Weird shipping patterns right? Well lets put some perspective into it. Apple is a business correct? Yes, their primary goal is to make money for the shareholders. If apple were smart, and they obviously are, they would be shipping to countries that will provide the most return to their pocket books at the point in which they sell the product. You may ask what I mean? What I mean is, the amount any given currency is worth at a specific time changes relative to other currencies. Apple is most likely charging whatever currency is the cheapest at the time they have "batches" so when its converted back into US dollars they make the most profit during the currency exchange. At least what is what I would do. Just my thoughts, feel free to disagree.