Apple said they would ship on the 22nd. Shortly after they were annoucned the shipping date was 1 week for the 512 and 1-2 for 1gig. If you look now it's 2-3 for the 512 and 3-4 for the 1 gig! They must of got a s*** load of orders!
haha, that is pretty cool! I wonder how many other Apple stores are doing the same thing?Apple!Freak said:My local apple store is having an invitation only iPod Shuffle release. I got an invitation in the mail. They get them in Monday and everyone with an invitation get can get on Monday for $99. So when 10am on Monday rolls around, that's where I'll be.
They'll be shipping from the factory TODAY, not available. Two VERY different things.3Memos said:Steve said the Shuffle would be ready "today" so I went to my local electronics retailer and the store clerk said they won't get it for a few weeks. I'm suffering here. lol.
James Craner said:I think we can safely say that Apple has another hit on its hands
iPod shuffle: 20,000 sold in first 4 hours (updated)
Vendors on the show floor at San Francisco Macworld Expo reported today that Apple's retail store in San Francisco sold 20,000 iPod shuffle units in its first four hours of availability this week, depleting its entire inventory. As iPodlounge notes in its upcoming review of the iPod shuffle, while some individuals purchased four, six, and nine of the 512MB, $99 units, the day's record was apparently set by someone who purchased 24 at once. iPod shuffles are currently shipping to Apple retail stores.
Link : www.ipodlounge.com/ipodnews_comments.php?id=6112_0_7_0_C
Applespider said:Tho bear in mind, it seems that most of the MacWorld attendees ran to the store and bought several each... probably not the best judge of demand in other stores!
They were avalible at the Mac store in SF. had one in my hand but didnt buy it.the_mole1314 said:They'll be shipping from the factory TODAY, not available. Two VERY different things.
Crazy. Apple seems to have the Midas Touch.Phat_Pat said:They were avalible at the Mac store in SF. had one in my hand but didnt buy it.
It was absolute hell in there. People were buying them in packs of 10 ( do i hear eBay calling?)
They had people standing at the door handing them out as people walked in. There must of been over a 200 being handed out while i was there (was in the store for ten mintues as my dads friend forked over $100 for his). And this was at 2PM They'd been selling them for 3 hours!!
I also noticed how fast bilboards around the city changed. When i walked out of macworld at around 12 all the iPod posters had changed to iPod shuffle.
I think apple may have a huge hit on their hands....
If you owned a previous iPod, then this one makes sense for people who need it for what it does. But I can understand your apprehension in getting this type of screenless iPod if it's your first one.amin said:A player without a display just isn't for me, but I definitely know people for whom it is perfect. I think they'll continue to sell extremely well.