going to be pissed when I get my case if I find out that I am unable to fold it flat backwards like a notebook...

Maaz
Mar 30, 2010, 10:07 PM
my case is shipping on the 3rd. i should have it soon. I might be going to bestbuy in the morning and buying the apple case, and then when i get it delivered ill just return the new one to bestbuy.

monksealpup
Mar 30, 2010, 10:16 PM
Honestly I'd rather not get my iPad until I have the case to go with it. I KNOW something is going to happen to it, a scratch or SOMETHING.... however, I also know I am going to be pissed when I get my case if I find out that I am unable to fold it flat backwards like a notebook...

So just don't open the box until the case arrives. What's the big deal?

thrill5one6
Mar 30, 2010, 10:18 PM
If my case doesn't arrive Saturday I will try to get one at the local apple stores in my area. Don't want any scratches

OneMike
Mar 30, 2010, 10:22 PM
Just get the iPad and leave it home until you get a case. Simple solution.

If you use it at home and don't put it on a hard surface or drop it you won't scratch it. Plus we don't even know how scratch resistant it is yet.

thejadedmonkey
Mar 30, 2010, 10:23 PM
So just don't open the box until the case arrives. What's the big deal?

-Steve
Sent from my iPad

You sound like steve jobs.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 30, 2010, 10:24 PM
So just don't open the box until the case arrives. What's the big deal?

Temptation will win. Always.

Westin
Mar 30, 2010, 10:24 PM
My solution:

Going to an ASC Bestbuy and getting one, then canceling my order for one

bludodge
Mar 30, 2010, 10:25 PM
Hell tell us more about this 24% discount...........

MICHAELSD
Mar 30, 2010, 10:30 PM
You sound like steve jobs.

Clever ;).

I've got to say that I definitely want my iPad in a case from day one. Aluminum isn't too difficult to damage, so I'm going to hope there's an Apple iPad case available when I pick mine up on launch day. Afterwards, I might buy another case if the Apple-designed case isn't too great, but it's better than nothing. Apple should invest research into making devices very scratch resistant during normal usage.

admanimal
Mar 30, 2010, 10:56 PM
I don't see how this is news given that the accessories have always said ships by 4/3 (at the earliest) as opposed to delivers by 4/3 like the iPad itself.

Unprocessed1
Mar 30, 2010, 11:48 PM
+1

I don't see how this is news given that the accessories have always said ships by 4/3 (at the earliest) as opposed to delivers by 4/3 like the iPad itself.

MythicFrost
Mar 30, 2010, 11:53 PM
Hardly. We'll have the iPad. Come up with something temporary, and it'll be fine.
I agree, one layer of glad (plastic) wrap, remove the area over the screen, a layer of bubble wrap, remove the area over the screen, then finally 5 layers of glad wrap, and remove the area over the screen.

The perfect home made solution -- it bounces too.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 30, 2010, 11:59 PM
Hell tell us more about this 24% discount...........

I work for Baptist Health Care at Baptist Hospital ER and AT&T offers us a 24% discount. I guess it depends on the (deal?) between your company and AT&T... I will say we have the highest I have seen. My father was in the military and he only gets 15%.


Anyway, I really did have high hopes that my case would deliver the same day as my iPad. :(

I agree, one layer of glad (plastic) wrap, remove the area over the screen, a layer of bubble wrap, remove the area over the screen, then finally 5 layers of glad wrap, and remove the area over the screen.

The perfect home made solution -- it bounces too.

GREAT IDEA!

+1

-1 :p

Night Spring
Mar 31, 2010, 12:14 AM
Just put it in a large ziplock bag. Touch screen will work through it. I've done this before with an iPod touch. I was going to do the ziplock bag with the iPad, but I found that a local elctronics store has some iPad cases in stock, so I plan to go there before Saturday to pick one up.

bowlerman625
Mar 31, 2010, 07:44 AM
Woo hoo!

I'll have my case before the iPad 3G arrives.

Maybe I can get one of those cardboard iPads and put it in the case. When people ask me how it works I can tell them it's locked-up for some reason and will not reboot!!! Oh well.....

pyrodex
Mar 31, 2010, 08:03 AM
I work for Baptist Health Care at Baptist Hospital ER and AT&T offers us a 24% discount. I guess it depends on the (deal?) between your company and AT&T... I will say we have the highest I have seen. My father was in the military and he only gets 15%.

I work for Turner Broadcasting and we currently get 30% off but their discounts are semi restrictive such as the iPhone data plan of course. Oh we also get 50% off devices and accessories :)

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 01:03 PM
I work for Turner Broadcasting and we currently get 30% off but their discounts are semi restrictive such as the iPhone data plan of course. Oh we also get 50% off devices and accessories :)

DANG! Ours, however, isn't at all restricted.

citi
Mar 31, 2010, 01:37 PM
I don't see how this is news given that the accessories have always said ships by 4/3 (at the earliest) as opposed to delivers by 4/3 like the iPad itself.

I've seen several of these posts. I don't know why the verbage is so confusing

Ships by 4/3 means they have until 4/3 to ship the product. It's delivery padding. That does not mean they can't ship it early. Amazon does this all the time, and usually my product comes several days earlier.

