With my iPad still nowhere in sight I viewed the launch of the iPhone 4 with less interest than would normally be the case and am pretty much determined not to order one anytime soon.
It may be that Apple will have better iPhone stocks than they have iPads but I can’t see the point in rushing into a second queue for an iDevice and then spending another frustrating few weeks waiting for news and shipping updates.
The side effect of waiting even a few months is that I’ll then be so close to the end of my contract’s early upgrade date that it’d make far more sense to just wait for my upgrade to happen at its normal time shortly after Christmas.
Except that ordering an iPhone 4 on a new 2 year contract just four months ahead of whatever updated model gets released next year won’t make sense either – could I end up not upgrading until next June?
Apple’s marketing operation is pretty persuasive but I wonder if anyone other would-be iPad owners are having similar thoughts?