Apple inadvertently confirms May 21 availability for iPad Pro, M1 iMac, Apple TV 4K

in iPad edited April 2021
An Apple press release promoting the preordering of iPad Pro, iMac, and Apple TV 4K, does not give a shipping date -- but the document's metadata originally did..

Leaker Jon Prosser says new iPad Pro models will launch on May 21 and 22
Metadata in Apple's press release appears to confirm shipping from May 21

Apple has issued a press release describing the April 30 preorders for its new devices and the text of it sticks to the previous comment of availability in the "second half of May." However, the HTML metadata describing the document originally included more. Apple has since updated it to remove the specific date, but reportedly it did initially say "May 21."

Apple's press release goes to great length not to say exactly when new iMac and iPad Pro ship, but the metadata "description" says May 21

-- Jason Aten (@JasonAten)

The text within the document said that the devices will be arriving "in stores and on doorsteps around the world May 21."

This is the date that has been widely predicted, including by leaker Jon Prosser.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 951member
    So when can we order?
    Midnight Apple (west coast) time or some other time in the day?
    The website does not say.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,937member
    Tim will Cook someone's Cookies over this.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    My Apple Newsroom notification made it pretty clear it was the 21st. 
  • Reply 4 of 5
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,377member
    Only reason to hide the date is if they are unsure if they will hit it.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    ClarusClarus Posts: 41member
    My Apple Newsroom notification made it pretty clear it was the 21st. 
    That's because of exactly the reason in the story: All newsreaders get the article summary from the metadata, so the May 21 date that was still present in the summary metadata might not be in the actual article.
    edited April 2021 watto_cobra
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