How hard will getting a Pro be?

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  1. purplehunter macrumors member

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    Will I have to react super fast (within 10-20 minutes) when pre order stars to get my hands on one? I'll be checking both the website and the app. What's your guess on how fast they will sell out ?
     
  2. meldea macrumors regular

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    Pure speculation, but I get the feeling that first wave availability is going to be tiny. You've got a new product requiring larger touchscreen displays than Apple has ever produced en masse, and some hints that they are not expecting massive sales out of the gate. So if they are being conservative in production, then the first wave will probably sell out rapidly.
     
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Interesting question. I agree with "meldea" on this and although I'm anxious to get one, I may have to be a bit patient. I'm using the considerable "Store Credit" that I've built up at my local Apple retailer to get it, but this means I have to wait until they have a unit in the color and GB size I want. Therefore, I'm hoping that :apple: has a large enough supply so everything goes smoothly. :rolleyes:
     
  4. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the demand will be 'huge' (in Apple terms, anyway), more like a million or two out of the gate. So I think it comes down to supply - and we've constantly heard about how the advanced display technology used (LuxVue) is the root of delays.

    I am hoping - and expecting - to pre-order one with relative ease when (and if) pre-orders open ... but if I am delayed by several hours I will miss the window. But think in general it will be supply constrained.
     
  5. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Demand seems limited--people aren't going crazy for this device, that I can see. It's a novelty instead of a completely new and necessary product. I doubt there will be difficulty in finding these. Some stores might be sold out fairly fast, but when they get more I doubt they will sell out quickly.
     
  6. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    when i got my 6s+ 128 gig unlocked , i made the preorder on time. and i was getting it on launch day, and then paypal declined the authorization the day of shipping, so i was forced to cancel the order and make a new one with a new 4 week wait. but i got lucky and used Istock now and found the one i wanted the very next day after launch day and got it and cancelled my web order.

    then 14 days later the sim free came out, and i was bummed


    the web page always seems to be down for hours. the apple app seems more reliable. id set the alarm and pre order it using that app at 12:00 am
     
  7. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    I could see supply being limited the first few weeks, but I agree that these things aren't going to set the world on fire. It's just too big for most people.
     
  8. meldea macrumors regular

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    A million or two out of the gate will greatly exceed Apple's first-wave orders (the report is that they've only ordered 2.5 million for all of Q4).

    If demand is as big as you're thinking, then we will see December shipping dates within the first 24 hours of orders.
     
  9. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Buying the iPad Pro will be extremely easy. Thie is not an iPhone where you need to purchse fast. You'll be abke to purchase and iPad Pro two days after and get it day 1. No key difference between the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2. If you've been waiting for a 13 inch iPad with 4GB of RAM then this is the iPad for you other then that the Air 2 is plenty. There are plenty of Bluetooth keyboards and 3rd party stylus to purchase.
     
  10. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure, even if they sell only 10 of them, they will claim they were overwhelmed with orders and have to deal with supply chain constraints.

    if they don't it will be deemed a flop by the press.
     
  11. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking the difficulty to getting one of these is similar to taking the One Ring to Mordor... and there is no flying giant eagles option. j/k ;).... I think this will be like getting a usual iPad Air 1-2.


    Kal.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    they aren't expecting to make loads for the pro so it may not be easy at the start. I don't think demand will be super high
     
  13. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully not too hard. People don't know u can get 22% cash back on it
     
  14. slowtrain macrumors newbie

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    Just a heads up, Discover It currently has exceptions on their 5% cash back program at the apple store including the Ipad pro and apple tv among other things. Double check your fine print. couldn't find the details you mentioned in another post about the double cash back. I'm hoping for the best but it looks like the ipad pro definitely would not qualify for that offer. As a discover it cardholder, I hope to be proven wrong.
     
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

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    True, but Apple also manipulates inventory in order to create headlines. So "iPad Pro inventory is sold out" headlines only fuel more sales to people who suddenly think a lukewarm product is actually a valuable.
     
  16. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    Where do u see that fine print?
     
  17. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    It's going to sell out no matter how many people say they want it.
     
  18. slowtrain macrumors newbie

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    This is within their deals section so not the same thing you were mentioning but it is a bit frustrating. Especially the double talk where it specifically mentions buying the apple tv and earning 5% back just to list it as an exception below... Hopefully the offer you saw is more straight forward
     
  19. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    Yea not the same deal. This is what I'm talking about

    Check out this deal:
    10% cashback (up to $10,000) on all Discover card in-store Apple Pay purchases for the rest of 2015 (or 20%+ for those with double cashback)

    http://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/8095900

    Sent using Slickdeals for iOS
     
  20. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    It will be easy peasy.
     
  21. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Getting a pro is the easiest thing in the world. Just the other day I ordered a.... Oh wait. I see.

    To steal a Lee Mack joke, I like my women like I like my coffee. From the corner of the street and I'm not prepared to spend more than £2.50.

    Carry on.
     
  22. kring macrumors regular

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    IMO - there shouldn't be any supply chain issues on the iPP; this is 1 year old technology. all the parts are readily available and have been in production for some time. Any back-orders are caused by Apple doing low build quantity and generating a backlog.
     
  23. highdefjunkie macrumors 6502

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    If Apple doesn't do Pre-orders, that to me says Apple doesn't believe there will be a huge demand for the Pro out of the gate. Or, Limited supplies won't justify pre-orders.
     
  24. kring macrumors regular

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    The issue is people depend on pre-orders to have a device on hand on release day (usually release days are on a Friday which is the stupidest date to release on) without having to wait in line or go to a store.... it's delivered to my door. Why would they not do a simple 3-day pre order, it doesn't take any work on their end to accept pre orders. by having them in store and ability to order online being the same day.. all you did was overload your store and piss off customers... nothing else is accomplished or saved by doing this...
     
  25. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Except to create more of a frenzy to get one as you best perhaps be there on day one if supply is truly limited. :)
     

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