Mac OS X Leopard delayed for good reason?

Posted on October 27, 2007 by Chris Duke
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I got this (finally) late this evening from Apple:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Dear Apple Customer,

Thank you for your recent order with Apple.

Due to local emergency conditions in your delivery area, our carriers are unable to deliver to the address listed on your order. As a result, your Apple shipment is currently being held at your local FedEx facility.

Understanding that you may need your order sooner than it can be delivered, Apple has teamed with FedEx to allow you to pick up your order at your local FedEx facility. To claim your package, you must have:

— The tracking number
— A valid photo ID with name and address that match the delivery name and address

Regular delivery service will resume once conditions allow.

Thank you for your business.
Apple, Inc.

That explains it, however there aren’t any fires at the airport, or downtown, or anywhere on the way to my house. In fact, all of the fires are nowhere close to San Diego proper. So what’s with the delays, really? If I had to guess, it’s because Apple dumped thousands of overnight packages on FedEx yesterday (Thurs) and overwhelmed their drivers. Nice going!