Mike Kelley wrote:
Ah, I *hate* to say "I told you so" (all right, so I don't hate it so much) but it's now clear from the reviews in that no one outside of Apple DID have this unit until Friday shipping or so. CNET's review, for example, clearly states this (saying "we'll update this review when we've had a few more days to test battery life and charging, etc.). Indeed, all the Friday reviews I saw (at least a dozen, from all the major players) all added the caveat of not knowing how the battery will perform just yet.
I really didn't think anyone would -- Apple didn't need the advance publicity (obviously) and they are just notorious on keeping them in-house until EVERYONE else has a chance to buy one. But that's okay with me (now that I have one myself to play with :>).
But I'm generous -- donate the dollar to your favorite charity (assuming your favorite charity isn't "Friday night at Hooters").
I also hate to say I told you so ... but all the reviews that were published on Thursday (as I posted then) were clearly form people who did have the iPad already, so some people outside of Apple must have had it before Friday's shipping. This included Walt Mossberg, David Pogue, MacWorld, Bloomberg, the Telegraph, USA Today... so the fact that CNET didn't get it until Friday more says something about CNET's status than anything else. :-)
But feel free to donate my dollar to your charity of choice as well. :-)
Can anyone tell me how long in total it shud take if my bff ordered it on March 22nd, 2012 ( for me).They gave her an estimated date of 4th April to 12th April, but she will be leaving Georgia on April 11th to come to here toTrinidad for a visit and I am really hoping it will get to her before she leaves. The accessories were delivered to her today but the ipad 3 is still processing. Any help would be appreciated.My first ipad so I sooo excited..