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Those Rat Bastards

April 15th, 2010

Screen Shot 2010-04-15 At 1.00.44 AmApple is delaying the International release of the iPad by at least a whole month. This due to demand “far higher than we predicted.” Frankly, I don’t buy that for a second; they could not have thought sales would be so low that the difference would have made a dent in the world-wide release, for crying out loud. Whether we’re looking at a production snafu or parts shortage or what, I don’t know. But as for U.S. sales being so strong as to drain the worldwide supply–I wish. They should have known two weeks ago, when they announced that they sold 300,000 units on the first day.

Had they been up front about this possibility from the start I might have had my family ship one for me–they are available on the shelf this moment. Instead, I will either have to finagle a last-minute pickup from someone I know who is visiting the U.S., or else wait yet another month on this thing.

I know, I know, it’s a silly, petty thing. But when you look forward to something a lot and have been waiting “forever” already, it is very, very frustrating. Argh…

Ironically, the news sent Apple’s stock up so that my shares increased in value enough to buy one of the things. I am rather torn over how to feel about that.

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  1. matthew
    April 15th, 2010 at 07:42 | #1

    Delay–whatever…but at least they should have a japanese price posted. Why a delay in announcing that?

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