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Customers are reporting having received shipment notifications from Apple for preorders of the third-generation iPad, with delivery scheduled for March 16, the official release date.

AppleInsider reader Chris D'Aurora submitted a screenshot of an alleged shipment notification from Apple for a pre-order placed on Wednesday.

"We're happy to let you know that the items below are on their way to you," the notification read.

The device in question is a 16GB black iPad with Wi-Fi. The package was reportedly shipped through Federal Express and was listed as on track for delivery on March 16.

Engadget reports that several of its readers have received shipping references as well. Some them have also received UPS tracking numbers indicating the iPads are shipping from China.

Apple unveiled the third-generation iPad on Wednesday in San Francisco. The new tablet features a Retina Display, optional 4G LTE, a faster processor and a 5-megapixel camera. It will launch first in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands on Friday, March 16.




The third-generation iPad launch could be significantly larger than last year's iPad 2 launch, which landed in the U.S. first before going international two weeks later. U.S. pre-orders for the iPad appear to be going strong so far, as some models of the device are no longer available for launch day delivery. The white 16GB and 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G AT&T iPad models are currently listed as shipping by March 19.

Wall Street's reaction to the new iPad has been positive overall. Several analysts view the accelerated international rollout as a potential sign of an upside to iPad shipments this quarter.




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post #2 of 58
I got a UPS email that I have a delivery coming from Apple in Elk Grove (Shipper: APPLE ELK GROVE IML RESDENTIAL) with a scheduled delivery date of tomorrow-- package weighing 2.0 lbs.
I ordered a smart cover as well. Any chance this 2 lb. package could be the iPad instead of the smart cover?? I have not received any shipment notification from Apple and my order status states "Preparing for shipment" for both products...

update: Apple order status page says that it is indeed the Smart Cover- thinking I would be the first worldwide iPad 3.0 owner :doh!:
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I got a UPS email that I have a delivery coming from Apple in Elk Grove (Shipper: APPLE ELK GROVE IML RESDENTIAL) with a scheduled delivery date of tomorrow-- package weighing 2.0 lbs.
I ordered a smart cover as well. Any chance this 2 lb. package could be the iPad instead of the smart cover?? I have not received any shipment notification from Apple and my order status states "Preparing for shipment" for both products...

The shipping weight includes everything and the iPad alone is 1.4 to 1.6lbs so when you add the iPad box, components and the shipping box that's well over 2lbs. I'd say that would be your Smart Cover which really kind of sucks but at least you won't have to wait months like some people that ordered iMacs while looking at their boxed accessories.

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post #4 of 58
I need to change my wife's name to Emily.
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From the above post, looks like Emily is getting a nice birthday present. Hopefully she doesn't frequent these boards if its supposed to be a surprise.

Anyways, looking forward to my shipping notification.
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I got my shipping notice a little bit ago, Fedex probably won't update the status until tomorrow sometime. The Apple site says it delivers March 16th, I'm sure there's a rule they can't deliver before the 16th. My birthday is on Monday that'd be a nice surprise. I should have gave a Happy Birthday message to myself like Emily did.
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the status on my white 16gb wifi ordered 3 hours after pre orders went live says.

"Preparing for Shipment"

what is everyone else saying.
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the status on my white 16gb wifi ordered 3 hours after pre orders went live says.

"Preparing for Shipment"

what is everyone else saying.

Same here.
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Originally Posted by integlspwr View Post

the status on my white 16gb wifi ordered 3 hours after pre orders went live says.

"Preparing for Shipment"

what is everyone else saying.

Mine as well. I ordered two 16GB WiFi.
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I need to change my wife's name to Emily.

Somebody made a mistake on the engraving



I ordered mine on Thursday, personalised White 32GB WF/4G from the UK store with current status as, confirmed - processing \

I also ordered Incase Origami workstation and a Micro SIM but they all still have the same expected delivery date of Mar 16. I hope they all get shipped in one box but they usually dispatch items whenever it is ready and that could mean separately.
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So how exactly does Chris tell Emily he got her something 9.7" and black?

