New iPad deliveries arriving, Personal Pickup at retail now an option for purchasers

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in iPad edited March 30
Apple's new iPad has starting hitting purchaser's homes with deliveries originating in China, and those seeking an iPad today have the option of selecting Personal Pickup in the U.S. and Canada or trying their luck buying at the store without a pre-purchase.




AppleInsider has confirmed that Apple Retail has stock of the new iPad, with some stores having "hundreds" scaling down to only a few dozen in lower volume stores. Additionally, people who ordered early, and chose faster delivery are seeing deliveries on Thursday as well.

Initial demand at retail is "pretty heavy" according to AppleInsider sources at several Apple stores. Users wanting one today are recommended to buy online and select Personal Pickup, or head into the stores earlier rather than later as none of the stores we spoke with are expecting to have any stock at the end of the night.

An iPad ordered from Apple's website today is expected to be delivered between April 6 and April 11, depending on configuration and delivery speed requested.

Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad refresh was announced on March 21. The new iPad has an A9 processor, returns to a non-laminated screen, and is dimensionally identical to the iPad Air, and not the iPad Air 2 it replaces. AppleInsider will be examining the iPad late on Thursday.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Just got my iPad Pro 128 GB via UPS!

    Can we also talk about the amazing logistics? Got from EPZ (?)/Chengdu to my little town in one week. Well done, Tim Cook.

    Location Date Local Time Activity
    MEADVILLE, PA, US 03/30/2017 12:09 P.M. Delivered
    03/30/2017 7:50 A.M. Out For Delivery
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 03/30/2017 6:10 A.M. Departure Scan
    03/30/2017 5:23 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Louisville, KY, United States 03/30/2017 4:21 A.M. Departure Scan
    03/30/2017 3:25 A.M. Import Scan
    03/30/2017 2:38 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 03/29/2017 5:01 P.M. Departure Scan
    03/29/2017 1:04 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 03/30/2017 1:15 A.M. Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 03/28/2017 8:54 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/28/2017 4:48 A.M. Departure Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/27/2017 9:05 P.M. Export Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/25/2017 6:14 P.M. Export Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/24/2017 2:33 P.M. Your package is in transit. We're updating plans to schedule your delivery.
    Chengdu, China 03/23/2017 1:20 P.M. Arrival Scan
    EPZ, China 03/23/2017 12:25 P.M. Departure Scan
    03/23/2017 12:09 P.M. Origin Scan
    China 03/23/2017 9:25 P.M. (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS
    edited March 30 watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    I got my 2017 iPad yesterday. (128 GB WiFi). The non-laminated screen feels a little hollow and mushy, but it's certainly fast. Still trying to find out if I can use a 1st gen iPad Air case with it. The dimensions are the same but nobody seems to know if the magnets are in the same place for the sleep/wake functions.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 5
    I got my 2017 iPad yesterday. (128 GB WiFi). The non-laminated screen feels a little hollow and mushy, but it's certainly fast. Still trying to find out if I can use a 1st gen iPad Air case with it. The dimensions are the same but nobody seems to know if the magnets are in the same place for the sleep/wake functions.
    I don't have a magnet cover for the Air, but I'll get my hands on one to test.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 5
    I got my 2017 iPad yesterday. (128 GB WiFi). The non-laminated screen feels a little hollow and mushy, but it's certainly fast. Still trying to find out if I can use a 1st gen iPad Air case with it. The dimensions are the same but nobody seems to know if the magnets are in the same place for the sleep/wake functions.
    I don't have a magnet cover for the Air, but I'll get my hands on one to test.
    I contacted the maker of the case I wanted to get but they said they weren't getting a 2017 iPad in to test until today. They said they were going to test it and they'd update their site with compatibility info as soon as they could.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    ifailifail Posts: 463member
    I waltzed into Best Buy and they had one on display, picked one up on the spot
    watto_cobra
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