Wait, so when does pre-order start?

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  1. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

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    So, does pre-order start for the iPad's in a few hours once the clock strikes 12PST?
     
  2. NeonGreenHermit macrumors regular

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  3. silverf1re macrumors regular

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    I missed something, what makes u say that.
     
  4. NeonGreenHermit macrumors regular

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    That's the time other preorders have started in the past, so my best guestimate. Alarm app set 07:45am :cool:
     
  5. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    Dunno if you're joking or not, but thats the same time as 12am PDT/PST?

    But yeah, that's the time I will be waiting up til tonight. Weird that they didn't mention it at all today. At least after the investor call or something.
     
  6. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    Just a clarification: the US is still on Daylight Saving Time, so midnight PDT is 7 AM GMT.
     
  7. Jimbo Asprilla macrumors regular

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    So is the UK, the UK doesn't switch to GMT until the 28th, which makes 12am PST 8am BST in the UK.
     
  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Just got off chat with apple support

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    Oh yeah, rep also said the Smart Case and a whole bunch of iPad mini accessories will go on sale tomorrow
     
  9. Jimbo Asprilla macrumors regular

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    I visited an Apple Store today and they said they hadn't been informed of an exact time either, but they suspected it would be 12am Pacific but that was totally unofficial and unconfirmed.
     
  10. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Wait a minute, I thought Apple said 12:01PST? Now it might be 8AM? This is far too late for them to not have an official release time.
     
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I would expect 12 am PST, unless otherwise indicated (which it's not, apparently).
    The problem is of course, if they don't make it active at this time, then you've got a problem :D What do you do? go to sleep and then really miss the boat, or stay up all night like a total fool?
     
  12. Jimbo Asprilla macrumors regular

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    I'm going with staying awake but not admitting to it if I'm wrong :D
     
  13. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    I think they will open at midnight but what time will they sell them if they don't do a midnight launch? Time zone? Its 2 here is they do the midnight so what time if they don't?
     
  14. intub8 macrumors newbie

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    Just got off the phone with Apple. They said 12 am PST.

    Call 1-800-MY-APPLE to confirm.
     
  15. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    I'll take it!
     
  16. KimMelton661 macrumors 6502

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    I talked to an Apple rep just now and they said there is no set time. -__-
     
  17. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    3am east coast time
     
  18. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Pre-orders have almost always been 12AM PST (or PDT when it's Daylight Savings Time). Make sure to convert that time to your local time.
     
  19. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    No they haven't ALWAYS done preorders. Usually when they do its phones only. And I don't EVER remember them not announcing they were doing one, EVER. So I am starting to think its not happening. No signs that even point to yes.
     
  20. MGTR420 macrumors regular

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    apple store is down, should be a good sign for a 3am EST time launch...i would think...
     
  21. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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  22. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    When does the upload of your new Apple "shrine " video to YouTube begin?

    Your shrine just wouldn't be complete without an iPad Mini.
     
  23. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Then you will be an hour late because 3am EST is 4am EDT. And it will be going on sale 3am EDT. ;)
     
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  25. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Same here (for iPad 4).
     

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