Apple sells out of multiple AT&T iPad models already [updated]

By on March 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM.

Apple sells out of multiple AT&T iPad models already [updated]

A quick glance at Apple’s online store tells us that customers who want to place orders for an AT&T 4G iPad won’t be receiving them at the same time the iPad makes its debut. Shipping times have already fallen to March 19th from March 16th, something we all guessed would happen by the fact that Apple’s entire site and online store ground to a halt yesterday. Verizon 4G iPads will still be delivered on March 16th, though we believe that will change soon as well. Apple’s new iPad starts at $499 and will be available to purchase in stores on March 16th.

UPDATE: It looks like only 16GB and 64GB AT&T 4G iPads are sold out in white for the time being. The 32GB version will still ship for delivery on the 16th, as will each of the three models in black.

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Google said to be prepping Amazon Prime-like delivery service

By on December 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM.

Google said to be prepping Amazon Prime-like delivery service

Google is reportedly in talks with retailers in an effort to create a subscription-based expedited delivery service that will compete directly with Amazon Prime. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that Google has contacted a number of retailers in an effort to provide unlimited speedy deliveries to members who pay an annual fee. Among the retailers Google has reportedly contacted about the service are Gap, OfficeMax and Macy’s. “They’ve approached us with the idea, but we haven’t made any decisions,” a Macy’s spokesman told The Journal, seemingly confirming the report. Google plans to integrate the service into its search engine to an extent, but the system would also feature some amount of integration on partner sites. According to the report, Google plans to pilot the service in San Francisco ahead of a full launch, which the company hopes will take place some time next year. More →

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AT&T subscribers complain of delayed, canceled iPhone 4S pre-orders

By on October 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM.

AT&T subscribers complain of delayed, canceled iPhone 4S pre-orders

Apple’s iPhone 4S became available to the general public today, and the launch appears to have been an overwhelming success. Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe believes Apple could close out the weekend having sold as many as 4 million new iPhones. We’ve been hearing from proud new iPhone owners across the country all day — and we’ve also been hearing about all the crazy things they’ve been asking poor Siri — but we’ve also heard from an unhappy minority that seems to have fallen victim to fulfillment problems. Read on for more.

Updated with comment from AT&T. More →

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Apple’s iPhone 4S now available in the U.S.

By on October 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 4S now available in the U.S.

It’s 8:00 a.m., do you know where your iPhone is? The day is upon us and Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone is now available for purchase on the East Coast of the United States. Apple Stores that fall in the Eastern time zone are now open for business, and online pre-orders are out on delivery trucks en route to hundreds of thousands of homes across the country. As the sun moves west, retailers will open early and, in all likelihood, quickly sell through their limited launch day inventory. Did you pick up an iPhone today? Are you waiting in line for one right now? Post a comment below or shoot us an email and let us know how things are going. And if you already snagged a new iPhone 4S this morning, feel free to have Siri send that email for you.

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iPhone 4 delivery times slip as iPhone 5 looms [updated]

By on September 9, 2011 at 7:00 AM.

iPhone 4 delivery times slip as iPhone 5 looms [updated]

Delivery times quoted on Apple’s online store for new iPhone 4 orders slipped to 1-3 business days this week, suggesting inventory may be diminishing. Orders placed on Apple’s U.S. website had previously shipped within 24 hours of being placed. With an announcement regarding Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone expected within the coming weeks and a launch to follow in October, iPhone 4 supply is likely beginning to run low. Apple may also launch a new low-cost version of the iPhone 4 alongside the iPhone 5 next month, so the current model could very well be near its end of life (EOL). Additionally, shipping quotes on Apple’s site historically grow longer as new product launches approach, as noted by several reports.

UPDATE: As of Friday morning, Apple has removed estimated shipping times from its order page, replacing them with an “In Stock” note. More →

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Best Buy, Amazon.com see MacBook Air stockouts ahead of imminent refresh

By on June 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Best Buy, Amazon.com see MacBook Air stockouts ahead of imminent refresh

It looks like we may finally see Apple unveil its mid-2011 MacBook Air models some time this week. Best Buy has stopped shipping all MacBook Air notebooks as of this past weekend. The online retailer is still taking orders, however, which indicates that Apple will likely not adjust pricing when it issues its refreshed models. Of note, unless Apple introduced an entirely new model at a much lower price point, this puts earlier rumored sales targets of 8 million units well out of reach. Several sellers on the Amazon.com website are showing low inventory or stockouts as well, further supporting the notion that Apple has stopped refreshing distributor inventory as it prepares to begin shipping updated MacBook Air models. Apple’s mid-2011 MacBook Airs are expected to feature Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports, among other changes. More →

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Delivery.com launches iPhone app

By on May 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM.

