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  • Apple Reportedly Considering iPad Engraving Ahead of Holiday Season


    There are reports surfacing that Apple is tinkering with the idea of personal iPad engraving just in time for the holiday season to kick off in a few more months. According to the source from Apple quoted by Erictric, "Apple’s going to be offering customers the option to get their iPads engraved just before the Holidays roll around." Marking the first major shopping season amidst the iPad's availability, the move would likely be a welcome gesture for those with the ability to give such a generous gift - an engraved iPad.

    It is believed that Apple may not ultimately proceed with the engraving scheme if supplies are still in such short order by late 2010. Fearing further production delays, the engraving option may only manifest if supply finally catches up with demand. Nonetheless, should Apple roll out an engraving program, it isn't yet clear if engraving would be possible through online orders or if one must be present in store (at an Apple retail outlet) to take advantage of this yet-to-be announced added service.

    The source adds that engraving would “most likely free, especially since they’ll be trying to sell a ton more of the tablets during the holiday season.” Then again, with long lines being an issue every holiday season at Apple stores - and retail outlets in general - standing around to have one's iPad engraved may not be a palatable option for busy holiday shoppers already consumed by the hustle and bustle of the season.

    Erictric
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Considering iPad Engraving Ahead of Holiday Season started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Let me know what you get on eBay for an iPad with "To my loving husband, Joe."
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      ^ come on who wouldn't want a used iPad with that engraved on it. 
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      iPad 599.99 ... Case 59.99 ... Engraving 129.99 per letter
    1. GreenMachine's Avatar
      GreenMachine -
      Have they tried using a label maker instead?
    1. mastaryan's Avatar
      mastaryan -
      I'll take a jailbreak for x-mas! Sorry I had to!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Who engraves their idevices? It totally kills their resale value
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      I have my hopes up for an Ipad with ports on it and one where you can do a little bit more not engraving although it should be a nice gesture from apple.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Who engraves their idevices? It totally kills their resale value
      People that want to keep them FOREVER... and cuddle up with them at night. Resale is for suckers who get new ones every year... like me... oh wait.. doh!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      wow. So this is news...??? How about...
      New Gov't Rules Allow Unapproved IPhone Apps‎
      iPhone 4 Coming to 17 Additional Countries This Friday‎
      What a T-Mobile iPhone Would Mean‎

      MMI HOT NEWS OFF THE PRESS
      ---Apple gift wrapping Ipads for Christmas--Buy your Ipad at BestBuy and get it wrapped for a gift at Books a Million... Apple to ship iPads thru the mail...Apple is actually a fruit.... REALLY?!?! LMAO

      LMAO
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Who engraves their idevices? It totally kills their resale value
      I engrave my iDevices, because i drop them so much they don't last past 2 years
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Engraving means nothing, there's gonna be a new model the year after that, then the next year there's gonna be an even better model, making theirs out dated, and if they try to sell it, they gotta find some sucker who is willing to buy for like what $50-100 less? I mean if you want something with their name on it, just get an iPad and a case with their name on it, so it doesn't affect the iPads resale value.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      People that want to keep them FOREVER... and cuddle up with them at night. Resale is for suckers who get new ones every year... like me... oh wait.. doh!
      lmao
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      i'll pass on engraving. How about they drop the price of it? That'll be better for the holidays.
    1. highrider17's Avatar
      highrider17 -
      yeah i dont think people who get there ipods or ipads engraved at the time are thinking they will resell it later. I think its cool for close personal gifts
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      nice way to give a gift
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That is a great idea. But gonna be hard to resell.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      OMG! My name is on the iPad!!

      Really? What's the point of engraving? Stones is understandable, but iDevices, no.
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      another reason for apple not to have any ipads in stock.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      what about releasing an updated Ipad with ports, anybody have any insight?