The good news is that my MacBook is finally on its way. It should have been shipped last Thursday but wasn’t shipped until last night – presumably due to a post-WWDC rise in orders and because I wanted a RAM upgrade and not an off-the-shelf model. It’s due to arrive sometime early next week.
I can also reveal what I’m buying Hari for her birthday in September: an iPod Nano. It’s the 2 GB model, in black, and I’ve also had it laser engraved. You may be wondering how the hell I can afford such a thing, but it’s because Apple have an offer on which means that if you order a Mac and an iPod at the same time, you can claim a £100 rebate. Combine this with the student discount, and you can essentially get a legitimate 2 GB iPod Nano for £19, directly from Apple. I think the offer is only being promoted to students buying through the NUS, UCAS or their HE institution though.
It’s a pretty sweet deal (especially as the laser engraving is free too) – after rebate, I’ll have paid £735 for both the MacBook and the iPod. At full price they would cost £963, so I’m saving almost £230. Which is awesome, especially as I’m not swimming in cash at the moment.
Of course, I will probably get iPod envy when Hari’s iPod arrives – though my 2-year-old iPod Mini is still working fine despite being dropped several times I’d still love to get my hands on a Nano for myself.