iPad Pro Apple Pencils stolen from demo iPad Pro at retail store

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  1. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    The Apple Retail store I went to had their Pencils stolen from the iPad Pro display devices. They didn't tie the Pencils down. There were a couple without the keyboard covers too. I didn't ask if those were stolen.
  2. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Not surprising. Funny stores got plenty of pencils for display, just none to sell.
  4. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    Im really surprisedt hey didnt have them tethered to the tables. They knew that was going to happen.
  5. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    When I picked up my ipad this morning I noted 2 pencils on the tables for trial without tethers, just resting in a little tray to the side. I knew they'd be gone almost instantly.
  6. AppliedVisual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2006
    Went to one of the biggest Apple stores in my area and they had all configs of the iPad Pro in stock after the initial pre-order rush. Only one smart keyboard out on the demo table and one pencil. They were keeping very close watch on the pencil as they knew people would try to steal it. Especially since there were none to buy. The salesperson I worked with said they had two for demo, but were only putting one of them out until they have a better solution. They only received 4 or 5 pencils and the first people to order for pick-up got them. Same with the smart keyboards.

    I may be derailing the thread, but after playing with the iPad Pro for a good half hour and probably spending about 10 minutes on the unit with the pencil, I can just say that I can't wait to get mine! I left the store with a 128GB Space Gray WiFi only model. And it's naked for now... :/
  7. dblackwood72 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    Orange County, CA
    They don't have the new apple tv remotes tethered either
  8. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    How did Apple not have a pencil/Ipad Pro demo presentation table setup ready to go for each store?
  9. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    They couldn't afford it.... LOL
  10. iphone5att64 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    I'm guessing the Pencils have serial numbers and Apple can find them once it's paired with an iPad Pro. Find my Pencil.
  11. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    if grindr ever faces a lawsuit and has to be renamed...
  12. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Maybe they will try to sue Apple to be able to check bags
  13. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2007
    Lost in Space
    Where's Angela?
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  15. JayRaf macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2015
    I wanted to snatch one at Chicago's Lincoln Park store after I was forced to wait over an hour and a half for a web order I placed at 3:54am CST, and designated in store pickup. Then throughout the torturous wait, I was asked to stand by the iPad Pro display, where each Pro wash lavished with it's own Pencil that surprisingly no one could buy. Alas my freedom was much more appealing than the pencil, especially after watching one fall to the floor causing the cap to pop off and fly midway across the store.
    …thoughts wandering...
    On another note, where does Apple expect people to store these huge white instruments when they are unleashed to the public? Worst, I wonder how many replacement caps I'll blow throw while the originals are lost during the recharge process. The cap seems appealing enough to gnaw on, but not that mag safe conductor underneath.
  16. Teach4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2013
    Serves them right.
  17. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Haha! Find my Pencil! Apple should do this.
  18. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
    Really dude? You are going to try and justify this?
  19. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    I'd definitely agree Apple handled the whole Pencil thing very badly; stealing isn't right, but it's not surprising it happened. Here's to hoping they'll have more stocks soon. I'm actually half expecting Tim Cook to make a public apology.

    Did anyone in the U.S. really manage to get a Pencil so far?
  20. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    What's strange is that it could happen in the first place. Wouldn't there be a plan in place at the top level to handle Pencils in retail store displays? Like, wouldn't it come with a "kit" of some kind from Apple that includes a mechanism to secure the Pencil? I doubt the individual stores were supposed to go to the hardware store and just buy some chain. I can't figure out who dropped the ball, or what sport they were playing.

    This is of course just forum rumor, but someone posted that "an employee told them" the in-store pickup availability for accessories was a system glitch and they weren't supposed to be sold to anyone today. Anyone who got one just got lucky. I'd check the stores over the next few days because I don't think the primary retail shipment of accessories has actually arrived yet.
  21. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I noticed that too at the apple stored. It was pretty easy to take it if I really wanted to. Plus they only have like 3 pencils. 15 pros
  22. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I'm quite sure it wasn't their intention to have a shortage like this. Things go wrong for one reason or another. I'm bummed out I didn't get a pencil today, but it's not the end of the world. Let's all take a breath here and cut Apple some slack. They released an amazing product we've all been excited about for a couple of years now.
  23. makotoisle macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2012
    I dunno, between the misinformation and lack of proper display units, it really feels like the stores weren't prepared for launch. Perhaps there was a computer snafu that caused things to be released prematurely?
  24. philmore13 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
  25. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Angela Ahrendts has her share of defenders on this forum (it is still unknown what if any pull she has in determining product inventory for product launches) but the plan (or lack of one) for how the Pencil would be presented/secured clearly falls on her shoulders.

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