Pencil Ship dates?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by darkgremio, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. darkgremio macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2011
    Recently put an order through on Apple, so I have a spot in the shipping line. I am still trying to seek out one from an Apple Store physically or some other retail location. As for ordering online, are the ship times pretty accurate? From the past I know Apple has sometimes exaggerated expected ship times.
  2. Ledgem macrumors 65832


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    I don't think anyone really knows for certain. I haven't heard widespread reports of exaggerated ship times... for what it's worth, I ordered a computer from Apple's online store a few months ago and the ship time was accurate. One thing that may go in our favor with the Pencil ship times is the fact that a lot of people seem to be returning their iPad Pros. I'm assuming that a lot of people bought the device and then promptly went online to order the Pencil and/or keyboard cover; as people return their devices, they'll probably cancel their orders. For that reason, I wouldn't be surprised if the Pencils ship out a bit earlier.
  3. SoCalAppleWatch macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    What's your source for lots of people returning their iPad pros? This forum?
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    The best source of polling. Look at forums filled with picky unsatisfied customers
  5. darkgremio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2011
    I tend to disagree with this statement. As a market researcher the general consensus on forums is that there is a pool of negative users, this creates a skew in research data. Consumers typically set the bar very high to post positive and influential information. The product must almost be absolutely flawless and satisfy various hierarchy levels of self realization before considered perfect. While for negative issue the bar is set very low, where people will light a forum or discussion up about anything negative.

    Personally I would be safe to say that iPad Pro is selling excellently for numerous reasons. The Apple pencil is nearly impossible to find, this means Apple underestimated their attachment rate to iPad Pro. This means Apple the company they are use the just in time (hybrid JIT) manufacturing practice and they did not predict the overall popularity.

    Another prevelent sign Apple iPad Pro sold well, and can disprove Apple attempted to create artificial demand (some people believe they do, I do not its bad business practices) most retailers such as Bestbuy who sell accessories are picked clean of accessories for the iPad Pro. This means that the secondary party attachment rates were underestimated as well.

    This can all be here say, but I believe wholeheartedly with my supply chain management experience and marketing experience that the iPad Pro is sellinb beyond Apples estimated target.
  6. uhslax24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
    I have a spare pencil (sealed) if anyone is looking for one. $100+ shipping. :)
  7. darkgremio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2011
    I'll do it PM me
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Regardless of any returns, iPPs are still a couple weeks back ordered for many models and this only ADDS to the potential back ordering of the Apple Pencil and Keyboard.
  9. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    I forgot to put an /s at the end of that. Sometimes I forget how badly tone translates to the Internet. What I meant was reading these forums doesn't give you any idea of how well something is selling. Ex: people will come out and say Apple is doomed then the quarterly report comes and Apple breaks sales records.
  10. tkmcguire1 macrumors 6502


    Dec 11, 2009
    #11 has them in stock available for immediate shipping. Just ordered mine with rush shipping,will be here on Thursday. FINALLY! I've had my iPad pro since launch and. So am excited to get it :)
  11. nando97l macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    I refused to wait the 4-5week wait apple gives, just to let you all know that John Lewis has them in stock. Got mine deliverd to my local waitrose and I'm picking it up tomorrow!

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