Any "Non-US" customers feel a bit left out?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Saberon, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if you fellow Canadians feel like I do, but it feels like we're on the backburner once again. I mean, the US can already pre-order their iPad's and have them delivered in 2 weeks, and Apple hasn't even announced Canadian pricing!! Canadians don't even know what the thing will cost to us, and we have to wait another 1.5 months to even get one.... I'm certainly feeling a bit discouraged with it all. You think they could at least tell us how much it's going to cost...
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Not that I'm particularly interested in getting an iPad, but I don't really feel left out. The distribution of the iPad is probably being held up by negotiations with wireless carriers, or some such boring detail (i.e. law/regulation review etc.).

    The good news is that it should be fairly smooth this time as existing deals with Canadian business (regarding the iPhone) should help in the process.

    I remember a few years ago the long wait we had for the Canadian iTunes store... the iPad will come out in the blink of an eye compared to that.
     
  3. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502

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    Ya I agree. The same thing happened with the iPhone. Canadians received it a year later after a deal was struck with Rogers. The hold up could be because now Bell may be involved too.
     
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    You won the gold medals in ice hockey and we get the iPad first. Sounds fair to me :p
     
  5. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Dammit, I was coming here to make an Olympics joke.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not really. I was going to wait to see how the 1st gen pans out first. Maybe I'll jump in when 2g comes out which should be after it rolls out internationally.
     
  7. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    I think this thread title should be renamed to anyone else other than americans feeling left out. I mean the uk has prices, sure but we can't to my knowledge order yet. I'm pretty sure that the us is the only place that has the whole who-har regarding the Ipad sofar.

    But no I don't feel left out mainly cos I don't have any money for one and have subscribed myself to idealogy that the second one will be better anyways :D

    PTP
     
  8. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Don't feel left out at all. I suspect that without the 3G feature we would've got it at the same time. Sounds like Apple have to talk to the other wireless carriers and negotiate some sort of flat rate. We will never get the AT&T price though. Our carriers stiff us on data...
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    I don't feel left out:p


    Isn't everywhere except for the US being left out for the initial launch? It's not like Canada is being picked on.....


    Why don't you just drive across the border and buy one at an Apple Store in the US? With the dollar so close to parity, and the sales taxes less in the US, you'll save a bit of $$$......and you can use that cash towards accessories.....
     
  10. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    lol that is pretty funny comment, although it was only hockey....:p
     
  11. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I am after a 3g model. It looks like we will get the 3g iPad around the same time as the US. I wish we could pre-order soon.
     
  12. Saberon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live an hour from the border, and 11 hours from the nearest apple US store...so...not possible.

    I wasn't saying Canada was singled out, I'm from Canada so I just made it the title. Internationally is what I mean.

    Not after the 3G model in any way, the subscription prices here would be garbage, was hoping the Wifi only could come early April
     
  13. patrixl macrumors regular

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    Let the Americans beta-test it for a month ;)
     
  14. flipshot macrumors 6502a

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    Since when has the UK had prices? Theres nothing on the Apple site, the only information I have seen has been rumours nothing official from Apple.
     
  15. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    And curling. :p
     
  16. kurzz macrumors 6502

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    That's what i was thinking. Let them get the first batch of defects. The rest of us can wait for the manufacturing fixes. :p
     
  17. goobot macrumors 603

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    apple is american. for all countries even in canada and Europe companies launch their stuff in their countries first.
     
  18. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    Im in the UK and yes - I do - but only in terms of information.

    Right now we don't even have a price yet. It'd be lovely to do a straight Dollar to Pound conversion but as we all know, it doesn't work like that.

    As things stand now my ENTIRE buying decision rests on the price. I want one, and I have a rough idea of how much I am willing to pay for each of the different models, but until we actually get price confirmations I'm in limbo.

    It's so agonising. I can wait until the end of April to actually get them, and I can wait for things like the iBook store, but this wait to find out the price is killing me..
     
  19. Saberon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly my point One love, you think they'd at least release pricing before anything...

    I mean..I can live with the fact that its almost 2 months until it comes to Canada, but for hell's sake tell us the cost!!!
     
  20. gjamesm macrumors newbie

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    I don't feel left out. I live right on the border and I ordered a 3G model to be shipped to a US address.
    I'm glad the dollar is almost par!
     
  21. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    It's a shame that Apple have them manufactured by Chinese factories. It's a real shame.

    Some companies don't have their product launched in their home countries. In fact, often there are regional modifications. Sony and Samsung launch a lot of their products in the US and Europe, for example. I have only been to Japan once but I saw some products there that I just cannot imagine would be popular anywhere else.
     
  22. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    Left out? No... I understand why the WW release was postponed.

    Impatient? Hell yes! :D
     
  23. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    I'm anxious, more than anything, or concerned.

    Concerned what kind of ripoff Rogers and its buddies might come up with for us this time around.

    I hope they'll offer us a similar deal to AT&T's pricing...please Rogers/Bell/Telus/Fido, please do us a favour for once and give us a deal for 3G. :(
     
  24. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    NO, I don't feel left out.

    1.) It prevents me from rushing in and getting the wifi only model 'cause I can't hang out any longer.

    2.) It will be good o see what faults are found in the first couple of months.
     
  25. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    For sure I feel left out. And I think most people saying otherwise that are in the market for an ipad are kidding themselves.
     

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