With only a week of September left, there’s some electricity in the air as customers who preordered Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display are finally getting shipment notices, and early revamped Apple TV orders are getting charged and prepared for shipment as well.
Customers who preordered their 2010 model iPod touch after they were announced last Wednesday are starting to get shipment notifications today. Meanwhile, a market research firm estimates that more than 45 million iPod touches have been sold to date out of the total 120 million iOS devices in the market.
Apple announced new Mac Pros in late July, but did not place them on sale until last week. These behemoths feature either 4, 8, or even twelve processing cores. Unfortunately, Apple was estimating up to a 10-day wait to get one. Well, that day has finally come for many who were the first to order.
If you survived the pre-order hysteria a week ago, and if you were lucky enough to escape having your iPhone 4 order cancelled over the weekend, you may very well be rewarded for your luck by receiving your new little friend a day early. But if you’re still planning to buy on Thursday, take heart that at least one Walmart store has already received stock of the handset.
Few tech events are as exciting as when that latest gadget actually ships (except maybe for when it actually arrives, of course). Over the weekend, Apple started sending shipment notifications for the iPhone 4 as customers watched their order status change from “Not Yet Shipped” to “Prepared For Shipment” and finally “Shipped”. Unfortunately, not everyone appears to be so lucky.
A leak in Apple's supply chain has revealed that the company may be preparing to ship as many as 3 million iPhone 4 devices per month. According to Robert Lai, Asia Optical's chairman, the company is supplying Apple will 3 million front-facing VGA cameras per month. He also states that Apple has booked enough cameras to supply about 9 million iPhone 4's per quarter.