Delivery.com launches iPhone app

On Wednesday Delivery.com — the popular food delivery service — launched a dedicated iPhone application. It offers a bunch of useful features, including a “nearby” feature to find restaurants that deliver nearby, automatic sync with your account, the ability to filter for cuisine, distance, or rating, and more. Users can check out using a debit card, gift card, or credit card, although we suspect that cash-on-delivery is still an option, too. The application is free in case you’re ever looking for McDonald’s delivery in NYC — yes, we’ve done that. More →

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iPad 2 back in stock at some stores; shipping estimates improve to 2-3 weeks

By on March 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM.

iPad 2 back in stock at some stores; shipping estimates improve to 2-3 weeks

Just ahead of Apple’s international launch of the iPad 2, replenishment of U.S. inventory appears to be incoming. BGR has confirmed with various Apple Store and third-party retailer locations that new shipments have begun to arrive over the past few days. Retailers we have spoken with in the New York metropolitan area appear to be receiving new units in very small quantities, and Wi-Fi iPad 2 tablets seem much easier to come by than 3G-enabled units. Apple’s online store also adjusted its shipping estimates for new orders down to 3-4 weeks from 4-5 weeks. While the short supply has lead many to believe Apple’s new iPad 2 is selling quite well, the company still hasn’t announced any sales figures. More →

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Apple iPad 2 shipping time slides to a month as shortages persist

By on March 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM.

Apple iPad 2 shipping time slides to a month as shortages persist

Some Apple Store locations may or may not be releasing a second wave of iPad 2 shipments to the public today, but potential buyers who would prefer not to deal with the chaos are in for some bad news this morning. Shipping times have varied a great deal in the short time since the iPad 2 was launched last week. Most recently, Apple listed shipping quotes of between two and three weeks. With rumors of new shipments floating around, many had hoped these shipping delays would be reduced as new inventory reached U.S. shores, but unfortunately that’s not yet the case. Apple’s online store now shows increased shipping delays of between four and five weeks, meaning orders placed today might not arrive for over a month. Apple’s shipping quotes typically err on the side of caution, however, so those who order the tablet today can expect to be pleasantly surprised when their iPad 2 ships early. More →

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HTC invests in digital multimedia delivery company Saffron Digital

By on February 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM.

HTC invests in digital multimedia delivery company Saffron Digital

Taiwanese handset giant HTC has announced a “strategic investment” made in the digital media-delivery company Saffron Digital. “Saffron Digital has developed an incredible expertise in mobile multimedia delivery,” said Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO. “This ability to deliver optimized content in the future will be a key asset as content becomes more and more complex and localized. We are excited to be working with Saffron to increase our global service delivery capabilities and expertise.” The company, which already does business with HTC, LG, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile and Nokia in Europe along with Samsung in the U.S., will, in all likelihood, bring digital content delivery to HTC’s Sense smartphone experience. The press release notes that Saffron will “continue to provide its cutting edge media and content services to its third party partners.” Hit the jump to check out the full announcement.
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Verizon iPhone 4 hands-on (again)

By on February 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM.

Verizon iPhone 4 hands-on (again)

Today is the day a bunch of folks who stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to pre-order will finally begin to receive their Verizon iPhone 4 deliveries. We just snagged ours, and after a bit of a hiccup with activation on the device itself (it failed multiple times until we restarted the handset), it’s been smooth sailing. We’ll obviously follow up with some thoughts on the device versus the AT&T-flavored version, but in the meantime, hit our gallery for an unboxing and some hands-on photos, alright?

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Verizon iPhone 4 units already shipping; deliveries could begin tomorrow

By on February 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM.

Verizon iPhone 4 units already shipping; deliveries could begin tomorrow

Are you waiting on the edge of your seat for that brand new Verizon iPhone 4 you stayed up all night to pre-order? We’ve been receiving tips that some devices pre-ordered this morning have already started shipping via FedEx standard overnight delivery, and should be arriving as early as 3:00PM tomorrow. Not a bad exclusive for existing Verizon customers, we’d say. Drop a comment below and let us know if your iPhone 4 has already shipped from Verizon, alright?

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Nokia N8 begins to ship

By on September 30, 2010 at 7:09 AM.

Nokia N8 begins to ship

If you went ahead an pre-ordered yourself a Nokia N8, you might want to keep your eye on your mailbox. Nokia has announced that the company’s not-actually-a-flagship-but-sort-of-a-flagship Symbian^3 handset, complete with 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss lens, has begun shipping worldwide. Nokia’s blog writes:

Being a global device launch, the Nokia N8 is shipping in tens of different languages to dozens of operators around the world. That isn’t something that happens overnight and as factory production ramps up, so will the numbers of trucks leaving with freshly boxed N8s on board.

Whilst the first lucky users will be un-boxing their Nokia N8 before the weekend, others can expect to be receiving theirs over the coming days and weeks.

Anyone out there pre-order an N8? More →

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