iPad Reserved an iPad Air from Apple Store Hong Kong!

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  1. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    :D I will be able to buy an iPad Air on Friday after work! I'm so happy! My hefty iPad is going to retire.
     
  2. The.Dude macrumors regular

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    Business account? I haven't gotten a call back yet on mine (US)
     
  3. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    why didn't they have the wifi version available for reservation :mad:
     
  4. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope I don't have a business account. :)

    Apple opened reservation for buying iPad Air on the launch day today at 8:00am for the 3 Apple Stores in Hong Kong. We must reserve a unit by sending an SMS to a designated local number, getting a confirmation code and entering it onto the system together with our Photo ID / full name / phone number information. Then I got to a screen for choosing models and finally the time slot.

    This is the same as the reservation for iPhone 5s before and is quite effective in deterring scalpers from mainland China. However, demand seems to be very very strong since all models ran out of stocks within 10 minutes!

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    I saw some people reporting to have reserved the WiFi version on forums. But when I logged in at around 8:02am I can't see any WiFi models anymore for the ifc store.
     
  5. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    The wifi ones went up around 9:20am. I managed to reserve mine at IFC. waiting for confirmation email....
     
  6. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool, I usually read news and blog articles on the subway so I need the LTE version ;) Really can't wait to experience a 30% lighter iPad without sacrificing screen estate and battery life.
     
  7. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Do you have a confirmation email from Apple? I haven't reserved online before, do I just turn up at the Apple store and give them my government ID?
     
  8. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I received the confirmation e-mail at 8:23am.

    On the launch day usually the Apple Stores will require the buyers to queue up and show the ID card / passport etc. (with Photo) before allowing them to enter the store to buy the product. The name you entered to the reservation system must be exactly the same as your photo ID.

    After that I was led to the cashier and the staff just gave me the model I selected and I paid and left the store.
     
  9. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Im still waiting for the confirmation email. :confused:
     
  10. Mrs. Jobs macrumors member

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    Yes. And expect to have to wait in line for a long time regardless of reservation. ;)

    Wifi and cellular both unavailable now....:mad:
     
  11. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Can I turn up early? I selected a pickup time or 7-8pm but now have the day off work. Was thinking about heading over there around mid afternoon :confused:
     
  12. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can only get your iPad at the store and at the time you selected.
     
  13. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Email received haha
     
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  15. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can still order from the online store on 1 Nov 12am or go back to the Apple Store reserve website after the launch!
     
  16. Mrs. Jobs macrumors member

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    This. No point showing up at different time, they will send you off again.
     
  17. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    OK, Thanks :D
     
  18. Mrs. Jobs macrumors member

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    But how about the rest of today and tomorrow? No more reservation possible you think? :confused:
     
  19. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    Ended up walking into new vision at APM and picked up a 32gb wifi space grey. No queues and seems they have plenty of stock. No need to queue up at the apple store now :D
     
  20. ukiss macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, just bought one from Fortress today. :D
     
  21. Beaverfish macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,

    Im from the UK, but I'm traveling to HK on Sunday 10th Nov. If I'm able to purchase for instore pickup how long will they hold the iPad in stock.

    In other words can I order today and collect it next week?

    Cheers
     
  22. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    You should now be able to walk into an apple store and buy the ipad air. No need to order for in store collection.

    http://www.apple.com/hk/en/retail/

    If they are out of stock, there are many other places you can buy from. Seems plenty of stock in Hong Kong
     
  23. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I feel bad for the wannabe scalpers that reserved tonnes of every model possible on Wednesday
     
  24. Beaverfish macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response. I'll be transiting through HK. If the Apple store has no stock available could you recommend somewhere else I could try near the IFC Mall please?
     
  25. Beaverfish macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any HK retail knowledge please?
     

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