It turns out I was mistaken about my next order of business. Although I had plans for my project to be developed for both iPhone/iPod and iPad, I wasn’t expecting my pre-ordered iPad to actually come in for several more weeks (or possibly months). But on a trip to Best Buy at lunch on Tuesday (for other reasons) I decided to swing by the Nerd Herd desk and check to see if my spot in line had advanced at all. Of course, it hadn’t. They hadn’t gotten a single unit of the model I was on the list for in the 2.5 weeks since I’d signed up. But while explaining all of this to me, the Nerd began to lament the long line I was in and he pointed out how troubling it was that they had been getting surplus units of my model, but in white instead of black. They had a whole bunch languishing in their security cage because nobody was buying them. *sigh*
Long story made… uh… still kinda long: I ended up “canceling” my pre-order and casually purchasing a white iPad 2. And so, my last couple of days have been spent loading, configuring, prepping and (most importantly) playing with my new toy. Luckily, this has even included getting a few of my intended tools loaded up for previewing.
But more on those tomorrow… but no promises this time, either.