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  • Apple Already Shipping U.S. New iPad Pre-Orders, Some U.K. Buyers Deliveries Delayed



    Apple has already started shipping new iPads to customers with delivery dates set for March 16.

    Early shipments are not unprecedented, and our own Kyle Matthews has his black 32GB third generation iPad en route complete with a “Modmyi.com” engraving. But, not everyone is reporting Apple will meet their originally reported shipping schedule.

    MacRumors is reporting a number of customers in the U.K. have reported Apple notified them their launch day iPad orders would be delayed by several days. The orders, which Apple originally quoted for a March 16 delivery date, have had delivery estimates moved back to March 19 or as late as March 21.

    Despite our best efforts and those of our shipping partners to get your order to you on time, we want to inform you that it will not arrive on its originally scheduled delivery date.
    Your new delivery date is 20/03/2012.

    Once you receive your Shipment Notification email, you can check the delivery status of your order by clicking the Track Shipment button, or by visiting the Apple Store and clicking Account.

    We regret the delay and apologise for the inconvenience.

    Kind regards,
    Apple Online Store
    It appears Apple has prioritized U.S. shipments ahead of other regions. For those looking to secure a launch day arrival, Apple’s U.S. site is quoting every iPad for launch-day delivery except the white 16GB Wi-Fi model, all white AT&T LTE models, and the black 16GB LTE model.

    Source: MacRumors, Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Already Shipping U.S. New iPad Pre-Orders, Some U.K. Buyers Deliveries Delayed started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. waroftyr's Avatar
      waroftyr -
      Not fair. I ordered as soon as site became live for orders and mine still hasn't shipped.
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by waroftyr View Post
      Not fair. I ordered as soon as site became live for orders and mine still hasn't shipped.
      No worries, when the 4S came out mine didn't show "shipping" until the day before it arrived on release day. While its always cool to see that it is on it's way, it doesn't always mean what you see...
    1. aiden1983's Avatar
      aiden1983 -
      It's not just the US that they are shipping out. I'm in Canada and they shipped my iPad out today.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Oooh.. look at that sezzy engraving.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Has anyone ever had a tougher time reselling an older gen device because of its custom engraving?
    1. therockk's Avatar
      therockk -
      Mine also says shipped. And a tracking number provided. My 64GB White 4G iPad is now in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong lol.
    1. kadarrius's Avatar
      kadarrius -
      OK guys I really need opinions!!! please I pre-orderd a BLACK 3Rd GENERATION IPAD WIFI ONLY at 4:30 yesterday!!! The pre-order went through fine. I got an email saying that my order was processing around 5:30 it says that the delivery date was march 16!!! The(launch date) today its 1:35 pm and I still haven't got a shipment email...and with the website saying march 19 for all iPads now I'm kind of scared lol so when should I expect my iPad 3 to be here. And should I even be scared.

      Quote Originally Posted by therockk View Post
      Mine also says shipped. And a tracking number provided. My 64GB White 4G iPad is now in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong lol.
      Could you help me out maybe?
    1. DMN's Avatar
      DMN -
      Yeah, mine's shipped out too (coming to St. Albert, Alberta).
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Has anyone ever had a tougher time reselling an older gen device because of its custom engraving?
      Wow. I didn't think of that. Too late to change that
    1. fudu's Avatar
      fudu -
      Quote Originally Posted by DMN View Post
      Yeah, mine's shipped out too (coming to St. Albert, Alberta).

      hopefully BC is on the list next for ipads to be shipped to! mines say "being prepared for shipment"
    1. Inni's Avatar
      Inni -
      Got a shipping email today. Mine is in Pennsylvania and will be here in a week. I find it funny that it'll take a week to get here when I only live 3 walking days away lol.
    1. DMN's Avatar
      DMN -
      Quote Originally Posted by fudu View Post
      hopefully BC is on the list next for ipads to be shipped to! mines say "being prepared for shipment"
      Mine's in Anchorage. Apple ships through Alaska?
    1. fudu's Avatar
      fudu -
      Quote Originally Posted by DMN View Post
      Mine's in Anchorage. Apple ships through Alaska?
      lol yea man it goes though Alaska >_< My iphone 4S went through there..
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Has anyone ever had a tougher time reselling an older gen device because of its custom engraving?
      My guess is Kyle doesn't sell his older devices. Probably has a special cabinet for them to be on display.

      Probably has a first gen iPhone in there with the old site name.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by waroftyr View Post
      Not fair. I ordered as soon as site became live for orders and mine still hasn't shipped.
      I ordered same night an mine finally shipped with a receive date of march 16.. Maybe it'll ship today? Mine was sitting in preparing for shipping for two days.

      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      My guess is Kyle doesn't sell his older devices. Probably has a special cabinet for them to be on display.

      Probably has a first gen iPhone in there with the old site name.
      What was the old site name? Wasn't it modmyiphone or something?
    1. waroftyr's Avatar
      waroftyr -
      Ok I know this is wishful thinking but... Supposively the iPads were being built back in November December (could be wrong on that) at that time neither 5.1 nor absinthe had been created(well 5.1 was but still beta and not on the iPads). So potentially the new iPad won't be on 5.1 yet and absinthe might have an opening still?

      I know nearly impossible, but as I said wishful thinking.
    1. waroftyr's Avatar
      waroftyr -
      I'm assuming the engraved iPads are shipping from hong kong (through Alaska) and non engraved seem to be already in major city's waiting to be delivered. Sounds to me like some of these iPads have been here in the states a while and waiting. More reason to think they are on 5.0.1