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Apple will soon ship out 11 and 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro models, according to multiple Twitter users and MacRumors readers who have seen their orders shift to "Preparing to Ship" status.

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So far, we haven't seen any shipment notifications, but that's the next step and is likely to happen in the near future. Apple has not provided an exact delivery date to those who ordered a new M1 iPad Pro, but the tablets will start delivering on May 21.

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Many users who preordered early received estimated delivery dates ranging from May 21 to May 28, and if orders ship out as early as this week, some users will indeed receive their tablets on the May 21 date.

Orders that have shifted over to Preparing to Ship are no longer able to be canceled, though the products can be returned once delivered.

The M1 iMac models and the second-generation Apple TV 4K orders that were placed at the same time could also soon shift to a Preparing to Shift status, though we're not seeing reports about them just yet.

Supplies of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have been constrained, and orders placed now have delivery estimates ranging into July. 11-inch models are easier to come by, with Apple planning to deliver new orders in late May or early June.

The M1 iPad Pro models are identical to the previous-generation iPad Pro models in design, but inside, they're equipped with the same M1 chip that's in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, plus they support Thunderbolt connectivity. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro also has a mini-LED "Liquid Retina XDR" display that makes the device slightly thicker.

Pricing on the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, while pricing on the higher-end 12.9-inch model starts at $1099.

Article Link: Early M1 iPad Pro Orders Now Preparing to Ship
 

RAFbombhead

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It’ll sit at preparing to ship for 2-5 days. Most preorder/back orders do. Delivery is still looking like next Friday. Mine is in the same boat. I imagine the review embargo will lift over this weekend though?
 
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Surfer13134

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Well hopefully my June 2nd to 9th iPad Pro will be bumped up to a may date. I was up at 8AM trying to pre order but between the site crashing and me having to enter in my SN for the trade in I got a pushed back date.
 
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GeoStructural

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Mine says "preparing to ship" too, I did not know I was among the lucky ones. I did order right as it went live so that might be why.

It is funny how all my accessories have already arrived: paper-like screen protector, Logitech keyboard case and USB-C hub, but not the iPad.
 
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RAFbombhead

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Mine says "preparing to ship" too, I did not know I was among the lucky ones. I did order right as it went live so that might be why.

It is funny how all my accessories have already arrived: paper-like screen protector, Logitech keyboard case and USB-C hub, but not the iPad.
Yep I’m the same here! Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil, screen protector and my sleeve all sat waiting !
 
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abbstrack

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Mine says "preparing to ship" too, I did not know I was among the lucky ones. I did order right as it went live so that might be why.

It is funny how all my accessories have already arrived: paper-like screen protector, Logitech keyboard case and USB-C hub, but not the iPad.
Have you used paperlike before? thinking about it, but wondering if 2 months in i'm going to just want to not use it because it takes away from experience more than it adds to it.
 
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-paradox-

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Have you used paperlike before? thinking about it, but wondering if 2 months in i'm going to just want to not use it because it takes away from experience more than it adds to it.
I‘ve had it on my 2020 iPad Pro for 1/2 a year and got really annoyed by it because it looked cheap: like having parchment paper on that the beautiful iPad screen.
 
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Hyperchaotic

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Could you list 5 things that you are gonna do with the M1 iPad other than browse the web and watch videos?

Well, it's not just current use-case but also that my Air 2 lasted my 7 years, but now reload apps everywhere when I multitask, due to so little RAM. I multitask a lot. I hope the Pro I'm getting will last as long and maybe do better towards the end, with those juicy 8GB.
 
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