Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Well, that sucks

This showed up in my inbox today:

April 14, 2010

Apple Media Advisory

Apple today released the following statement:

Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™. We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April.

Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tethering to continue indefinitely, says Rogers

Canadian iPhone users, rejoice. We may not get the iPad for a few more weeks, but free tethering continues...

Rogers offering Turn by Turn Navigation

Hey all.
Yeah, I know. Been a while. iPad, blah blah. Still not in Canada.
But here's a new app from Rogers, offering turn by turn navigation.
The app is built on the same engine as the AT&T turn by turn navigator, built by the same company, and is basically the same app, except for the Rogers' Branding. Still, nice to see it come to Canada, at $4.99.
Sorry, did I say $4.99? I meant $4.99 a month. You know, if I lived somewhere with more than twenty roads, I might consider it. If I lived somewhere where Rogers worked, I might consider it. But I don't know that the benefits of turn by turn navigation outweigh the myriad of options (including the built in app) available. At least not $60/year worth of benefit.
As always, don't base your situation on mine. I live in a small town where I tend to navigate not by streets but by who lives at the corner.