UK should boycott Apple

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    Apple treats UK customers with disdain. I think people in the UK should boycott their 'style over substance' products and go with other companies, who at least make UK a priority, unlike Apple.
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    Just be patient it will arrive in good time. Regardless of stock issues It takes time to set up telco in countries other than USA and also the distribution network etc Further more devices such as ipads have to be approved by each country before they can be sold in that country. With ibooks arrangements have to be made with book companies in each country and deal with copy right issues etc. It will be world wide release for late May and May 10th for orders colin in Australia
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    Wow, how impaitient can you be? And idiotic....you want the company that you want a product from to be boycotted because you can't get it?

    Wow, I've seen arrogance before but this takes the cake....
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    I agree well put
    Frankly having a delay is sometimes good as Apple may make a revision to sort out any bugs that may be there such as wifi That has happened before when they released. the Mac pros. Changes were made although small to those shipped to Australia

    Lets face it manufacturing some 1 to 2 million ipads to satisfy a world market is a major project in it's own

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    Couldn't say it better. And they will ship a few million devices more. It is still a young market and once people have understood, what the iPad can do, it will skyrocket.
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    The US makes up for a greater share of Apples revenue than the UK. Any company will give its top customer priority.
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    so why are you here with a username that says ipad fan?
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    With disdain? Really? Because it's home user base wants more than they can produce they hold UK with disdain.

    Ummmm, it's not even available in CANADA YET!!! And we share a land border!

    You are a little high and mighty aren't you?
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    Im from sweden and i dont se myself asking for boykott for apple to just release it in US the first month.
    Im going to buy one but that meens that i have to wait for apple to work up there stock so they have something to sell.
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    LOL, good luck with getting the whole of the UK to boycott Apple. Somehow I don't think such a movement would work.
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    Why don't you try a hunger strike instead? Or maybe hold your breath until you turn blue? Just some ideas....
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    The iPad fan is put there by the board, just as you are a ipad junkie.
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    On the original subject, I suspect it was tongue in cheek, but I also think that there are people in other countries that would like that if it meant they could get theirs earlier.:)
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    Gee Australia does have a big population. 28million people 30 million kangaroos allmostt as many as L A
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    I've never seen a kangaroo in LA!

    Oh wait...there was one on the pilot of Flash Forward!
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    LOL thats funny glad we can at least laugh about life but seriously the iphone alone is number 2 mobile phone in australia and the ipod touch is now the iwant product since price reduction in November . We sell more ipod touches now than ipod nanos where I work
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    We tried to ship you guys some of these iPads but air freight to the UK has been canceled until May by an act of 'Steve' and a little volcano in Iceland.
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    It is not Steve's fault. He had originally planned on the aircraft going west from Hong Kong to deliver to Europe, but Russia and all points south demanded that they get their fill before they would allow passage. And Steve had an app that told him that air traffic across the Atlantic would be dangerous during the end of April.
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    give the guy a break, he's obviously hurting, lacks social skills, and does not have an IPad, so he's pretty much a train wreck.

    In all sincerity, I do hope you get one soon, and enjoy it as I really enjoy using mine and think anyone with the means and want to get one should have one.

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