Delivered 4/3 leaves no room for debate.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 01:44 PM
I've seen several of these posts. I don't know why the verbage is so confusing

Ships by 4/3 means they have until 4/3 to ship the product. It's delivery padding. That does not mean they can't ship it early. Amazon does this all the time, and usually my product comes several days earlier.

Delivered 4/3 leaves no room for debate.

That's the point of this thread. There is no "by 4/3" He specifically told me it won't ship UNTIL 4/3. None of them.

citi
Mar 31, 2010, 01:52 PM
That's the point of this thread. There is no "by 4/3" He specifically told me it won't ship UNTIL 4/3. None of them.

Then you original post doesn't make any sense.

He said that only a very small fraction of cases had already begun shipping but they will most certainly NOT be delivered on the 3rd.

How can they already be shipping and not be delivered by the 3rd? Are they shipping Alaskan Hucky Ground?

Also, what is a small fraction in Apple's eye? 20, 000 units ? 8,000 units?

Some people will have their cases, just not all.

GregGebhardt
Mar 31, 2010, 01:57 PM
I already have my custom iPad case, it arrived today. Came from Waterfield and it is perfect! Now if I had something to go in it!

check out www.sfbags.com:apple:

berkleeboy210
Mar 31, 2010, 02:03 PM
Why was I charged almost a week ago for it then?

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 02:40 PM
Then you original post doesn't make any sense.

He said that only a very small fraction of cases had already begun shipping but they will most certainly NOT be delivered on the 3rd.

How can they already be shipping and not be delivered by the 3rd? Are they shipping Alaskan Hucky Ground?

Also, what is a small fraction in Apple's eye? 20, 000 units ? 8,000 units?

Some people will have their cases, just not all.

I figured you'd be smart enough to take that into account when reading my previous post.

And no, not some people... "a very small fraction" of people will have their cases on launch.

admanimal
Mar 31, 2010, 04:03 PM
That's the point of this thread. There is no "by 4/3" He specifically told me it won't ship UNTIL 4/3. None of them.

Anyone with reasonable expectations would have assumed that Apple would fully stretch their "ships by 4/3" to shipping on 4/3.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 04:10 PM
Anyone with reasonable expectations would have assumed that Apple would fully stretch their "ships by 4/3" to shipping on 4/3.

Not really, by means by, not on.

danny_w
Mar 31, 2010, 04:16 PM
Slightly OT here, but what is everybody's favorite of the 3rd party cases? The Apple case does not get very good reviews and I want something else, particularly something with a little space to hold accessories such as the camera adapter and cables.

Prolif1k
Mar 31, 2010, 04:20 PM
Slightly OT here, but what is everybody's favorite of the 3rd party cases? The Apple case does not get very good reviews and I want something else, particularly something with a little space to hold accessories such as the camera adapter and cables.

It doesn't get good reviews? Are you serious? Nobody has one yet; that's not even possible.

Maybe it will end up getting bad reviews, but as of now that's entirely false.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 04:20 PM
Slightly OT here, but what is everybody's favorite of the 3rd party cases? The Apple case does not get very good reviews and I want something else, particularly something with a little space to hold accessories such as the camera adapter and cables.

Off topic as well, though not related to your post while not intentionally avoiding it either; Do you know if you can fold the case while open "flat-backed" to the iPad?

danny_w
Mar 31, 2010, 04:22 PM
It doesn't get good reviews? Are you serious? Nobody has one yet; that's not even possible.

Maybe it will end up getting bad reviews, but as of now that's entirely false.
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-ipad-case/

danny_w
Mar 31, 2010, 04:23 PM
Off topic as well, though not related to your post while not intentionally avoiding it either; Do you know if you can fold the case while open "flat-backed" to the iPad?
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-ipad-case/

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 04:24 PM
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-ipad-case/

Thanks for that. However, it still doesn't show if it does or doesn't. That one side picture may just be to show how it can be tilted.... hmmm... guess I'll just have to wait and see.... (BUT NOT ON LAUNCH :mad:)

citi
Mar 31, 2010, 04:44 PM
I figured you'd be smart enough to take that into account when reading my previous post.

And no, not some people... "a very small fraction" of people will have their cases on launch.

It's not about me being smart enough, it's about you communicating effectively. I can only take what you give me, and what you gave me was a contradiction.

admanimal
Mar 31, 2010, 04:46 PM
Not really, by means by, not on.

No, "by" means up to and including the specified date (i.e. "not later than")

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/by

Definition #6

EddyP
Mar 31, 2010, 05:09 PM
Just put it in a large ziplock bag. Touch screen will work through it. I've done this before with an iPod touch. I was going to do the ziplock bag with the iPad, but I found that a local elctronics store has some iPad cases in stock, so I plan to go there before Saturday to pick one up.
:)
I did that with my iPhone on vacation. It was nice to be able to take care of emails for work from the pool.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 05:10 PM
No, "by" means up to and including the specified date (i.e. "not later than")

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/by

Definition #6

I know it means it can be delivered on the 3rd AS WELL... Get the morning gunk out of your eyes, open them, and read what I'm saying. I was told that they FOR SURE were not shipping UNTIL the 3rd. "by" means any day up to and including that day. ON means ONLY that day. Get it?

