iPad Launch (UK)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPaddy, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. iPaddy macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,
    Do you think the iPad will have a huge launch, like the iPhone did, where senior VP's came to the UK and there were huge queues outside most of the apple stores, especially the London one.
    Do you think there will be that sort of fuss this time? The reason I ask is, I want to be one of those in the queue.

    Paddy
     
  2. DDave macrumors regular

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    Yes I think there will be lines, just like there will be lines here in the States. Hopefully you won't have to wait too much after they are released here to get one.
     
  3. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    I think it's almost certainly probably a possibility that the launch might be a big deal here in the UK, or not.
     
  4. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    Worldwide availability in 60 days was what was said at the keynote. We could get it before you if it's the same time/date across the world as it has been with other products.
     
  5. iSlate Fanboy macrumors member

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    I'm expecting an 'iPhone like' launch for the UK.
     
  6. Gymgenius Suspended

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    Where any Apple Store outside London had about three people queueing outside it, lol.

    I will buy mine the day after launch day I think, or pre-order it (if available).
     
  7. Axegrinder macrumors regular

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    I wonder if it's worth ordering one online and waiting for delivery or risk going on the day (30 miles) only to find they've all sold out! :eek:
     
  8. iPaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I plan on going a good 10+ hours before it's released. With the iPhone launch I remember people being in the queue for like 15 hours.
     
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  10. PrinceDraven macrumors regular

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    Not sure about 10 hours, but i intend having one on launch day, whatever it takes. I can see me using it at least 3-4 hours a day.
     
  11. iPaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone been to an Apple launch? Apparently there's free tshirts etc?
     
  12. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Well i'll be getting the 3g model so hopefully most people would have bought the wifi only version and the hype would of cooled down.

    Besides, loads of shops will be selling them just like the way they currently sell ipods and the touch. Just the other day i was on the game.co.uk and they already had ipad coming soon adverts up.
     
  13. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I know they used to give out goody bags of software and hardware, and even iPods at new store openings, but I don't know if they do anything like this for product launches.
     
  14. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Will there be a fuss?

    Hell Yes. The stock will be smaller than the initial demand. We will see, but the UK will be able to gauge this better having seen the US reception to the product launch.
     
  15. iPaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I suppose as more information is released closer to launch, that will affect my decision. I live in Manchester, but will probably travel to London, depending on what they put on.
    How exciting.
     
  16. Gavbo macrumors member

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    .... How sad
     
  17. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    How grumpy! :p
     
  18. testcard macrumors 68020

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    At the very least I'm guessing a National Holiday, street parties and a General Election.
     
  19. applemike macrumors 6502

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    A New apple store opening near where i live, Newcastle!!! should be open for the launch of the iPad, and hopefully ill be going on launch night/day!!!

    :apple:Mike
     
  20. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Dress warm. It's not in the Bigg Market is it? :eek:
     
  21. Ka Ora! macrumors regular

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    I thought the out going prime minister got burnt at the steak. Whilst holding the new product, to see how fire retardant it is.
     
  22. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I live in the US but if I were to live elsewhere I would do this kinda approach. Pre-order online and if my order hasn't shipped yet, I would try to get one at launch or next day. If I were to get one at the store, I would cancel my online order. This all depends if my online order ships or not.
     
  23. applemike macrumors 6502

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    Big market, your joking, it would never get built!!! get bricked every friday and saturday night, I think its in eldon square!

    :apple:Mike
     
  24. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Useful to know - might drop in next time I'm up there. I'm an expat Geordie.
     
  25. applemike macrumors 6502

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    Nice, its only 20 mins on the train from where i live, so get there stupid hours before it opens with the iPad, then get the iPad, then come home and play with it on the train!, even though ill have no 3G or anything, im sure playing around with it will be fun!

    And im still trying to get the managers job there, just need to send my application off! but i think it may have been filled in the recruitment drives

    :apple:Mike
     

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