International (EU, non-US) iPad 2 Shipping Dates, 1st "Prepared for Shipment" Status!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SnaPli, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. SnaPli, Mar 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011

    macrumors member

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    Dear all,

    Since the iPad 2 launched in so many European countries simultaneously, I suggest to have one common thread to see the first "Prepared for Shipment" status message (AND WE GOT IT ;)).

    People from other countries (Australia etc.) are welcome too, of course.

    BTW: I ordered around 2:30 AM in Switzerland, when I figured out this 1-Click trick (still didn't receive my eMail confirmation, though ...).

    Cheers


    EDIT: I'll update the list with all dates here (thanks to iFoure for the initial list!)

    1. Shipped
    "SnaPli", SWITZERLAND, Ordered: 01:34 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 21 Apr, 2011


    2. Not yet shipped
    "gjw4u", SWITZERLAND, 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 22 Apr, 2011


    3. Prepared for Shipment
    "Wegee", ITALY, 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    4. Not yet shipped
    "iFoure", FINLAND, Ordered: 05:05 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 28 Apr, 2011


    5. Not yet shipped => CANCELLED
    "Pozz", ITALY, Ordered: 01:43 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 29 Apr, 2011


    6. Not yet shipped
    "gobes", UK, 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    7. Not yet shipped
    "Hayabusi", Germany, 26 Mar
    Ships: 25 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 02 May, 2011


    8. Not yet shipped => CANCELLED
    "Bushiboo", Sweden, Ordered: 01:55 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    9. Not yet shipped
    "miniConvert", UK, Ordered: 25 Mar (multiple items)
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    10. Not yet shipped
    "jonnyb", UK, Ordered: 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    11. Shipped
    "snej", GERMANY, Ordered: 02:11 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    12. Not yet shipped
    "Shield", CANADA, Ordered: 12:00 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 22 Apr, 2011


    13. Not yet shipped
    "SMacDuff", SWEDEN, Ordered: 01:37 PM GMT 29 Mar
    Ships: 25 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 5 May, 2011


    14. Prepared for Shipment
    "Nallen79", SWEDEN, Ordered: 12:30 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    15. Shipped
    "evangw", SWITZERLAND, Ordered: around 03:00 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 21 Apr, 2011


    16. Shipped
    "FelizN", DENMARK, Ordered: around 02:00 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 21 Apr, 2011


    17. Not yet shipped
    "GarryBacon", UK, Ordered: 04 Apr
    Ships: 02 May, 2011
    Delivers: 09 May, 2011


    18. Not yet shipped
    "mikalh78", CANADA, Ordered: 01:46 PM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 21 Apr, 2011


    19. Shipped
    "zerox17virus", UK, Ordered: 02:02 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    20. Prepared for Shipment
    "CyberCombat", Mexico, Ordered: around 01:00 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 22 Apr, 2011


    21. Orange
    "Sermon", Austria, Ordered: 07:51 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    22. Shipped
    "Ashitaka", SWITZERLAND, Ordered: 03:27 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    23. Not yet shipped
    "-DUKE-", SWEDEN, Ordered: 12:31 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    24. Shipped
    "nick666", UK, Ordered: 07:27 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    25. Prepared for Shipment
    "alkaabi1985", UK, Ordered: presumably on 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    26. Not yet shipped
    "Josge", GERMANY, Ordered: 01:44 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 25 Apr, 2011


    27. Shipped
    "Beardy man", UK, Ordered: 12:32 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    28. Prepared for Shipment
    "salvob", ITALY, Ordered: 02:29 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    29. Prepared for Shipment
    "macks1966", UK, Ordered: ???
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    30. Not yet shipped
    "Bootnut", UK, Ordered: 07:15 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    31. Prepared for Shipment
    "smiddlehurst", UK, Ordered: 12:45 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    32. Not yet shipped
    "Jonas89", BELGIUM, Ordered: 06:58 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 28 Apr, 2011


    33. Not yet shipped
    "KIMs", DENMARK, Ordered: 01:16 AM GMT 25 Mar
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011


    34. Not yet shipped
    "CovFan", ???, Ordered: 02:07 AM GMT 24 Mar
    Ships: 14 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 28 Apr, 2011
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    Not yet shipped

    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers on or before: 28 Apr, 2011

    Ordered in the Finnish Apple Store at 7.05 am GMT+2 (local time)

    only 34 days to go...:rolleyes:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Don't think you still got 34 days to go. The dates are pretty conservative, or does it really take 13 days for a shipment to Finland??

    Cheers
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    No, it doesn't take that long specially when the iPad's ship from the Netherlands ;) I'm sure my iPad will arrive quite soon after it ships initially, by the 22nd of April is my bet :)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    How Apple can have people still waiting to have their iPads prepared for shipment who ordered ON LAUNCH DAY TWO WEEKS AGO and then go and ship right away to international customers is a joke. I have a feeling that once Android is more of a competitor I'll be long gone from Appleville.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    Well, I'm really sorry to hear this (I'd be angry, too), but keep this in mind:

    One, no orders outside the U.S. are shipping yet, and two, Apple is a global player -- why should only U.S. customers get the thing until the demand drops??

