The 'I ordered' 3G iPod Shuffle thread

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  1. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    ... had to be done... as i've just placed an order for the dark grey'ish one. Has any UK customer had theirs delivered yet? Some people in the US have had theirs delivered, but thats understandable as they get everything first :p

    EDIT: screenies added, im in for a long wait as you can see.
     

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  2. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    None of my local stores had them in stock so I ordered online here in the US. Haven't had it shipped yet though. Kind of a bummer but oh well, it'll get here eventually.
     
  3. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried my local store (Glasgow, UK) although they stated that stock won't start turning up till next week.
     
  4. DeanCorp macrumors member

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    I ordered within 5 seconds of the store being up. I have just checked the status and it says "Prepared for Shipment"!

    EDIT: I live in Australia. Maybe since the factory is in China it will arrive here sooner because its less distance than US
     
  5. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i know people who already got theirs in apple stores today..
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I went yesterday to see if they had the displays..nothing..I'm going check tomorrow...not sure I'll buy, but I want to see them in person
     
  7. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Just ordered mine and it ays estimated ship March 13th 2009 and i am in the US
     
  8. muldul macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine 2 minutes after it was announced and it hasn't been dispatched yet. I'm not expecting it for at least a week or so.
     
  9. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    Black one for me too, with an engraving (felt like it, meh). Current status: Prepared for shipment!
     
  10. muldul macrumors 6502

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    Oh forgot to say i got it engraved too, what did you go for? I chose "2 minutes" as that is how long it took me from finding out about it to buying it (mainly because the webpages loaded so slowly).
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I walked into Apple at 11AM and left with a black one. Impressed after two hours of use. For some reason the voiceover is just saying Playlist One - Playlist Two - ....
     
  12. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    Ordered one of each color. One shipped today (silver) and the other says prepared for shipment (black). Which is cool cause the silver one was a gift so I'm glad that one at least shipped.
     
  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Dark grey? You mean black. I saw them in person today. One is black, the other is silver.

    You have to enable voiceover to hear the actual titles, otherwise all you hear is the generic titles like you've described.

    I got a silver one today, aka dark whitish. ;) So far so good. Every time I get a new iPod, I swear it sounds better than the others, but I think that has more to do with me cranking up the music out of excitement. That said, the Shuffle has always been favored by the audiophile set. Who knows what DAC chip the 3G uses?

    One gripe; mine came with a small but noticeable nick in the edge of the aluminum. And I actually rejected 2 others for more noticeable scratches seen through the plastic box. As ususal, the first ones show signs of being rushed out the factory door.

    Also, the clip is kinda lame. A shiny fingerprint magnet, very thin and sharp, and the "gripper" inside the clip is sharp, meaning if you pull it off your shirt too quickly without opening the clip all the way, you could snag it and damage your shirt. The 2nd gen Shuffle was far more nicely made IMO, especially the clip.
     
  14. wPod macrumors 68000

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    I just walked into a local store and picked one up, no ordering needed.

    here are a couple of pictures. i think the 'face' looks really 'naked' and it almost looks better on the 'back' with the clip and :apple:
     

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  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Discovered that Apple requires a small download through iTunes to enable Voiceover. Thanks!
     
  16. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Ok, so is the clip/back portion shiny????:confused: I can't tell from the website pics.

    Which should I get? Is the black the color of the classic?
     
  17. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i live the real aluminum color better, i have the nano in silver and the classic
     
  18. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    My number, 86. Born on 8/6/86 and I wear 86 when playing gridiron:)
     
  19. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Got our shipment this morning. Bought myself a black one. Like it a lot.

    VoiceOver is cool, if you double click while it's talking it will announce the next song, nice way to know what's coming up next.

    This thing is tiny, barely bigger than the earbuds and really solid as you would expect from a tiny tube of aluminium. Weighs nothing, the shiny steel clip looks good against the black and yes it's really sharp.

    It's gonna be a bugger to get the serial number off these things when we book em in for service. It's under the clip like in the old ones but this time on the main part so the clip gets in the way. And the lettering is the smallest I've seen yet. The silver ones are gonna be tough.

    It's good. Pretty darned good.
     
  20. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mines is prepared for shipment, fingers crossed and hope its shipped out today :D
     
  21. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    Well they've taken the money, so it best dispatch soon...:cool:
     
  22. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    My UK order shipped from China today (no engraving), due on the 18th. Went for the black one in the end, looking forward to it :)
     
  23. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a black one yesterday at the apple store in pentagon city. they wont be on display so ask if you dont see one.
     
  24. johan.k macrumors regular

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    Impressed on the shape factor plus FAT32 disk format which enable to be mounted on both operating system (Mac and Windows).
     
  25. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Arghhhh!

    Called Apple Store yesterday and they said they would be surprised if they received their initial stock this week... so I went and placed my order last night...

    Guess what

    Phoned Apple store today and they got stock in today! Always happens with me.
     

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