Isn’t it frustrating – seeing all those lovely, shiny, awe-inspiring iPads in the news while your online order is sitting in a queue with a vague ‘Ships: June’ shipping date?
June’s a long time so it’d be nice to know whether to expect your iPad at the start or the end of the month – doubly so if you want it for a certain date or special occasion. With such a nebulous shipping date iPad may not be the ideal birthday gift for anyone marking their special day before July.
Unlike some I’m happy to accept that the stock shortages are genuine rather than careful media management but Apple could possibly be a little more forthcoming about when in June they expect the next stock batches to arrive and ship to customers.
PS: Am I the only person startled by the decision to allow Dixons to stock iPad?
Admittedly I stopped using that chain years ago but my lasting impression is of a rude, surly, disinterested and unhelpful shopping experience a million miles away from that offered by the Apple store or your average Apple Reseller.
Sure, things may have changed and perhaps deigning to interrupt a conversation with mate their to oversell an extended warranty is no longer the primary concern of the average Dixons employee but frankly I don’t know anyone willing to venture inside a store to find out.