Customers report receiving shipment notifications for new iPad

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in iPad edited January 2014


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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  • Reply 1 of 58
    tyler82tyler82 Posts: 999member
    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!:
  • Reply 2 of 58
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tyler82 View Post


    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.
  • Reply 3 of 58
    doggonedoggone Posts: 324member
    I need to change my wife's name to Emily.
  • Reply 4 of 58
    ferdferd Posts: 4member
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 58
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 58
    the status on my white 16gb wifi ordered 3 hours after pre orders went live says.



    "Preparing for Shipment"



    what is everyone else saying.
  • Reply 7 of 58
    Quote:
    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.



    Same here.
  • Reply 8 of 58
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 58
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DogGone View Post


    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.
  • Reply 10 of 58
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    So how exactly does Chris tell Emily he got her something 9.7" and black?
  • Reply 11 of 58
    jedd88jedd88 Posts: 6member
    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!:
  • Reply 12 of 58
    misamisa Posts: 827member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jedd88 View Post


    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.
  • Reply 13 of 58
    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!
  • Reply 14 of 58
    tinker15tinker15 Posts: 19member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jotbolger View Post


    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.
  • Reply 15 of 58
    irelandireland Posts: 17,785member
    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.
  • Reply 16 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.
  • Reply 17 of 58
    I ordered mine from Germany. Says it will arrive the 16th...
  • Reply 18 of 58
    mrpezmanmrpezman Posts: 10member
    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.
  • Reply 19 of 58
    galleygalley Posts: 971member
    My red leather Smart Cover will be here tomorrow. It sure will be nice to look at until the 16th!
  • Reply 20 of 58
    shogunshogun Posts: 362member
    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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