New stuff in retail stores

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    We are pretty sure loads of new software by Apple will be released tomorrow. From what people have seen in the past, how long does it take the new software to hit Apple Retail Store shelves?
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    they will be there right now - in boxes i bet :rolleyes:
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Seem to recall last year that the Apple Store in SF had a supply of Shuffles straight after the keynote and then they took a week or so to make it into the other stores.

    iLife was available in stores from about 10 days after the Keynote and in the UK another week after that, I think.
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    Some stuff may be there tomorrow. Other stuff might take a week, or two, or three. IIRC, my Mac mini took about a week to ship after it was announced (I ordered it the day they were announced).
     
  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If the software is not for sale, is it possible that it will be installed on the Macs there? I wish to check out the new iLife and iWork if they come out tomorrow and plan to go to my nearest Apple store (45 minutes away) sometime soon. I wouldnt want to waste a semi-long trip for nothiing.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Would suggest giving them a call once you know when you're going and see what they have installed and on the shelf. I don't think iLife 05 appeared on the store Macs until closer to the arrival date. You'll probably find posts on here from people reporting seeing them arriving in store.
     
  7. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope so!:D :p
     
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    I expect that many Apple Stores already have the sealed boxes in the back, with orders not to unseal them yet, so even store employees won't know what's to be announced. They open them, and probably update their boot images (from which each Mac is refreshed) as soon as the checked flag is waved at the keynote.

    One disadvantage of Apple's secrecy: When you walk into that store right after new product announcements, ready with your questions about a new product's finer details, the store employees aren't going to be up to speed, because they found out about it just as you did.
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    Shoot, they find out about stuff AFTER we do here... because they're busy working the floor and not surfing the net like we are.
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    in the SoHo store they are always there the day after.


    Bless
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    They must ship them surface to the UK... they don't always appear in Regent St for a few days or longer :(

    Having said that, the new iPods arrived quickly so will keep fingers crossed.
     
  12. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    The retail stores already have iLife 06, I know that from an "unnamable" source. So iLife 06 will be coming out.
     
  13. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    Has any heard any rumors as to weather or not the Ibook will be released with Intel chip? I have been wanting to buy one, but I am just waiting...
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^^u got one more day to wait. just one more day and then we will see


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  15. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    Yeah just killing me... Its been hard not to just go buy one... Probably wont be able to sleep :)
     
  16. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Same here. My brother ordered a Mini 3 hours or so after they were announced, and it took about 1 week to ship. Our local Apple Store had them in stock that week though (but obviously they didn't have any BTO machines).

    It also depends on which product we're talking about here - stuff like iBooks and Minis are generally more available than the Pro line Macs with BTO stuff. Heck, it still takes awhile get a Quad with a 7800GT video card.
     
  17. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    Woah woah woah how do you guys know they are even going to release anything in the first place?

    I am only kidding don't flame me I want new stuff just as much( Even though what I want is as unrealistic as those 50" displays, i want an Airport Express Video!!!)
     
  18. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    woot

    sweet, i hope it is as full featured as we have been hoping.
     
  19. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    yes they are

    i have heard plenty of them.... they are starting to hurt my head...
     
  20. candyapple8 macrumors newbie

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    what time will they make an announcement and what time is the keynote speech?
     
  21. clayj macrumors 604

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    The keynote starts at noon EST tomorrow, I believe... and it should be done within an hour or so. So, by 1 PM EST tomorrow, we should know all of what's new.
     
  22. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^^well some of us who will be able to log on...expect a bog down at MR and apple.com for at least an hour.


    Bless
     
  23. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Sadly, that's true. Well at least we can stare at the online store :)
     
  24. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    not looking forward to that tomorrow:D
     
  25. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am going to an Apple Store in Saturday. Ya think I'll be able to try out an Intel Mac then? I really hope so, I want to check out all the new software too.
     

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