iPad Pro 9.7" Pre-Order and likelihood of selling out.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LukeG94, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. LukeG94 macrumors newbie


    Nov 24, 2015
    I've decided to finally upgrade my 1st gen iPad mini to the iPad Pro 9.7". As I've personally never pre-ordered an apple product other than my Watch, what time do pre-orders typically go live in the UK? Alternatively, do you guys think i'll be fine to wake up in the morning and still manage to place an order for shipping on the 31st? I'm unaware of how quickly these things get sold out.

    Apologies if this has already been asked.
  2. WeemanWise macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    I'm doing the same thing!

    How fast they sell out for the 31st will all depend on how much stock they have on hand ready to ship out.

    Pre-Orders usually go live a little past midnight Pacific time. So that's like 7am or so in the UK
  3. LukeG94 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 24, 2015
    thanks for your reply! I shall prepare myself for an early start on Thursday!
  4. mcorleone macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm upgrading from my 3rd generation iPad to the 9.7" Pro. I had no problems finding the older iPad in the store on launch day 4 years ago. Pre-ordering and receiving my iPhone 6+ was a real mess though. iPads just don't seem to be as high in demand as phones and I don't expect this one will be hard to find in the near future.
  5. amnichols10 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    With the tablet market being what it is and the price of the iPad I don't think that you will have a problem finding one or pre-ordering for an arrival on the 31st. At most maybe the Rose Gold might see the most action, but I doubt it's anything to worry about.
  6. slesherinyork macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    I remember for the iPad Air 2 pre-orders didn't start till 9AM pacific time for me it was noon here on the east coast.
  7. MartyCan macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    Pacific time is -3 hours for me and I believe much of the UK is - 5 from us. That would make it most likely 8 AM your time?

    I'd be stunned if you can't walk into an Apple store on the official launch day and pick one up to be honest. Then no need waiting around for UPS/FedEx all day. I saw people walking out with IPP 12.9's on launch day and I picked one up a few weeks later no problem. The SKB and Pencil were another story but I finally got both.
  8. JD2015 macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    My experience of last few iPad launches is you are able to walk in and buy one easily enough on release day. Not sure what availability of apple pencils are so may want to reserve one also.
  9. Brady0123, Mar 23, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016

    Brady0123 macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2016
  10. Loveandterror macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2013
    I seem to remember that my iPhone 5s preorder went live at midnight here in the uk. I remember, because I fell asleep and got to order it at 12:20am or something crazy. But maybe things have changed. I'll definitely try for midnight again.

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