Ricky Gervais Gets an iPad 2 Courtesy of Jony Ive

Ricky Gervais Gets an iPad 2 Courtesy of Jony Ive

Despite the overwhelming demand for the iPad 2 and the supply shortages across the U.S., it seems the device isn’t too hard to get hold of if you have a friend high up in the Apple camp.

English writer, director, and funny-man Ricky Gervais got his iPad 2 courtesy of Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design.

Gervais announced in a post on his blog this week:

So I got two parcels today. One was the new iPad 2 from its genius inventor Jony Ive (it’s a work of art).

So, if you’re finding it hard to get your hands on Apple’s second-generation iPad, or you don’t want to stand in line for the international launch this Friday, all you need to do is write a Bafta winning sitcom, perform a sell-out stand-up comedy show, make a record-breaking podcast and become friends with Jony Ive.

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  • imuser

    He had an original iPad early as well… it was featured a bit in one of the podcasts, repeatedly calling Karl a ‘wanker’

    He and Steve Merchant should be knighted for introducing the world to Karl Pilkington anyway, so why not an iPad2?

  • KillianBell

    I completely agree!

  • Andrew Cannon

    The rich get richer and the poor stay poorer

  • Tylermoney

    I just walked across the street for mine on the US release day at 5:24. There were 4 people in the line in front of me. There were two left when I got to the register. I should’ve bought the last one too, then sold it. Fail on my part, but I did get an iPad2 on opening day without waiting in a crazy ass line.

  • Alfredo

    You forgot:

    - Being british.

  • Harold Haynes

    lol He got an iPad, not an insider trading tip.

  • devunish

    I just told my friend who is going to try and get an iPad tomorrow that she should call the apple store tell them that she is a celebrity (pick one) and tell them that she will be sending her assistant down to the store tomorrow to pick up an iPad. Then when she gets to the store tomorrow she should walk right to the front and announce herself as so and so’s assistant that is there to purchase an iPad for so and so as arranged over the phone. I know!! I’m a genius right….so full of win!

  • KillianBell

    I’m not sure this will work, but if it does, please contact me!

  • devunish

    eeh! How do you know?! He said he got “two” parcels. What do you think was in the other box!

  • KillianBell

    Signed boxing gloves from Mike Tyson! Check out his blog post – there’s a pic: http://www.rickygervais.com/th

  • devunish

    ughh…you just had to ruin it didn’t you….lol

  • divebum

    If I get my teeth messed up like that can I get an iPad from Ive?

  • Carol

    “All you need to do is write a Bafta winning sitcom, perform a sell-out stand-up comedy show, make a record-breaking podcast and become friends with Jony Ive.” – See, Ricky is THAT good! He’s a legend!

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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