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Apple Giving Away Special iPad- and iPhone-Shaped Olympic Pins at London Stores

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    With the Summer Olympics opening ceremony about to kick off in London in just a couple of hours, and the capital buzzing with Olympic excitement, MacRumors reports that Apple is getting into the spirit of the event and giving away four different types of lapel pins (or badges as we call them in the UK) in honour of the games, showing the British flag, in the shape of a white or black iPad and a white or black iPhone. It’s not yet know if the iPhone is an iPhone 5 or not, but if we manage to pick one up, we’ll let you know! Just kidding! As the MacRumor pictures shows, the pins are beautifully displayed on cards featuring five iPhones and iPads on a wire, with the actual real pin in the middle. MacRumors says it has not been able to find out yet where you can get the pins, or when, but it has heard that they will be available from select stores, and will be totally free, while stocks last. It is also not known whether or not these pins will be available in all UK Apple stores, or just the London ones. Might be a good time to pay a visit to your local Apple store if you’re in the UK, as if you need an excuse anyway!

    Source: Apple's London Stores to Distribute iPhone and iPad Olympic Pins - MacRumors Forums
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    This looks absolutely wonderful!! I hope some of our Brit Friends here can get one so they can post a picture of it here!!
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    Yes I know! I'm going to try and get one next week!
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    Post pics if you do, Maura!! They look awesome!! :)
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    I wonder if it's worth driving 100 miles to London just for a badge lol maybe ;)
    I had a look online after reading this post and found a pic of the badges, looks real enough.
    Shame if it's only London stores though. Wonder if theres a date for when these will start to be given away. Thanks for posting.

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    Now that's an iPad mini!:D
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    This badge is really very good as it is attractive. Olympics is a recent huge event which is held in London so we must support them. London Olympics is having great rush.
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    I was at apple store Covent Garden and Regent Street on the first day of the Olympics and I didn't see any pins being given out. I'm disappointed.
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    Did you ask if they had already run out of the pins?
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    No. Nobody at the store was promoting them :(... I might go back tomorrow and cheekily ask for one :)..
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    The first post in the thread mentions the possibility that not all stores will have the pins. You might want to do some calling around.
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    My guess is that they'll be giving them out at the Apple Store in Westfield Stratford......as its the closest to the Olympic Park.

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    i can confirm that these have been given out. have managed to get my hands on the whole collection, apparently being given out for a couple of weeks. Good luck in getting some :)
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    Where are you getting yours from? No such luck for me :(
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    Maybe they've all been given away already.
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    Yay look what I got today at the Apple store in Kingston!
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    They still have a few left there if you're quick, they're in a little box at the front of the store. I asked anyway because I didn't see the box (although it was right in front of me, lol!) Lovely friendly store staff, go visit if you can!
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    Did you manage to get all four?
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    No I only picked up one, I would have felt bad grabbing a handful! You could easily do so though, they are in an open box right at the front so you could probably take a whole bunch if you wanted.

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