Are new iPads sent out from China?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by r-sparks, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. r-sparks macrumors 6502

    r-sparks

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    If I ordered a new iPad 3 here in the UK is it sent direct from China, or from a warehouse somewhere in Britain/Ireland?
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Mine originated from China (sheng zen [did i spell that right?] I believe). Most likely it'll be sent from China.
     
  3. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    Prob from china
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Dispatched from China, to Ireland then to you...At least all mine have been.
     
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Apple warehouses iPads in China. All shipments originate there.
     
  6. tiggger macrumors G4

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    i am tracking my "new" iPad right now, here's its route so far...
     

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  7. jhu2 macrumors member

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    Just wondering, when did you place your order?
     
  8. harleymhs macrumors 6502

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    I ordered 2 Ipads one ATt One Verizon and BOTH were shipped out of PA. Not China

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    Ordered them on Launch day:
    Mar 16, 2012 10:31 AMDeliveredWOODSIDE,
    NYMar 16, 2012 7:56 AMOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryMASPETH,
    NYMar 16, 2012 7:08 AMAt local FedEx facilityMASPETH,
    NYMar 15, 2012 6:50 PMAt destination sort facilityJAMAICA,
    NYMar 15, 2012 12:30 PMDeparted FedEx locationNEWARK,
    NJMar 15, 2012 6:35 AMArrived at FedEx locationNEWARK,
    NJMar 15, 2012 3:30 AMLeft FedEx origin facilityHARRISBURG,
    PAMar 12, 2012 1:41 PMShipment information sent to FedExMar 12, 2012 1:06 PMPicked up MIDDLETOWN, PA
     
  9. tiggger macrumors G4

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    April 9th
     
  10. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    When I ordered my iPhone 4S, it was shipped from Shenzen to Hong Kong to Anchorage (where I live) to Louisville then back to Anchorage. Apparently all import shipments have to clear customs in Louisville before hitting their final deatination.
     
  11. tiggger macrumors G4

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    according to FedEx website my iPad is in Memphis, TN right now, says "Package available for clearance". whatever that means...
     
  12. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Logistically it come from the closest point or warehouse were it is available. Every configuration might not be available from US locations like PA. If not there's China.
     
  13. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone was shipped UPS, not FedEx, so that would be why your iPad is going through Memphis (FedEx main hub) instead of Louisville (UPS main hub). "Package available for clearance" means it's ready to go through the Customs check.
     
  14. r-sparks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A quick update to this.

    I ordered a new iPad from the UK Apple online store on 24th April, and it's due to be delivered next Tuesday.

    It hasn't been sent from China, or if it has I've not been given the tracking info. All I have is notification from UPS that it's entered the system at Tamworth.

    Also, for what it's worth, it's a DM serial number. The two I bought and returned from John Lewis and an Apple store were DL serials. I'm quite pleased about this because I hear good things about DM models :)
     
  15. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    For my launch date iPad, FedEx Tracking originated from Ontario, California. So I guess we can assume that Apple stockpiled iPads weeks ahead of the launch date. Not sure about shipments after that date.
     
  16. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    If there is an apple retail store in your vicinity there is a chance they'll just ship it from there.
     

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