As I sit here enjoying my pork pie sandwich and watching a line up of hopefulls contend to be the uk eurovision entry, I cast my mind over the days events and think about what I’ve spent my hard-earned cash on.
Well, I purchased a second controller for my new wii, resident evil game, two snack sized pork pies and a loaf of bread. in the uk?
What I didn’t buy is a brand new 190mm(w) x 243mm(h) x 13.4mm(d), touch screen, 16gb, wi-fi enabled, 1ghz A4 processor, 9.7 inch LED-backlit screen and 10hrs battery life device. What I didn’t buy was the new apple ipad.
A couple of weeks ago I was going through one of my “I love apple” 15mins and was bigging up the fact they were launching this amazing new device globally at the same time. Unfortunatly, that hasn’t happend.
Those lucky people in the US have been able to order today though, so if we’re lucky Steve Jobs is logging how many of his fellow countrymen have pre-ordered and therefore will be able to judge the demand that will be present in the UK and rest of the world. Then when the ipads launched over here, apple will be able to meet demand and keep all its loyal followers happy… yeah right.
Almost certainly apple will limit supply, fire out a few thousand press releases about how the ipad sold out within a couple of hours and then say they’re working flat out trying to meet demand.
So, when is the UK public going to get its hands on the ipad? Late April.
Yep… Late April.
You could buy one through using bundlebox who register a US postbox for you and have said they won’t charge duty. Not bad. But also be careful. I’ve noticed a lot of blogs recommending this route and I’ve no idea how geared up they are.
If you can wait until the end of April, personnaly I would.
After all you’re only missing out on a non-flash-complient, non-multi-tasking, non-camera-owning, big ipod touch… and a revolutionary, lifestyle-changing, user interface experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Damn you apple for this love hate relationship. If only you were marmite! I could make up my mind so much easier!