Originally Posted by cameronj
It doesn't take any more time to MAKE the models. But if one sells twice as many as the other, and Apple didn't make twice as many, then it's going to take longer to get the ones that are more popular.
Surely you didn't think these were all made-to order, right?
Why are you copping an attitude?
Mine aren't engraved, so that removes any "custom" considerations, and color doesn't appear to have any impact on when/if a given order is bumped. The only time considerations regarding production are whether or not it has 3G (I haven't noticed that any of the bumped orders are 3G models), and whether or not engraving is involved. Other than those two things, all of the models are indeed made the same.
Further, if there's a 4-5 week wait for shipping an iPad2 that was ordered online, yes, I figure it's because they haven't got any made that fit my order, so in essence, they DO have to make it before they can ship it. Technically, that means it's made to order, but I'm not really interested in being that pedantic. I ordered mine on th 19th, and it still says it won't be shipped until the 21st, and since it's being shipped direct from China, it probably hasn't even been made yet.
So, let's examine my logic here. Someone that ordered a Black 64G wifi-only model placed his order on the 24th, and his order status was changed to prepared for shipping yesterday. I placed my order for two Blakc 32G/3G non-engraved units on the 19th, and shipping status STILL says "not shipped yet", and is STILL scheduled for Apr 21. I don't think that expecting my order to be bumped up as well is unreasonable at all.
Maybe you should step down off your high horse and put some thought into what you say.