Educational Institutions vs. Business Users

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kes601, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. kes601 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    Maybe somebody can shed some light on this, and it is not iPad specific, but in this case it does involve the release of the iPad 3G.

    When I was in line picking up my WiFi iPad, business customers were allowed to move to the front because they had reservations, that is all fine and dandy. But, educational institutions who pre-order the iPad 3G (and also this happened on the WiFi iPad) are not having them shipped until AFTER the release date (we have confirmed this on the 3G model as well).

    I don't get it. Why does Apple give preferential treatment to business customers, but make educational institutions wait for shipments?

    Granted, it will more than likely only be a few a days late, but this pushes it back to where a couple of us going on vacations won't have them for the vacation.

    Anybody have an ideas why this is the case?
  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Not sure why they would let business customers in early...everybody waited on the same line when I got mine.
  3. kes601 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    They were able to make reservations in 15 minute increments, a couple had 9am reservations.

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