Availability of Camera kit?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by opticalserenity, May 21, 2010.

  1. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    Anyone know if it's a available in apple stores?
  2. hualon macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    I've tried a couple of times. They don't have any anywhere. :-(
  3. Tulipone macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    Huntingdon UK
    I got one, but it was harder to get than the ipad!
  4. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    I got one from here: http://www.expansys-usa.com/d.aspx?i=195693 for a $10 premium - better than at Ama$on and e$ay where they are being scalped at $60 - $100. They had 15 units available when I ordered and they shipped it to me within 24 hours; I should get it any time now...

    I see that they are OOS and not expecting more until June 8th.
  5. sparkstsa macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    I ordered mine from Apple.com on May 2nd. It said on the order that is was to ship on May 24th. It actually shipped on May 15th from China. FedEx delivered it yesterday.
  6. evilyankeefan macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    I kept checking :apple: stores and they were always out, so I ordered one today. Estimated ship date June 21 :eek:

    If I go to a store and they have them, I can always cancel the order.
  7. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Whet into an Apple store the night before the day before the iPad 3G launched, and they had plenty. Was in the Apple store in Atlanta (Lenox) and they had them as well IIRC.
  8. jlyanks85 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2008
    I ordered one from the apple online store today, hoping to have it before I go away in july. I received a email saying it would ship around June 17th.
  9. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    Just got mine today. I am very happy with expansys and don't mind the $10 premium over MSRP - I really needed the camera kit PDQ.

    BTW, I tried the kit with my camera and it works like a charm!
  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    True about the Lenox store the day before but after Launch Day there have been none at any of the 3 metro stores and none in the foreseeable future according to sales at all 3. They finally advised me to just order online; 1 sales guy said he'd had to order it for himself. :rolleyes: So I ordered online & the 3-4 weeks to ship is proving to be disgustingly true. :(
  11. fishepa macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ordered mine from the apple store over two weeks ago and it still hasn't shipped.
  12. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    Mall of Georgia store has been out since launch day as well.
  13. mytran80 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
  14. StvPtrsn macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    I've been keeping an eye on Best Buy in the Sacramento CA area and as of now every store in the area claims to have them in stock. The same check earlier this evening showed them out of stock so maybe it's just a system glitch. I ordered one so we'll see.


    Edit: nevermind, it was a glitch. Bummer.
  15. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I wish the camera kit was more readily available. Everytime I go into the Apple Store to check to see if they have it, they don't, but they do have tons of the iPad dock and I don't see people buying them up.

    Maybe Apple should have devoted more resources to the Camera Kit than the iPad dock. I would have gotten the dock, but I also don't want to keep taking the iPad out of the Apple iPad case everytime I want to charge it either. On the other hand though, it would look cool next to have the iPad in it's dock, next to the iPhone in it's dock, charging on my desk at home.
  16. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    Not meaning to rub it in, but the camera kit is definitely worth waiting for. I got mine at a $10 premium ($39) from expansys (see my post above) because I needed it badly for our vacation.

    Well, we're on our vacation now and we didn't bring our Macbooks; only our iPads, my wife's DSLR camera and my point and shoot. It has worked out great! I load our iPads with pictures from both our cameras and send them out on email and Facebook. There are missing features in the software (can't merge events, etc) but they're not deal killers and I can fix them when we get home and download to my iMac. We are even happier now with our iPads.:)
  17. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    There were plenty on the shelves in the Trafford Centre Apple Store this morning.
  18. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    That must be why then, they are all in the UK sitting on the shelves, there are none here in the USA - Florida to be specific. I ordered one this morning from the Apple Store EPP site and the scheduled shipping date is June 28th with an estimated arrival date is July 2nd.
  19. Littleman macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2008
    Yep, tons this afternoon as well. 1 less now though.
  20. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Would call your local Apple Stores daily... that is how I scored mine.... :D
  21. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    The university I work at had a lot in its computer store. I didn't check the Apple store near me.
  22. skydancer macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2008
    Surrey, UK
    Mine was supposed to have arrived with the iPad on the 27th but I received an e-mail on Saturday saying it will now arrive on the first of June - my Orange micro sim card is included in this shipment too so maybe that was holding it up.
  23. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Got mine in the Glasgow Apple Store today. The sales guy said they ran out over the weekend and had just received a new batch.
  24. katbel macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2009
    Do we have to go to UK or Scotland to get one? :confused:

    Here in Canada is even worse
    Ships in June.. :(
    I went in all stores BestBuy LondonDrugs FutureShop
    and of course started from the Apple Store.. nobody has it
    Why is there a shortage of such small connector and no other manufacturers
    are coming out with it?
  25. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    Maybe the UK tourists should start importing them to us!

    I want one, but just can't seem to hit the order button.....

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