Hello again, everyone! It’s been a while, I know. But like Brian said, it’s been crazy busy here for the last few weeks. Now that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to take care of you, so keep sending your Apple gear and we’ll keep turning it around faster than anyone in the business. Did you take advantage of the coupon from Brian’s last post? I’m not using a coupon for anything, but I watched that video a few times. When your team has been the punch line of all of Major League Baseball for the better part of two decades, it’s nice to see some glimpse of progress. Sure, it’s only three weeks in, but the perennial basement-dwelling royals are tied for second in the American League, and that’s worth something. We’re all just hoping they can put off the choking and ten-game losing streaks as long as possible.
Onto Apple matters. Two big pieces of news today. First, apple.com has shortened the ship time for iPads purchased online. Hooray. So if you live more than a 1-2 weeks drive to your nearest Apple store, you can now get one conveniently delivered to your doorstep in record time. More importantly, it sounds like the iPhone 5 will be shipping by September at the latest. Look for the announcement at June’s WWDC, along with big developments in iOS and OS 10.7.
With the hints that 10.7 is going to run more like the iPad’s iOS, does that mean touch-screen MacBooks and MacBook Pros are on the horizon? Could be. We may find out in about six weeks. Enjoy your week, everyone. Watch some baseball. Go Blue.