When an Apple product becomes scarce in stores and online, it isn't too long until talk of a product refresh hits the interwebz. This has been the way of things amongst the Apple faithful for time immemorial. With this in mind, let us talk of products in need of an overhaul, exasperating shipping times and iPod Classics.
If you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute Apple, as always, has your back. As is the case every year, the good folks from Cupertino are offering up a number of great gift ideas that, if ordered in a timely manner, are guaranteed to wind up under the tree or on the doorstep of one of your loved ones by Christmas eve.
Barely a week old, and already Apple’s entry-level $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air ship times are slipping. The reviews have been great and the diminutive laptop is in demand, but can Apple keep up with the sales?
Despite some wild speculation about shipping delays on the new Apple TV, customers who preordered the refreshed box after the September 1 media event where it was introduced are now seeing their shipment status changed -- or even getting shipment confirmations.
We'll admit, we're jonesin' to get our hands on the new Apple TV and begin streaming a little content. Sure, we love our Macs plenty around here, but the desk chair isn't really designed for kicking back and relaxing while watching The Godfather Trilogy or the extended version of The Lord of the Rings. When reports surfaced showing $99 dollar withdrawals from people's bank accounts, we got excited.
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.