Apple's "sales event" - WTF?


Categories: GeekStuff

So, MacOS X 10.4 is out. Sort of. Apple has been playing up for ages that the release would be Friday, April 29th.

But the product isn’t actually for sale. See, you can’t buy it before 6PM. Why? No reason. Steve Jobs just gets a big chubby exercising control over things. The boxes are presumably already in stores, the product just isn’t available until later because, well, it makes Steve happy when people have to wait on his pleasure.

What a dweeb. Net result is, my errand-running trip to the mall was unproductive, and I feel like Apple wasted half an hour of my time by making a big deal about a release date when the product wasn’t really going to be available. So, I’ll stick with my developer pre-release versions a while longer.

Gotta admire any company whose business model includes “and then we just refuse to sell stuff to people out of pure spite”.

Comments [archived]

From: beoba
Date: 2005-05-01 13:41:41 -0500

I’ll stick with my bittorrent prerelease versions, myself.

From: linsee
Date: 2005-05-02 12:47:50 -0500

James Lileks has a riff on buying this – permalink here:

You should go read the whole thing, but then you should always read Lileks.

And since he complained about the unfairness of snow in May, just to mention, it snowed in Denver this weekend too.

– seebs’ mom