    Cheers
     
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    #8
    Go ahead!

    IMHO, there should be just one of these threads per launch date. Making one per country is kind of silly ...

    You can also post your information here, if you want ;)

    Cheers
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    #9
    It's not so much about US customers getting theirs before the rest of the world. It's a matter of paying customers who ordered two weeks before other paying customers getting their device AFTER the second set of customers.

    I'm still waiting for my iPad I ordered on 3/11 at 5:37PM (launched at 5 remember)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    But still, nobody outside the US actually got an iPad that was ordered online. Am I wrong?

    You'll get yours waaaay before I'll get mine :)
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Well plenty of people who go to physical stores will.

    I can't even track mine (or cancel the order) cause I was stupid and ordered through verizon because they promised it'd be here by 3/15. Now I'm bitter. I hate all iPad owners!
     
  12. gjw4u, Mar 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

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    #12
    Ordered my iPad 2 online 1hr after the Swiss Apple Store went live with 2 to 3 week delivery estimates. Received a confirmation mail 3hrs later with following dates:
    Ships 15th of April
    Delivery 21st of April
    Always possible that the dates will be moved forward. :)
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    well, plenty of people already bought one at a physical us store :rolleyes:

    anyway, ordered mine at the italian apple store at 01:43 AM GMT with one click purchase. It was the only way that worked, still no confirmation mail but the order panel says:

    Ships 15th of April
    Delivery 29th of April

    now lets hope they are playing it veeery safe :p
     
  14. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm wondering why the very first online orders haven't been shipped immediately on yesterday's launch date, despite the official estimated shipping date.

    Do they send all available units to their stores (and some resellers), instead? If so, ordering at the Apple Store is obviously a big mistake ...

    BTW: Due to this "An unexpected error occurred ..." cr** I'm not one of the those who can expect to become blessed first ;)
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    well afaik even at release the official estimate was 2-3 weeks

    also, at least here in italy ordering from apple was definitely a mistake, I'm reading that people are walking in an apple store today and buying the lasts ipad 2 :qq:
     
  16. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, this was quite my point: I'm aware of the fact that 2 to 3 weeks was the initial estimate, but with at least some units in stock, the very first customers should get their iPad right away--even if the rest of us will really have to wait according to their estimate ...
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    maybe the online orders are on some sort of global queue?

    just speculating here
     
  18. macrumors member

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    IMO ordering straight from Apple is not a big mistake. I have read comments on a finnish Apple forum that some people who made iPad 2 reservations to an official Apple re-seller and were told that they've would surely get their iPads on friday DIDN'T GET THEIR IPADS 'cos they all were sold to the customers that walked in the store without reservations :eek: SERIOSLY THAT IS SO MESSED UP! specially when most of the in walkers were foreigner bootleggers :mad:

    So, I'm more than pleased with myself after ordering an iPad from Apple's own web store and getting 2-3 weeks shipping estimate 'cos NOW the shipping time for the new shiny iPad that everyone wants is 3-4 weeks :p
     
  19. Pozz, Mar 27, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011

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    finally received my confirmation email :D

    they even moved the delivery estimate one day earlier :D

    a whole day :p
     
  20. macrumors member

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    Not yet shipped
    Ships: 15 Apr, 2011
    Delivers: 26 Apr, 2011
    Ordered in the Italian online Apple Store after about 10 "Ooops" attemps.

    So, the next big shipment for Europe will be on 15 april, no chance to get it before?
    Consider that this is my first order from the Apple Store, but what about the 11 day shipping? Really? Is that normal? Just out of curiosity...
     
  21. macrumors member

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    I decided to make a list of our orders and dates so it would be easier to follow our progress :)

    EUROPEAN IPAD 2 SHIPMENTS (ESTIMATED DATES)

    1. TO: SWITZERLAND
    SHIPS: 15TH OF APRIL
    DELIVERS: 21ST OF APRIL

    2. TO: SWITZERLAND
    SHIPS: 15TH OF APRIL
    DELIVERS: 22ND OF APRIL

    3. TO: ITALY
    SHIPS: 15TH OF APRIL
    DELIVERS: 26TH OF APRIL

    4. TO: FINLAND
    SHIPS: 15TH OF APRIL
    DELIVERS: 28TH APRIL

    5. TO:ITALY
    SHIPS: 15TH OF APRIL
    DELIVERS: 29TH OF APRIL

    :)
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for this! If you agree, I'll continue the list in the original post ...

    Cheers
     
  23. macrumors member

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    United Kingdom (London)
    Not yet shipped
    Estimated Shipping: 15 Apr, 2011
    Estimated Delivery: 26 Apr, 2011
     
  24. macrumors member

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    Yes, go ahead :) Maybe you should add the usernames in as well so we would know who's who on the list? Just a thought ;)
     
  25. thread starter macrumors member

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    #25
    I tried to get one in the Apple Store in Zurich ... I knew that I wouldn't get one and I was right ;)

    Anybody else who tried (successfully?) to get one there?

    Cheers
     

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