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Backstage: We looked, no new iPods @ Apple Store

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Monday, July 19, 2004
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picNo go. We’ve checked with Apple Store retail locations across the United States, and even though Apple is claiming that the new fourth-generation iPods are available today, there’s no trace of them anywhere in stores. The first two stores we contacted did not volunteer an official availability date, while others in Chicago and New York City indicated that the new iPods would be available “in about a week.” Three of the locations noted that Apple’s online store is taking “pre-orders” for the device, which is claimed online to be on “1-2 business days” availability, with orders already being confirmed as in process.

The attached photo depicts a seriously bummed out Dennis drowning his sorrows in an ice cold Frappuccino (left), with Jeremy’s favorite Super Caramel Frappuccino to the right, after we visited a Southern California area Apple Store to confirm the news.

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Comments

1

Thanks for this information.  You just saved me a trip up to the Apple Store in Westchester County, NY.  Maybe next week…

Posted by Ed on July 19, 2004 at 9:48 AM (PDT)

2

Make mine a Mocha Malt….. :o)

Posted by MadPict in UK on July 19, 2004 at 11:35 AM (PDT)

3

In the past, how long has it taken Apple resellers, e.g. Best Buy to get the iPods?

Posted by freshmargs on July 19, 2004 at 2:12 PM (PDT)

4

Give Best Buy an extra 5-7 days to get their first shipment in stock, and possibly 2 days from date of arrival to tell people they have them. (They sometimes hide new shipments of items such as digital cameras in order to deplete older inventory that’s on the floor.)

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 19, 2004 at 2:22 PM (PDT)

5

Last wenseday I put in an order for a G3 IPod. I knew the new version was coming soon but I couldnt wait :(

Well to my suprise, Apple emailed me today stating they have upgraded my order (which was to ship on the 19th) to the new G4. They also added to my order a FREE Case and Remote because my previous order (The 40GB G3) came with those assories. The sad news is that this pushed the shipping date back until the 21st, to which I response by calling apple and upgrade my shipping to over night smile Hopefully I’ll have the G4 by thursday or Friday! YippIE!

Anyways, the point of this post was to say that the Apple store should be shipping out G4 IPods by the 21st but that they have upgrade orders that were current on the 19th to the new version and put them in the front of the line.

Proud new (waiting) owner of a G4,
SA

Posted by StealthAngel on July 19, 2004 at 5:02 PM (PDT)

6

i placed an oder for the 4g 20gig yesterday morning, very soon after the announcement. this morning at 3am i got an email saying it had shipped, i got overnight delivery on it.

i doubt it will arrive today, but probably tomorrow.

Posted by mdc on July 20, 2004 at 1:43 AM (PDT)

7

My family bought my 3G iPod on Father’s day, and I have a possible 30-day return on it.  I was seriously tempted to return it to get a 4G, but as tempting as getting $100 back is, I wouldn’t be able to explain to my daughters why 4 buttons have suddenly gone missing from my iPod.  =)  If only I had known this was coming, I would have had them wait.  However, this does make giving my wife her own iPod for her birthday a much stronger possibility. 

Posted by Luke15_7 on July 20, 2004 at 7:27 AM (PDT)

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