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Stories of weird iPad shipping routes have been cropping up a while on the web and there's usually a perfectly logical explanation for why our precious tech takes so many diversions en route to our homes. This one regarding a MacBook Air is really strange, though. One bewildered Reg reader sent us shots of his tracking …

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Yep

Mine basically followed that route via Korea, Kazakhstan and then Germany.

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There could be tax advantages?

Or a bargain Kazakh logistics contractor ;-)

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Joke

Clearly they

had Blizzard do the flight path ;)

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Food miles - Computer miles

It's great Apple consider the materials used and the impact on the environment - but if this is true and not some gitch then it's appalling. Aside from the environment, think of all the fuel that could be saved - products could cost less and would arrive quicker if the route was China - Germany - UK

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Beat me to it

Would be even shorter/better for the environment still if it was German -> UK, or even UK -> UK.

But I still doubt we'd get them as "cheaply" (and I mean that in Apple terms), given the manufacturer & labour costs of the UK and/or Germany.

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Look at mine...

Koeln, Germany 28/07/2011 1:19 Import Scan

Koeln, Germany 27/07/2011 23:40 Arrival Scan

Warsaw, Poland 27/07/2011 22:05 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 18:00 Arrival Scan

Koeln, Germany 27/07/2011 17:55 Package data processed by brokerage Waiting for clearance / Released by clearing agency Now in-transit for delivery

Almaty, Kazakhstan 27/07/2011 16:47 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 14:32 Arrival Scan

Incheon, Korea, Republic of 27/07/2011 12:42 Departure Scan

Warsaw, Poland 27/07/2011 4:30 Arrival Scan

Incheon, Korea, Republic of 27/07/2011 10:56 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 9:42 Arrival Scan

Shanghai, China 27/07/2011 6:25 Departure Scan

Shanghai, China 26/07/2011 16:49 Export Scan

Koeln, Germany 26/07/2011 10:27 Package data processed by brokerage Waiting for clearance

Shanghai, China 25/07/2011 21:30 Departure Scan

25/07/2011 16:34 Origin Scan

China 25/07/2011 2:51 Order Processed: Ready for UPS

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Yeah

Koeln, Germany 28/07/2011 1:21 Import Scan

Koeln, Germany 27/07/2011 23:40 Arrival Scan

Warsaw, Poland 27/07/2011 22:05 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 18:00 Arrival Scan

Koeln, Germany 27/07/2011 17:55 Package data processed by brokerage Waiting for clearance / Released by clearing agency Now in-transit for delivery

Almaty, Kazakhstan 27/07/2011 16:47 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 14:32 Arrival Scan

Incheon, Korea, Republic of 27/07/2011 12:42 Departure Scan

Warsaw, Poland 27/07/2011 4:30 Arrival Scan

Incheon, Korea, Republic of 27/07/2011 10:56 Departure Scan

27/07/2011 9:42 Arrival Scan

Shanghai, China 27/07/2011 6:25 Departure Scan

Shanghai, China 26/07/2011 16:39 Export Scan

Koeln, Germany 26/07/2011 10:27 Package data processed by brokerage Waiting for clearance

Shanghai, China 25/07/2011 21:30 Departure Scan

25/07/2011 16:34 Origin Scan

China 25/07/2011 2:51 Order Processed: Ready for UPS

I've been wondering what the game is with that. While there's some amusement value in seeing which timezone my new laptop's appeared in this time I think I'd rather have the damned thing to actually use instead.

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