UK Radio reporting further delays to iPad Launch

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  1. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    Just heard on the morning news (Kiss 101 FM) show that there are further delays to the UK launch of the iPad.

    Pre-Orders and pricing details still to be available from Monday 10th May, but not expected before the end of May.
     
  2. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    that is not a further delay, per the 14 April media advisory:

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/04/14advisory_ipad.html
     
  3. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    They haven't been expected before the end of May for quite a while now.
     
  4. Dodgeroo macrumors regular

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    Honestly, a quick search before posting would help my blood pressure no end!
     
  5. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    So they want us to be pleased that it is delayed because its popular. I'm not pleased thats its delayed and I'm not too bothered its popular, its just annoying that they are taking the p*** with delays
     
  6. ParishYoung thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry that was badly worded. I meant that are not expected "at the end of May" according to this news report. It's going to be into June now before they start arriving.

    I'm struggling to find any info on this online to corroborate this, but the sites I visit are American so they wont be awake yet.

    I'm kinda hoping the news this morning was just a delayed announcement from UK radio. Will see what happens over the course of the day.
     
  7. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    If there is yet another delay into June, I think a lot of people will loose all credibility in Apples ability to deliver.
     
  8. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    Loose = lose :p

    Still waiting to receive mine from eBay. Crossing my fingers I didn't get a scammer haha
     
  9. h3nry macrumors member

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    A quick google search shows that in the past couple of hours the usual suspects like electricpig etc are saying the demand in the US could mean another delay for the UK... ummmm is that scaremongering or possible truth. Who knows.
     
  10. ParishYoung thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it's all hypothetical?? Makes sense now though, thanks for helping me.

    It annoys me to see UK celeb's showing their's off and we're stuck waiting and waiting.

    I'm assuming from the reports on these forums, that there was limited stock of x,y and z models in the US recently is where Apple is holding back stock for the international launch.
     
  11. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    There doesn't seem to be a shortage of the WIFI models in the US from what I can tell. As the 3G has only been out a few days, the initial rush/pre-orders has made that a bit more scarce.
     
  12. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    I heard shipment delays on another site combined with production issues at the last minute as the screen production was low yield. Looks like us UK folk won't get them for a while :(

    When I was in NY recently, even the flagship store had big troubles getting stock - people would come in every minute of the day and the store managers were saying there were production problems. If they are having problems getting iPads in the flagship store it could mean a longer wait for us. Lucky I got one (right time, right place, delivery JUST came in). I actually picked up another to sell on.
     
  13. zen macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but how exactly do Kiss FM know this? Nobody knows anything except Apple, and as we all know, Apple never talk. Not even Apple employees will have this kind of information.

    FUD.
     
  14. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Even if Apple do say it's fine. They have been known to change their mind a few days before an announcement :p
     
  15. ParishYoung thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much?? Which model?
     
  16. Pring macrumors 6502

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    I think they'll go ahead with the launch but with massively restricted stock units. As in, each Apple Store might have a couple of hundred units and they'll do a few thousand online orders but the majority of the stock being made will still go to the US.
     
  17. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    So if you want a bit of certainty of getting one it might be fastest finger first when the pre-orders start. Any idea how long the pre-order window in the US lasted?
     
  18. ParishYoung thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll stick with eBay until Monday.
    Then Pre-Order
    Then continue with eBay and see if I can catch a bargain.

    Hopefully after Monday, prices will come down a bit (on eBay)
     
  19. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    And the week they are due to arrive another big plume of volcanic ash puts an end to all the hope and dreams ;)
     

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