iPod If Jobs says "Available Today," will they already be at stores?

DVNIEL

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I was wondering, when the last time the iPod 5G was updated, was the iPod immediately available at stores? I'm hoping on the 5th, I can go straight to an Apple Store and pick one up. Is it most likely that they will be at the stores ready to be sold?

I figure they would since the recently released iMacs were announced to be "available today," that some stores sold them that same afternoon. Opinions would be great, hope to hear from you all.
 

IJ Reilly

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Jul 16, 2002
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you can usually buy it in store that same day when steve says something is available "today."
Not always, and certainly not at all Apple stores, from what I've been hearing. Even when new products are available on the first day, stock on hand can be inadequate.
 

HelixOmnimedia

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Jul 26, 2006
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Not always, and certainly not at all Apple stores, from what I've been hearing. Even when new products are available on the first day, stock on hand can be inadequate.
So there's very little chance of the new Glasgow Apple Store having them?
Just that I'm heading to Edinburgh on Thursday (6th) and need to change trains in Glasgow and I would buy one in person rather than over the net.
 

Applespider

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Doubt they would be in any UK stores on the 5th, most likely only the big US stores
They won't be in UK stores on the 5th since they're not announced til 6pm our time. There are deliveries booked in from Thursday morning onwards - we're expecting an iPod delivery from Apple to our main warehouse on Thursday am with couriers redistributing to stores on Thursday pm/Friday am depending on location.
 

J@ffa

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Jul 21, 2002
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They won't be in UK stores on the 5th since they're not announced til 6pm our time. There are deliveries booked in from Thursday morning onwards - we're expecting an iPod delivery from Apple to our main warehouse on Thursday am with couriers redistributing to stores on Thursday pm/Friday am depending on location.
The store on Regent Street will get them first, I presume? If couriers were to bring them there on Thursday, will they be available then or on Friday? I work not far from there and I'm ready to buy immediately, so :D
 

Buschmaster

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Feb 12, 2006
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That is how I got my MacBook, but those weren't released at an event. Also how I got my 5G iPod, I believe. Well, or attempted to until my credit card was declined and I had to go back the next day with a check! Laaaaame.

Interesting story though, I had a white one the first day and a black one the second day. And now I want a white one rather than my black one.

Stupid bank and debit card not allowing transactions more than 250 because I'm young.
 

rockthecasbah

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I can't say whether or not they will be in store that day, but you can go to Apple's retail site, get the phone number for your store, and call that day after announcements ;)

link.
 

netdog

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New iPods will be in store on the 5th for sure. Don't know about the multitouch ones, but definitely the new Nanos and probably all of them.
 

J@ffa

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I usually keep my toys for a really long time and don't sell them off, so this engraved message would be great if it was lost or stolen. How does the free engraving work? Do you request it at the retail Apple Store at the time of purchase, or is it only offered if you buy online?
It's online only, as far as I can tell. I suppose they could order one in for you but only if you paid instore, and the wait would likely be just the same — that is, if they even offer that which I don't think they do. But you can get it engraved anywhere, like at jewellers or suchlike though probably not with the Apple font!
 

Chris Bangle

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I went to Bluewater Apple UK day after the aluminimum imacs were announced and they were setting them up at the back of the store. It was late wednesday afternoon. 4pm... 20ish hours after the event.
 

ddk121

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I have an Apple Reseller near me (AT Computers, Cardiff). The store is nearly identical to an Apple Store, just a bit smaller. They only sell Apple products! I hope the have the new iPod's by Friday, as I am going away on Monday ;)
 

aethelbert

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No returns as in only if you decide you don't like it, right? I'm sure you can still return it if it doesn't work.
Well, if it doesn't work, then you get it repaired or replaced under warranty (or through paying if AppleCare is expired). You don't return it, exactly. They just don't want to take a working iPod back with engraving as that destroys its value to others.