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post #12 of 58
After three futile tries on March 7, following Apple's announcement, I got my online order in and today, the Apple Store has sent me the same email as above. Its UPS tracking says it's due to arrive on March 16th!:
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After three futile tries on March 7, following Apple's announcement, I got my online order in and today, the Apple Store has sent me the same email as above. Its UPS tracking says it's due to arrive on March 16th!:

Mine is shipped on Mar 8, Receive it Mar 13
via Fedex from SCHAUMBURG, IL

I hope that's the iPad itself and not just the cover LOL.

Edit: checked the Apple.com site and it shows "Preparing for Shipment" on the iPad itself, but track shipment on the cover.
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UK Apple store are quoting 2-3 weeks.

I finally managed to pre order one last night and my order confirmation says Dispatched 29 March!

Looks like they'll have none left for the second tier of countries launching on 26 March. I'll be more than a bit miffed if I get mine after they do!
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UK Apple store are quoting 2-3 weeks.

I finally managed to pre order one last night and my order confirmation says Dispatched 29 March!

Looks like they'll have none left for the second tier of countries launching on 26 March. I'll be more than a bit miffed if I get mine after they do!

It certainly wasn't easy to order one in the UK. It took me until 2am on Thursday morning before I could get the Apple Store website to accept my order. My current order status gives 16th March for delivery.
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In two minds as to whether I should get 16 or 32 GB?

My iPad 1 was 16 as was my iPad 2. It probably makes more sense going with 32GB.
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post #17 of 58
I received the shipping notice Thursday for the smart cover (via Fedex) and this morning for the iPad (32GB black, VZW 4GLTE, personalized) via UPS. Cover is to arrive tomorrow (lot of good that will do me) and delivery for the iPad says Friday, 3/16.
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I ordered mine from Germany. Says it will arrive the 16th...
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I ordered 2 White 32 GB iPads. This morning the order status has changed from "Processing" to "Preparing for Shipment". It has also changed to "not eligible to cancel or return". I expect it will show that the items have shipped sometime today.
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My red leather Smart Cover will be here tomorrow. It sure will be nice to look at until the 16th!
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Yeah, come to think of it, it's probably the smart cover. When I ordered I noticed the smart cover was estimated to ship within 2-3 days. The iPad said March 16.

I got an email yesterday for shipping. I saw it briefly on my phone before it disappeared! How does that happen? Couldn't find the email later for the life of me.
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In two minds as to whether I should get 16 or 32 GB?

My iPad 1 was 16 as was my iPad 2. It probably makes more sense going with 32GB.

We also had a 16gb iPad 1 and iPad 2. We're definitely going with the 32gb this time around. Now that our daughter is wanting to watch all of her Dora and Blue's Clues episodes on the iPad and with the amount of apps we have to load on it the 16gb size just isn't sufficient.

What I wonder is how quickly delivery times will slip and how far out they will go. I want delivery as late in April as possible since my in-laws are flying over at the beginning of May. No reason to waste warranty while it sits in their luggage.
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Originally Posted by integlspwr View Post

the status on my white 16gb wifi ordered 3 hours after pre orders went live says.

"Preparing for Shipment"

what is everyone else saying.

Yup, my 32GB White Wi-Fi is showing the same.
post #24 of 58
This is amazing news....someone ordered something and got a shipping notice. Who would have thought.....
post #25 of 58
I got that email this morning too. Hopefully it'll come a little bit early
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I ordered 2 iPads, one personalized and one regular. The personalized one shipped from EPZ, China today and is currently in Chengdu, China. Shipped by UPS.
Location\tDate\tLocal Time\tActivity
Chengdu, China\t 03/09/2012\t 7:55 P.M.\tArrival Scan
EPZ, China\t 03/09/2012\t 7:21 P.M.\tDeparture Scan
03/09/2012\t 12:12 P.M.\tOrigin Scan
China\t 03/09/2012\t 2:52 A.M.\tOrder Processed: Ready for UPS
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This is amazing news....someone ordered something and got a shipping notice. Who would have thought.....



