iPad removed from Apple Store UK

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Yixian, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    http://store.apple.com/uk

    Where once there was a placeholder "click here to learn more about the iPad" image, now there is none. Not sure how long this has been the case, but can't have been more than 24 hours.
     
  2. flanger macrumors newbie

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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Maybe they've decided the UK aren't getting any iPads.

    Ever.
     
  4. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they are preparing to open pre-orders in the UK shortly? Although why wouldn't they just switch from the placeholder to the pre-order directly? hmmm
     
  5. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    What are you talking about? Is on the front page and there is its own section too.
     
  6. flanger macrumors newbie

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    Those pesky overseas colonies, always causing troubles.
     
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  8. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    Still on the UK education store, but not on the regular UK store :confused:
     
  9. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    PLEASE be something about pre-orders.. or at the very least a price list!

    The wait for such minor snippets of information here in the UK are ridiculous.
     
  10. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's gotta mean something, why else would they remove it?
     
  11. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    Am hoping its pre-orders too. I get paid tomorrow :)

    If we don't hear something soon, I am going to get tempted to pull the trigger on one from eBay, which could be a whole world of pain.
     
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    just had an online chat with apple UK on the store and asked them why - got cut off after them saying they do not have any more info at this time -

    gutted
     
  14. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    Well they're not going to say anything until pre-orders are officially announced so I wouldn't take that as a measure of whether anything is imminent or not.
     
  15. alexdudman macrumors member

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    I got cut off too, the conversation went something like this:
    Her: "hello, my name is Yvonne. How may I help you"
    Me: "Hey Yvonne, when will you be taking pre-orders for UK iPads?"
    **The Chat Ended Unexpectedly, please wait a few moments or call us on ...**.

    I then tried re-connecting but it didn't connect me to anyone.
    I was just curious as to what they might tell me, I am obviously aware that they arn't allowed to say anything before its officially announced.
     
  16. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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  17. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    lets hope we hear something before the us launch!!
     
  18. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    Well this is all very interesting. Maybe there's a team of Apple secrecy ninjas cutting these conversations off before they yield useful information. I might try it just for fun...
     
  19. alexdudman macrumors member

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    Finally got to chat to a person. Heres what she said.
    I removed her name just incase :p. Don't wanna get anyone into trouble.



    The chat service provides Apple Education customers with responses to their questions about Apple products and solutions. Customers may access this service directly from the Apple Education Store online. Thank you
    You are now chatting with 'Nice Lady'

    Nice Lady: Good Afternoon! How may I help you with your shopping today?
    you: Hey, just wondering when the iPad will be available for pre-order in the UK?
    Nice Lady: Good question, the date has not been released yet. But, please check the site often for updated information.
    you: Okay, so its probably going to be soon?
    Nice Lady: Yes, have you been to the iPad product page yet?
    you: Yes, im just waiting for the price to be announced and pre-orders to start....all geared up and waiting :p
    Nice Lady: Excellent, I can not wait either; please do check the site often.
    Nice Lady: May I help you with any other Apple accessories like cases, software, gift cards, etc?

    you: Will, do...im checking all today and hoping for some news. I hear they just revealed the Aussy price so hopefully our price wont be far away
    you: No thats all thanks. Thanks for your time :)

    Nice Lady: My pleasure.
    Nice Lady: You have a good day.
    you: You too :)
    Nice Lady: Thank you for visiting the Apple Store. We appreciate your business. If you would like more help, please chat with us again.
     
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  21. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    I just had a similarly information-free conversation. It's difficult to discern whether these are real people or robot ladies from the not-too-distant future.
     
  22. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Eh, I've said it before, but the CSRs are the absolute bottom of the informational food chain, and they know that people are waiting to report their answers online. Cut 'em some slack.
     
  23. flanger macrumors newbie

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    If that's the australian price, than € 449 is a very realistic price for Europe.

    Which lies in my expectations :)
     
  24. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    Hey I said as much earlier on - i just thought I'd have a chat for fun to see if the conversation got cut short by Steve Jobs and his digital axe. I've nothing against the robot ladies.
     
  25. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    Yep - base model approx £395 equivalent, so everyone's expectations of £399 in the UK appear to be looking good.
     

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