well do they? "NO!" i hear from the back... well heres my story. its just that i ordered my Powerbook the NIGHT they were released, after appearing in the shop for just 5 hours. apple said the build time was less than 24 hours, or whatever it is they say for "its ready", and it was to take 2 weeks to arrive. that i could live with (barely)... but then it arrives 7 days early! missing out the Ireland visit the phone-guys said it was going to take. Woo! my first mac. amazing. then they go and release these semi-2G iPod Minis. bowled over by the battery times stated by iPod Lounge i start to feel my impulse buying muscles twinging. but i cannot, i am but a student! albiet still living at home so my money goes on games and nice pwetty things but still... so me and my girlfriend Caroline get engaged (NO! not like that!) in talks about me selling my old 3G ipod to her so i can run off and get a mini now. only as time passes i start to feel bad about my 3G, i mean i love it! but 26 hours battery is heaven sent for me. so i order one on saturday night with a build time of 2 days, but for some reason it says it wont be shipped by March 3rd. feeling a bit sad about everything i go online just 24 hours later and theres an email saying my order has been despatched! not only that but the 5-7 delivery days has been dramatically cut to 2-3 days! knowing my frustration of not having a hard drive MP3 player they send me my iPod. thats my little story that sums up my February. Apple have been so good for me so far. apart from the Apple Inner ear headphones i ordered last year, everything else has been fast and good. but i do have a question; is Apple usually this good with orders?