How do they not have any pencils at launch? SMH

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  1. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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  2. masnax macrumors newbie

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    Tbh, this bummed me out. I'm getting quoted two weeks for the pencil shipping! I really hope that's Apple's famous under-promise-over-deliver game at work, because the pencil's basically the only reason I'm buying this thing in the first place :(.
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Picking mine up tomorrow. Guess location based?
     
  4. EdisEdward thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hoping they magically have it in-store tomorrow. probably wont, but whatever. i can survive one week without it
     
  5. flyboi65 macrumors newbie

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    Absolute joke, one of the biggest selling points and theres a 2 week delay!!!
     
  6. craig1410 macrumors 65816

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    I've ordered my pencil and keyboard on a separate order so if I can get them in-store before dispatch then I'll just cancel it.
     
  7. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, whole reason I'm buying it is for the Pencil. None available at any store in Arizona. That sucks.

    Guess I'll be cyberstalking Best Buy's stock for a few days to see if I can get one before next week.

    I'll have an iPad Pro later today and nothing to draw with. :/
     
  8. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    I know. I heard about some apps that were made to work with the pencil on launch day. Very disappointed
     
  9. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    I think it's really bad that they don't have the pencils in stock for launch. It's such a major selling point.
     
  10. BrettJDeriso macrumors regular

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    Ri-bleepin'-diculous, LOL!

    See? I told you Tim would find a way to stick it to the loyal fans :D

    The device you've been waiting months for is finally here! Grab it grab it grab it! Oh, by the way, the whole reason you wanted it is still backordered, but at least in the meantime, you can still explore Jupiter!

    {face palm}
     
  11. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    They should probably hold off a couple weeks on shipping the iPad pro for orders including a Pencil. That way no one gets upset when they receive their completely useless iPad pro with no Pencil.
    o_O
     
  12. BrettJDeriso macrumors regular

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    I dare say, not "one of". THE

    Here are the keys to your shiny new Ferrari! (don't worry, the steering wheel is on the way) :D
     
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    Me too now the 14 day will be over before I can see if the pencil is work for me
     
  15. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I am shocked that San Francisco doesn't have them, it's a flag ship store. Well, I am gonna try to go early so maybe they will have some in stock.
     
  16. BrettJDeriso macrumors regular

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    I chose in-store pickup. Looks like they only billed me credit card for the iPad for now.

    Every time I've ordered multiple items with different availabilities, Apple ships what they have and
    Man, I hope so. It has to be either a major shipping gaffe, or a website screw-up to have zero pencils in every store in a region. I know Apple likes to torque with us, but if they really did come up this short, it's just plain silly.
     
  17. OCDMacGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if they are in stock, just not allowing in store pickup. Thoughts?
     
  18. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Yikes the pencil moved to a 3-4 week delay now.
     
  19. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Where are you located?
     
  20. EdisEdward thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone from east coast go to an Apple Store yet to see if they have the pencil?
     
  21. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Somebody screwed up with this. Most likely parts delays.
     
  22. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    They mostly open in about 10 minutes. So we shall see what that's about.
     
  23. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    I can invent a reason to do this, but it's purely fiction: If you want people who come in for an iPad to be able to impulse-buy an accessory you can't have them all reserved.

    The online orders selling out and the fact that 3rd parties like Best Buy don't even acknowledge the existence of the Pencil is making it look like a supply constraint though.
     
  24. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    I bought my iPad pro 8am @ the 5th ave store. None in stock, no keyboard either.
     
  25. veryangrybirds macrumors member

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    I'm thinking the reason it got delayed like this was they decided to add that extra adapter for charging with a lightning cable after-the-fact.
     

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