How come every other country has them?

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  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    But you can't buy one here in the us?

    BS

    None of the apple stores have them.

    Uk stores have them
     
  2. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    Do they? Since when?:confused:
     
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    I guess that the nice people at many US based tech blogs got theirs from overseas?
     
  5. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Many other countries don't have a ton of stores. Manhattan has more stores than all of China.

    Also keep in mind that major cities (read: NYC) have them in stock. It'll take a while for them to filter down to the other stores.

    And the bloggers who've got them received review units from Apple, they didn't buy them.
     
  6. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    I have six or seven stores around me (Los Angeles) and they all have them.
     
  7. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Payback for not sharing the iPad for two months. :p
     
  8. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    you need to get out more often.

    [ joke hat off ] -- maybe they are sold out or still waiting for the first batches to arrive
     
  9. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    I do need to go out more often, lol! I just didn't go out today because I 'd read somewhere that there wouldn't be any in store available today. I could have phoned my local apple store but somehow (I guess the recent ipad launch had influenced me) it just didn't cross my mind that they 'd have any today, seeing from the forums as they didn't have any in most U.S stores. So I just called up the web store to check on pricing and availability.

    Apple store here I come tomorrow though. :D
     
  10. lily69 macrumors regular

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    Do they sell 4G models or 256G/2.13G ones? Or just stock only?
     
  11. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I haven't heard about anywhere in Japan getting them yet.
     
  12. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    None in Toronto Canada. I also heard from a reseller friend of mine that although they are made in China, they ship them all back to USA first. Perhaps packaging or distribution happens in USA. It would make sense that Apple control all supply chain worldwide from the states...less chance of errors followed by dealing with another government and laws.

    Thoughts?
     
  13. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    BS. When I ordered my BTO MBP & iMac i7 they came from China straight to me in the UK and AUS. They didn't take a detour to be blessed by SJ's or tour the Grand Canyon !
     
  14. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    @Moodikar

    They go through the US first because Apple uses UPS for its freight shipping out of China - to that end, UPSs main distribution hub for North America is in Louisville.

    So I imagine that B2B (like those going to resellers) shipments come from Shanghai > Louisville > Wherever they need to go.
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Every other country? Does North Korea have them before the US???
     
  16. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

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    obviously it's a time zone thing, it is already tomorrow over there.... they get everything sooner than us, the sunrise, christmas, new years, i mean EVERYTHING.
     
  17. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    stock.
     
  18. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    No blessings from the master and no Grand Canyon tour? I've lost all respect for my macs. I am personally going to take them on that tour they missed and then to 4 infinite loop for the HIS blessings.
     
  19. amoayeri macrumors newbie

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    I went today to Montreal's Apple store and they didn't have it.
     

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