iPad 2 available online at 12:01am PT!1

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  1. eff pc macrumors regular

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    Just chatted with an Apple sales rep and she confirmed that it will be available for online orders at 12:01am PT on March 11th!!!
     

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  2. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    So we can order BEFORE 5 PM? :eek:

    I'm gonna go see if I can hit up a chat too.
     
  3. doctajay macrumors member

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    that doesn't help anyone who wants it on march 11th.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but not everyone can or is willing to wait in line or hope the store has one in stock.
     
  5. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    Or people on the east coast that need to sleep. LOL!
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Next question: Saturday delivery? (I'm doubting it, but I'm sure I'm among those wanting to know anyway...)
     
  7. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I doubt there will be Saturday deliveries. But if they want to make people happy, they will do it.
     
  8. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    ill be waiting on an apple store line and if that doesn't work ill order on-line.
     
  9. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    So this means I have to wake up @ 2 AM to order... lol grrr

    Ok I feel like a total Fanboy So I asked the Online Rep

    [​IMG]
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Well I'll try 5AM eastern time when I wake. I doubt they'll be sold out by then or servers flooded. No way that many people will be up that early.
     
  11. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    Can anyone post the link to the store chat? I can't seem to find it.
     
  12. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    I remember being up around 2AM PST when the server was slammed trying to order the iPhone 4. Finally got my order through at around 4ish... yeah that constituted a sick day. :D
     
  13. Toiletpapers macrumors newbie

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    So If online orders are based off pacific time, what about the release of the ipad in stores. Maybe it's actually going to be 8:00pm est instead of 5:00pm est.
     
  14. iDabble macrumors regular

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    while i'm sure it won't be sold out by then, i'm sure there will be a ton of people up at that time to order it.

    i'm waiting to hear when the campus book store will get them, but i'm really leaning towards just ordering online now. i wonder how fast this free shipping will be...
     
  15. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Thats because on top of everyone trying to order they also had to go through verification with AT&T to determine pricing eligibility.. So hopefully we shouldn't see that problem this time around.!
     
  16. Erkenntnis macrumors member

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    Now, the next question is:

    How rapid will the shipping on iPad 2 orders be?
     
  17. TheXIIIth macrumors member

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    It would be great for those who live in CA and if Apple used FedEx Home because that would mean Saturday delivery for some.
     
  18. Erkenntnis macrumors member

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    I'm going to try to find out in the Apple Store chat. Will report back in a few.
     
  19. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol at people staying up late or waking up at 3AM to order the iPad.
     
  20. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Brick and mortar releases always occur at local time, so it will be 5 PM local time no matter where you are.
     
  21. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    1 million geeks, 3AM ET, 2AM Central, 1AM mountain 12AM Pacific.

    All in parallel ..........


    CRASH! :D
     
  22. Erkenntnis macrumors member

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    The rep I chatted with confirmed the 12:01 time. He didn't explicitly say Pacific Time - I bet that still holds true, though.

    He also didn't have anything to say about shipping speed. So no good news to report there, I'm afraid. I guess the best indication of how fast we would get them would be the experience of people who ordered iPhone 4's online on the day of release.

    So, iPhone 4 owners, how about it?
     
  23. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    According to apple reps, wasn't the iPhone 4 Preorder supposed to start at midnight pacific as well?

    If I remember correctly it started at around 2 AM Pacific, and crashed about 5-10 min later. To be fair though more people pre ordered the iPhone 4 than there will be buying the iPad 2.
     
  24. Erkenntnis macrumors member

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    They also had to deal with AT&T's system (for upgrade eligibility) at that time too.
     

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