iPods Backordered Everywhere

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Date: Monday, May 12th, 2003, 20:11
Category: Hardware, iPod

I ordered a 30 GB iPod from MacMall on Thursday 01 May 2003. I don’t recall reading anything on any Mac news site about them not being immediately available. It’s now 12 days later and still no iPod, and a quick search on the Web shows that no one has them. When can we expect the backorders to be filled?

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When in Doubt, Imitate Apple

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Date: Monday, May 12th, 2003, 16:04
Category: iPod, Software

A troubling article from the NYTimes is discussed on OSOpinion on the battle being waged between users and record labels on the issue of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.

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Bugs in Apple's iTunes Music Store

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Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2003, 01:55
Category: Hardware, iPod

There seems to be two BUGS with the iTunes Music Store. One with the use of the shopping cart and overcharging for sales tax. If you have set your preferences in iTunes to “Buy Using Shopping Cart” Beware. Also be sure to check your charges of your purchases for the correct amount of applicable sales tax. This seems to be two bugs that I have now run into.

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New iPod Text Notes Feature

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 00:00
Category: iPod, Software

I’ve been a reader for over seven years now (started when I was shopping for my PB 1400) and you guys have always had the best insight on portable technologies, so here’s my question: I was reading about the new iPod’s “store text notes” feature and saw on the site where Apple mentioned “Now you can have the information you need – from restaurant reviews to concert guides to news articles – right at your fingertips.” It wasn’t until I read the “news articles” one that I started to wonder, would it be possible to have an Avant Go-type service for the iPod?

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