i'd like to goto a local apple store.. not that they're "local" the nearest one is like 90 minutes away i think... but i couldn't get my student discount on it.. so instead i think i'll just be ordering online.. preordering.. and spending my night online ... :-/ i'd love to goto a launch party .. but oh well.. if they'd give me my student discount i'd be happy to go
I know the day the release it for pre-order... I am clicking it. I can't wait for Tiger, and i know it is going to change the Personal Computer market... Well at least- will make finding things of mine alot easier!
i think ill wait until about 2 months after its released then i will get it; i didnt get panther as soon as it was released i stayed on jag for about 3 months, just a precaution in case there are some kinks that have to be worked out
I don't think I'll preorder Tiger. At the launch of Panther, I waited in line at the Legacy Village Apple Store in Lyndhurst, OH for a family pack. I plan to do the exact same thing for Tiger (and beyond).
I would pre-order if I trusted Tiger would be in my hands faster. It really is anyone's guess. I remember with 10.3 people started getting them from Apple a day or two early.
I am so excited about Tiger--pretty pathetic for a grown man, I know--I am going to buy it at the Apple store. I assume they will have tons of copies, so I am going to buy it there.
My experience with iLife & iWork was I pre-ordered it, but it was at the Apple store first. So I ended up buying them both on the spot before the pre-order came. Then when the delivery came, I had duplicate copies, so I sold the second set on Craig's list for a 60 dollar loss. Pretty pathetic, I say.
So I am keeping destiny in my own hands, so to speak.
I'm really looking forward to Tiger. I keep reading about a lot of work which needs to be done, so I hope Apple is taking their time. While I would love it tomorrow, I'd much rather have a solid 10.4.0 release.
I am looking forward to my school taking pre-orders at a very reduced rate like they did with Panther. I got my copy for $29. They had an Apple night at the university computer store the night it was released with pizza and soda and one of the school's first G5s for us to mess with. Wow, I really am a dork, looking forward to events like this.
Forme pre-ordering is the way to go. #1 I get the edu. discount which is at near 50% off the regular price and #2 I don't pay anything for shipping and Apple delivers it to my door the hours before it goes on sale in the stores, sometimes you'll be lucky enough to get a day before it is released. Keeping in mind, there isn't an Apple store in my city yet, but with the two previous reasons don't justify waiting in line for me. But if your into being around fellow mac geeks in your area that you've never met, i understand why one might just wait to get in-store at the launch party.