Sam's Club Begins Taking iPad Pro Pre-Orders, Citing November 13 Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Popular warehouse chain Sam's Club has started accepting pre-orders for Apple's iPad Pro on its website, and has listed a release date of Friday, November 13 for the device. Sam's Club began advertising the iPad Pro in emails sent out to members this morning.

    Sam's Club is accepting pre-orders for the 32 and 128GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro models in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, but it is not selling the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Sam's Club is also selling the device at a slight discount, pricing the two models at $787 for 32GB and $937 for 128GB, compared to Apple's pricing of $799 and $949.


    Previous rumors suggested the iPad Pro would launch on Wednesday, November 11, but Friday, November 13 perhaps makes more sense as November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. Beyond Sam's Club, an iPad Pro accessory maker has also claimed that Chinese resellers will be receiving iPad Pros on November 11 ahead of a November 13 launch.

    Earlier this week, Apple's Eddy Cue spoke at the Dropbox Open conference where he referenced the iPad Pro and said it would be "only a few more days" until the device would be available for purchase. It remains unclear if Apple will begin accepting pre-orders next week or if the iPad Pro will go on sale without a pre-order period.

    Pricing on the iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only version and goes up to $1,079 for a 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, its two accessories, are sold separately for $99 and $169, respectively.

    Update: As of 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Sam's Club is sold out of iPad Pro pre-orders.

    Update 2: MacMall is also accepting pre-orders for the iPad Pro, but the site says orders won't ship for nine days, which would have orders arriving after the prospective November 11 or November 13 launch date. The device is estimated to be in stock at MacMall on November 15.

    Article Link: Sam's Club Begins Taking iPad Pro Pre-Orders, Citing November 13 Launch
  2. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
  3. sziehr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    I wonder if Costco will carry it as well.
  5. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
  6. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    My Lucky Day.
  7. thefredelement macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2012
    New York
    I hope they let us pre order today or tomorrow morning or right now. I can't wait for this thing already.
  8. RealKrS macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
  9. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    Dang, I can't get to their website. Must be throngs of people ordering the iPad Pro!
  10. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    It's because the Apple implant is activated.
  11. Sharkey311 Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
  12. nagromme, Nov 6, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015

    nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I KNOW I want it, and I know why!

    - Split-screen multitasking similar to two full iPads.

    - Giant videos, giant games, giant documents and web pages.

    - Faster than my current iPad.

    - Better speakers.

    - Drawing.

    - One more iPad means one more person I can game with at a time.

    - Still have my old iPad if it turns out I want a small e-reader or something.

    - It's not that big! The weight is a trade-off, yes, but size-wise, the case is only slightly larger than a sheet of 8/5x11" paper (and the screen area, at about 80 sq. in., is 14% smaller).*

    * Compared to the normal full iPad screen which is LESS than 1/2 the area of a piece of paper. Really! Do the math: paper is 93.5 sq. in. and regular iPad is 45.2. (And an iPad Mini screen at 30 sq. in. is just less than 1/3 the area of a piece of paper.)

    Small and light is great, but the option of "bigger" doesn't really need complex excuses to exist. It's bigger! Choose what's right for you and your budget.
  13. noslenam macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2010
    Am I seeing it correctly that it's only for the wifi versions? Do we have to go to Apple for the Cellular version? I wouldn't be surprised but I am very surprised that Sam's club will be selling them at launch.
  14. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Likely Monday for Friday delivery.
  15. Fran6cojL macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2015
    Got a confirmation from a buddy of mine that ATT sent out the memo for novemeber 13th as well.
  16. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Well, that's a good call, but i'm not so sure. It seems like some sort of ok was given to retailers, so Apple may start pre-orders anytime now.

    or not.
  17. Shaun, UK Suspended

    Shaun, UK

    Mar 23, 2006
    Why no confirmation from Apple? if pre-orders are starting Monday for pick-up & in-store sales on Friday 13th then why haven't they said anything yet. I hope the iPad Pro isn't going to be the same ****ing shambles the MB and Watch launches turned out to be.
  18. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    They will have it. Stock is coming in by launch day, or a few days later. $899 for 128gb Wifi.
  19. Dydegu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    Man, the spacing between those apps in the product picture looks horrendous. What a waste of space. Here's to hoping iOS 10 fixes that.
  20. sharpie000 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2014
    I was on the fence about getting the iPad Pro; but you just convinced me. :D
  21. H2SO4 macrumors 601

    Nov 4, 2008
    Ok. So for the Us - Uk exchange rate. that makes it £787.
  22. dfgddikf macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2015
    I just hope this device becomes a hit and apps which utilize it get developed. If that happens, the iPad Pro 2 will be mine.
  23. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
    iPad pro.. No 3D Touch. Over priced $100 stylus overpriced keyboard. No Mac OS support, still only iOS. What the hell does the "PRO" stand for? Does it mean intentionally half baked for PROfit?
  24. APPLfanCA macrumors regular

    May 13, 2015
    -_- Why hasn't Apple said anything?! I'm tempted to preorder through Sams Club but I wonder if it would be wise to wait for Apple to open orders.
  25. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    Ha. Funny. You seem confused.

    It's an iPad Pro. Therefore, it has the same form factor as an iPad. It also runs the same OS as an iPad. If it has OS X support it wouldn't be an iPad. You don't have to buy the pencil and you don't have to buy a keyboard.

    What you want is a MacBook Pro.

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