Apple will update the store to accept orders sometime on the 12th. We don't know when. It's typically around 9AMish EDT. But we really don't know and won't until it's happened.Will the iPad be for sale at 12:01 am on the morning of the 12th, or at just some random time on the 12th? How has Apple handled other presales?
My memory is that Apple ships all these must-have pre-order products using Priority Overnight (with no extra charge for the service). They stage them around the country for shipment in the days leading up to release.Yes, Fedex delivers on Saturdays. Officially it is available with FedEx Priority Overnight (shipment on a Friday) and FedEx 2-Day (shipment on a Thursday) in the majority of US cities. But Apple, obviously, could get some special treatment.
Does anyone know if you preorder an iPad will it ship fedex to be delivered on April 3rd? Trying to figure out if I should have it shipped or reserve one for pickup in Apple store. I really don't want to fight crowds.
Hmmm....definitely a problem for me, because I'll be instructing them to ship it to my office. No one (in the Mail Dept.) is here on Saturday. Too much opportunity for theft.My iPhone 3GS arrived on launch day via UPS.
I was actually out of town and figured they'd just toss it back on the truck for Monday, but no, UPS tried to deliver twice that day and left half a dozen messages on my phone before finally leaving it with a neighbor at about 8pm. When I called the UPS guy back, he said Apple paid extra and that they would attempt to deliver all weekend if necessary.
But it doesn't comment on the fact that the 3rd is a Saturday.Numerous Apple representatives have confirmed that the situation for the iPad is the same. Apple intends that customers who pre-order the iPad will receive their iPad on April 3rd.
It does now. Apple has again confirmed the Saturday delivery.I noticed this article popped up on my ipad news search just now; they act like they actually know some of the shipping details but I haven't seen any other mainstream sites/blogs pick it up.
But it doesn't comment on the fact that the 3rd is a Saturday.
Right.Not that I don't believe you but a link to an Apple statement, press release, etc. would go miles to ending speculation and confirm pre-order is def. the way to go.
Darn it, I am in a class at 0800 EST, well order it during a break I guess.iPad pre-orders at 8:30AM EDT, according to TUAW...
I ain't gunna stand in line!That's the thing, I'm not a shill, never saw the site till today. Since I'm new to the forum I was hesitant about posting links to a blog I hadn't heard of in my opening post; and then, well, you see what happened.
ANYWAY. I'm excited about the iPad and a technophile; but new to Apple launches and just slightly too old to be excited about standing in line. (And yet obsessed enough that I probably will if it comes down to it.)