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Just craving an update...Hope that all is well. Need this at my house so bad. June still the targeted date?
@Austyn – possibly. We'll update everyone when we know for sure what your options are.
@James will we have Flexibility to determine which combo of cords we want?
@Eb That delivery date would be to us. Depending on where you are we do still plan on having the units delivered in June to our end buyers.
Hi James, is that delivery to you in June or to us?
@Lindsay – that is correct. Our estimated delivery at this point is June so we'll send out the survey when it gets a little closer to the date.
There haven't been any shipping surveys sent out, correct? I'm trying to go back through projects I've backed because my address has changed..
@Vince – yes, you are correct.
Just to be sure of what I'm currently backing... does the current design include four microUSB connectors at the end of the retractable cables?
@Rune We sent out a few updates detailing the delay. If you want a refund we are happy to give you one or for that matter to any of our backers at this point as we understand the frustration.
We are still on schedule of June right now. We are not sending out updates for 2 reasons, we want to respect people's email inboxes and we do not have any news that is worth reporting at this time.
We will get more active on the blog for those of you that want more frequent updates.
I ordered 3 and thought delivery was December ? :( I think it's time to invent a new word kickfail... #kickfail
@Arnaud and @Kippy sorry for the delayed response. As of right now we are still on schedule for the late June early July delivery.
We have definitely not given up on POP but there is really nothing to post at this point. If anything changes on delivery date or design we will immediately tell everyone.
Agree with Arnaud. Any additional info/news? Plans on regular updates or progress? How is the certification process going? How long is it suppose to be? How much longer is the wait for certification. I am seeing more and more cheap lightning adapters on the market, so it seems like other companies got the ball rolling long ago.
Or are you still busy with your other site and product? It seems like you post information there several times a day vs several times a month here.
Or did you give up on the Pop again?
do you have any news ?
Is it possible to have all lightning/microusb cables? Or all,lighting for that matter? I can't remember what the combinations are anymore.
Looking forward to it :-)
We will be sending out the update around 6-7 pm PST. We have a meeting with the manufacture and rest of team that should be getting out around 5pm today. We will be setting the delivery date in that meeting.
I don't know how the Americans get any work done... they all get out of bed so late!!! ;)
Today's the day.. tra la la la la....
Looking forward to 21st Jan for the updates. Been waiting for the POP for quite a while.
I really need the POP for a convention I'm working in early June. Hope to have it by then.
@James, as they say in these parts - Tack!
Looks like April or May but we want to give everyone a exact date that we 100% can stand behind and in order to do that need to wait for a few more pieces of info that are coming in next week.
@James ah, that's unfortunate. Can you offer any hints or ball park ideas now?
We will be sending out a update to all backers with the updated delivery date on Monday the 21st.
It is January 11th, and I am itching for more news!
@william we hope to release the new estimated delivery date by January 11th. We are just confirming all of the delivery times for all of our parts like the lightning adapters.
Any word on the estimated delivery date yet?
I sure needed a POP this week with a 48 hr blackout after our ice storm.
@Frank – will do
That is fine. Please keep me posted on all new developments with accessories for the POP and new products as well. I am interested in the possibility of attaching a solar charging panel to the POP.
@Frank – we're happy as well. We will have the POP Dock for those of you that ordered it, however the Solar top is not a feature that we will have ready for launch. That will take considerably more time to develop. For now, our main focus is getting POP as it was originally designed out our backers in a timely manner.
Glad to here that the Pop is back on the product line with Apples approval of the design. I will be waiting for your next update including a new delivery schedule update. Am I correct in understanding that future accessories for the Pop are now back on the drawing board.
@abdalah – Yes, we will be manufacturing POP. We're aiming to post an updated estimated delivery date in the next 7-10 days.
I am a little confused ? Are we going to receive our POP chargers or will I get a refund ? And if so when will I get a refund ?
@sciurvilla ok that is a deal. Looking forward to it!
@Jamies Eheheh...In this case you will be my guest for a great lunch by the lake (I live near Como) with a selection of our best wines while our devices will recharge with Pop you brought me! :)))))
@Kippy Ok fair enough. You are always welcome to come and visit the lab anytime as well. I will hand deliver yours now for sure:)
@ James Not sure about regaining my trust but I live in Pasadena, CA (not far from Santa Monica), so I will welcome the hand delivery of the POP from you.
Typed to fast, with corrections:
@Kippy, I understand why you have lost confidence and that is not something that we will get back until we deliver you a POP. What I said at the bottom of the article is true, that if Apple is still not allowing us to do a combo product (Apple and Android charges living on the same device) then we will not make it as it is not what we set out to do.
However since the ARS article came out Apple PR has confirmed that Lightning can be alongside any variant of USB. So now it is just a few days for us to confirm that this is true. If it is we will make the device and I will now also want to hand deliver it you. Hope that would regain your trust.
@Kippy, I understadn why you have lost confidence and that is not something that we will get back until we deliver you a POP. What I said at the bottom of the article is true, that if Apple is still not allowing us to do a combo product then we will not make it as it is not what we set out to do.
However since the ARS article came out Apple PR has confirmed that Lightning can be alongside any variant of USB. So not it is just a few days for us to confirm that this is true. If it is we will make the device and I will now also want to hand deliver it you. Hope that would regain your trust.
Guys. Did you read the Ars article? At the bottom of the article..
"If it has to be an Apple-only product, and Lightning can't be next to, say, an Android charger, then it's still not something we want to make, Siminoff said after hearing the news about Apple's updated guidelines. "I hope they become customer friendly. Maybe we will be able to do [the POP charger] after all."
It seems there is "hope" this might continue but James also left a lot of wiggle room for himself. If it is an "Apple-only product" can't be next to an Android charger, he STILL won't make it.
At the article, there was talk of what he/ his team "believe in." That is extremely arbitrary and can be anything he/ his team wants to "believe in."
I am gonna guess that in 7-10 days, James will have some other explanation why he cannot produce the POP. Like Sciurvilla, I have lost confidence in the creators.
That's fantastic news. I'm glad to see the people still have influence with Apple.
Well Apple might have changed their guidelines. We are checking with our manufacturer (that is how the process with Apple works) and if it is true then we will be making POP! Hopefully we will know for sure in the next 7-10 days (the holidays might impact this). As soon as we do we will tell everyone. I will also be writing up a update and sending to everyone in the next 24 hours.
And @Sciurvilla I think I am going to hand deliver your POP:)
@Eb Appeti Don't know, depending on the last decision of Jamie. I really hope so. I want the POP. Also if I don't have any Lightning product. ;oP
Yeo just saw that, does this mean we are back on?
@Charles Nicolosi Thanks for your news. ;o)
Now let's see if there will be other excuses to scupper the project (I'll be cynical, but unfortunately I lost confidence in the creators).
Arstechnica is reporting that Apple has reversed their decision!
Well if POP won't become a reality with this kickstarter project and you will be refunding us, then just send us each a check in the mail. You have all of our info already ....... don't make us jump through any hoops to get our money back, like signing up for another site. If we would like to join your other site, we will separately. Our refunds should be done in a direct manner to insure we are each taken care of. Forcing us to sign up to another site will just cause more confusion, hassle, and take time away from people's already busy schedules. Mail each check with USPS registered mail and you can guarantee everyone gets their check and there is accountability for your company, which will also save a lot of hassle for everyone.
I'd vote for two of the original connectors with two more USB spaces so that we can just buy lightning connectors from Apple. Would it be possible to buy them in bulk and loading them into the retractible parts of the device?