Seriously, though, I wonder how many people will get them a day or two early, as what happened with the iPhone 4S pre-orders. This time around, Apple seems to have caught up with the supply chain (I guess 7 months of Tim Cook as the undisputed CEO is having its effect) and even new orders today for the Wi-Fi and Verizon models are due to arrive next Friday, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few people get theirs early.

I originally placed an order on the 7th for an AT&T model, but I changed it yesterday to Verizon after they confirmed that hotspot would be included (AT&T is still "working with Apple" on it - translation: they are figuring out how to charge extra for it).
post #28 of 58
Ordered the new iPad march 7th and got a tracking number for the 16th, ordered an iPad 2(present) yesterday and got a tracking number for the 12th.

I am in no hurry but if it does show up on Friday we will have an iPad party. Lol
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post #29 of 58
I got the shipping Email yesterday, it has left Hong Kong and scheduled for delivery on 16th (of course):

Location Date \tLocal Time \tActivity
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong \t03/09/2012 \t8:08 P.M. \t Departure Scan
Shenzhen, China \t 03/09/2012 \t11:55 A.M. \tDeparture Scan
Shenzhen, China \t 03/08/2012 \t9:13 P.M. \t Origin Scan
China \t 03/09/2012 \t10:21 P.M. \tOrder Processed: Ready for UPS
post #30 of 58
Mine is still processing. Ugh!!!!
post #31 of 58
My black 32GB + Verizion left from Shenzhen, with estimated delivery date of March 16 according to UPS (and they are usually accurate to the day). However, since I am in San Francisco, "Gateway to the Pacific Rim," hopefully I can receive it a day or 2 earlier Interestingly, it does not say Signature Required. I don't want the UPS guy to just leave it at my door! I'm sure there are lots of schemers out there on the lookout for boxes this size as they know they will be shipped on this day.

Again, I've said this 10 times so far on this board (I never really commented here before as you can see by my profile) this is my FIRST iPad. I've only used one once for about 3 minutes and it was for a boring hospital survey, so I have never really experienced one. That explains my sheer giddiness and anxiety. Geez, I hope it calms down before next Friday!!
The more I am researching, the more I am learning that this thing can do so much more than a PC or laptop, especially for the type of work that I do where I need mobility, that I really do believe these will overtake computers. I always thought that was a joke before, but I see it as the truth. Still love my Macbook though!
post #32 of 58
I ordered my iPad and new ATV the morning after announcement and I'm getting a shipping date of March 30th.
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post #33 of 58
...cover should be here (California) today, shipped from Elk Grove via UPS

Just got email with a FedEx tracking number for the iPad, track says its in Ontario, CA and will be delivered 3/16.

Wonder if Ontario is where one of those supposed 'big drop ships' of iPads from China went to last week?
post #34 of 58
Got notice that I'm about to receive the extra power adapter and smart cover (separately, they could learn a tad from Amazon on that) while the iPad is still aimed at a 16th "delivery" with no shipping notice as of yet.
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Looks like mine made it to Anchorage AK today at 11:54am, getting closer
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post #36 of 58
Mine's in Nashville. Says estimated delivery on Monday by 3pm. I only ordered the iPad so it can't be for another item. I wonder if it changes later but it'd be great to get it early!
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Mine's in Nashville. Says estimated delivery on Monday by 3pm. I only ordered the iPad so it can't be for another item. I wonder if it changes later but it'd be great to get it early!

Where did it originate? China?
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Where did it originate? China?

It lists Nashville as the city it was picked up in and that's all it lists.

And this is FedEx.
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It lists Nashville as the city it was picked up in and that's all it lists.

And this is FedEx.

I think since I got the laser engraving, that is why mine is shipping from China :doh!:
post #40 of 58
Mine says shipped from Middletown, PA with delivery on March 16
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