Some UK Apple Resellers reportedly annoyed over Apple stringent iPad sales standards

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Apple’s Premium Resellers are getting iPads to sell on Friday – provided their shops pass Apple’s stringent standards,” John Oates “reports” for The Register. “But retailers are irritated at Apple’s insistence that they do not take pre-orders or publicise the launch on their websites or in store until Friday morning.”

Oates sputters, “They were even more annoyed at DSGi’s claim that it has an exclusive deal to sell the devices in the UK. Independent resellers will get iPads to sell, but only if they obey Apple’s omertà.”

“An Apple dealer, speaking to us on condition of anonymity, said he was in the middle of re-merchandising his shop and training staff,” Oates blathers. “Once this is complete he must email photographs to Apple for approval by 8pm on Thursday night. All being well he can then get on with selling the gadgets on Friday morning.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Resellers, if you are so irritated and annoyed with Apple’s rules, you can always take down the Apple logo, stop carrying Apple products, and go with other companies who have less stringent standards.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s a pleasure to have a good shopping experience when you spend your money and I appreciate Apple for wanting to make this a pleasant experience for everyone.

  2. I’ve been lving in britain for 28years and I’m sorry to tell you that hot and cold water does indeed come out of the same faucet here. I reckon it’s time for you to leave that shithole your living in and maybe get out more and travel. The world is a lovely place outside of america.

  3. ron: What standards do you want, Walmart or Nordstroms?

    Ron, I get your point, but Walmart actually has very exacting standards too. Which is one of the reasons they are one of the world’s largest companies. Perhaps it would be better to pick on someone like K-Mart.

  4. “I’ve been lving in britain for 28 years and I’m sorry to tell you that hot and cold water does indeed come out of the same faucet here.”

    You really should happy then, not sorry. I’m an ex-pat BTW.

  5. Apple has been tightening up requirements for a long time. This has not happened just for the iPad launch. I expect they are laggards over previous requests too.

    Seems to me “ron” here is someone with far too much time on their hands…

    And as a Brit, I apologise to US citizens for the outrageous remark of “In reply to z” above. Sadly there are all too many US-phobic little pricks in the UK today.

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