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    Just to remind, I reserved 10:00am on March 12th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applebaum
    I want to thank everyone who commented! I have to admit that I was tripping! But I feel better now and your all right. I know that I won't regret that I held out for an excellent product! Just frustrated and impatient. You guys and gals are the bomb!
    I'm pulling out my hair too. I kinda wana buy an iPad 1 to play with for three weeks to keep me calm ya know but I don't want to waste money. I'm willing to pay 200-300 for a used one cuz I want one for my car, but I'm just Tryna be patient too dawg. My bestie keeps reminding me that it will be worth it, but I'm ready for the magic. I've waited a whole year now, and three weeks is FOREVER. but all will be well Baum baby. We shall prevail!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thphilli
    Exactly. Its a marketing tactic and nothing else. Some will buy into the tsunami story to ease their minds, but this is how Apple prefers to sell their mobile devices. Creates more of a buzz.
    But why - as a for-profit company with shareholders to account to - would Apple choose to *deliberately* delay shipment and frustrate customers, rather than ship product and make money back as fast as they can? Having impatient, unhappy customers is just bad, stupid publicity, and it's not like they need any more publicity.
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    Apple is Manufacturing more than 1.5 million ipads a month which is not enough to cover world wide demand until it catches up née factories are coming on line this year as well Apple is not holding back they are producing as many as they can
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    Enjoy your Galaxy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPoison

    Have you played with one yet?
    I have, and to be honest it felt 'clunky' compared to my iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k7lvo
    So, what Tsunami caused the delays with the original iPad - or the iPhone 4 - or the iPhone 3? This is one of the ways they market. It prolongs the excitement from a weekend to 2-3 months. With the original iPhone they MAY not have known what to expect on opening day, but they've darn sure known what to expect since then.

    At any rate, you put up with their marketing techniques... or you settle for an inferior device. Ah, well... it only hurts for a few weeks...
    I agree apple do like to create a bit of hype, but in this case I think you are being too cynical. I read that they were at capacity when it came to production, they made as many as they possibly could, given the shortage of components, but it still wasn't enough.

    What narked me was the fact they allowed every customer in the UK to buy two. As a result half of us missed out, and there is now a glut of sealed and boxed iPads on eBay for £650 or more.

    In wartime, making money from short supply of products is called profiteering, and is illegal. Bad form for apple to create a situation that allows it.

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    Apple depends on Japanese components more than most. Right now they are paying premiums to make sure that they get first dibs at any production. 25% of the world production of silicon wafers used to make the processor chips has disappeared. They have postponed the introduction of the iPhone 5 and the likely reason is making sure they have the capacity needed. And it is not just Apple with problems. No one will admit it other than to say they have challenges, or are waiting to see.

    Everyone seems to think that production is a matter of a few days or weeks. The manufacturers were given the finished component list months before production, and it takes months to make a correction for any major interruptions.

    And the problem of shortages caused by scalpers beating people to the units is true in every country and every popular product. Not a lot you can do about it, except to not be so stupid as to pay these crooks their ripoff prices. I mentioned a while back about black marketers paying people to stand in line at New York. For a few minutes in line, they could make hundreds per iPad selling to a fat cat in a high end BMW. I would love to see the police confiscate every one of those and donate them to the school system.

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    How dare the largest tragedy in recent history delay your precious iPad. Sorry, but this is seriously petty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury
    How dare the largest tragedy in recent history delay your precious iPad. Sorry, but this is seriously petty.
    Not to take anything away from the tragedy in Japan, but to my mind it pales in comparison to the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004. 230,000+ people - my mind still refuses to grasp the magnitude of the destruction.


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