:)
I did that with my iPhone on vacation. It was nice to be able to take care of emails for work from the pool.

Lol I put foam on the back and wrapped my touch up in Plastic wrap which is what I may do. It's ghetto but it works! lol. I just really wish it was coming with my iPad.

admanimal
Mar 31, 2010, 05:33 PM
All I'm saying is that shipping on the 3rd is completely consistent with what they originally stated and not really news.

bytethese
Mar 31, 2010, 06:06 PM
That's the point of this thread. There is no "by 4/3" He specifically told me it won't ship UNTIL 4/3. None of them.

Well, since I have checked the iPad a few weeks ago, the case always said "Mid April". Seems like it hasn't changed:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361ZM/A?mco=MTcyMTgxODY

Why the confusion on this?

msduncan
Mar 31, 2010, 06:08 PM
Well, since I have checked the iPad a few weeks ago, the case always said "Mid April". Seems like it hasn't changed:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361ZM/A?mco=MTcyMTgxODY

Why the confusion on this?

Maybe because the people that ordered the first few hours had (and still have) "Ships by April 3rd".

Rumors of delayed shipments didn't surface until after I ordered a few days later. Had I known I might well have ordered a 3rd party case instead.

melman101
Mar 31, 2010, 06:09 PM
Anyone know if they will be in Apple stores?

bytethese
Mar 31, 2010, 06:40 PM
Maybe because the people that ordered the first few hours had (and still have) "Ships by April 3rd".

Rumors of delayed shipments didn't surface until after I ordered a few days later. Had I known I might well have ordered a 3rd party case instead.

"Ships by April 3rd", key phrase. Didn't say delivered. I'm still wondering what the confusion is?

EddyP
Mar 31, 2010, 06:53 PM
"Ships by April 3rd", key phrase. Didn't say delivered. I'm still wondering what the confusion is?
Yeah, I don't get it either. I think some people will find anything to bitch about.

"My case won't be shipped until the 3rd when Apple said it would be shipped by the 3rd"
"Apple ripped us off for not explaining to us that we didn't need to pay extra to have our iPad delivered on the 3rd"
"I'm mad UPS won't say my iPad will be delivered early Saturday morning. I don't want to wait until the afternoon"
"The iPad won't display full HD"

mac jones
Mar 31, 2010, 07:44 PM
I wouldn't get worked up over this case. Wait two weeks and by then there will be lots of cases

Apple's case may end up being a dog. Frankly, it looks funny to me (functional but cheap looking)

My God there are going to be case upon cases.

just relax.

iMJustAGuy
Mar 31, 2010, 07:47 PM
Yeah, I don't get it either. I think some people will find anything to bitch about.

"My case won't be shipped until the 3rd when Apple said it would be shipped by the 3rd"
"Apple ripped us off for not explaining to us that we didn't need to pay extra to have our iPad delivered on the 3rd"
"I'm mad UPS won't say my iPad will be delivered early Saturday morning. I don't want to wait until the afternoon"
"The iPad won't display full HD"

You can chill out any time bro. I'm simply stating that my case NOR yours or anyone else's will not ship same day as our iPad.

SOME PEOPLE think they are saving the day with posts like your when really, THEY AREN'T.

I wouldn't get worked up over this case. Wait two weeks and by then there will be lots of cases

Apple's case may end up being a dog. Frankly, it looks funny to me (functional but cheap looking)

My God there are going to be case upon cases.

just relax.

Yeah man I just read a review of the case saying that it seems cheaply made. If it does in addition to it not folding flat back, I may return it, not sure though. Ill have to see when I get it.

I am VERY excited to see what cases they come up with. :D

EddyP
Mar 31, 2010, 11:14 PM
You can chill out any time bro. I'm simply stating that my case NOR yours or anyone else's will not ship same day as our iPad.

SOME PEOPLE think they are saving the day with posts like your when really, THEY AREN'T.
Lighten up, Francis.

I understand that the phrase "Ships: By April 3RD" means the case may not arrive at my house before April 3rd.

But you never know. My case may be one of the ones you said shipped already. :D

Mark Booth
Mar 31, 2010, 11:20 PM
I'm waiting for the aftermarket case situation to mature a bit before making my decision. I've ordered the 3G model of iPad so I'll have a few weeks to decide on a case. I expect to see some very nice leather folios that are similar to Apple's case. That's what I hope to eventually get. If I can't find the right one before my iPad ships, I'll just try to be careful. If I get a scratch, big deal. When I put it in the case/folio, it will hide the scratch anyway! :)

Mark

dpoppitt
Apr 3, 2010, 10:16 AM
I also had the message from Apple about no Saturday delivery but I just got a call from UPS confirming my address because the driver is on his way!!! YEAH!! Maybe it was a big APril Fool's joke or just a PR stunt by APple to boost chatter about the IPad pre launch. Who knows?? I don't care I just can't wait to get a hold of my Ipad!!!