iPad What time preorders start for the new iPad Air 2?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys, i remember last year i woke up at 3am to place a preorder, is it going to be the same this time too? i mean they said preorders begin Oct 17th, but what time?
     
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    Every preorder I've ever done was midnight cupertino time. But I think the apple store would be down by now if that was the case.
     
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    They announced today at the event that on Oct 17, you can pre-order the iPad and that would mean 12:00 midnight PST (west coast time) 3 Am EST. But when they announced iMac could be ordered after the event I thought we would have trouble getting into the store etc.. but not a problem today. I ordered my Retina 27" iMac today with no glitches. So I expect or hope that the iPad is the same way. Sometime after 12:00 AM Pst they will turn on the Apple store if its goes down later tonight just before midnight then they will come back on after midnight and things should go more smoothly than last time.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Thats what I'm thinking, it should be down by now.
     
  6. Joey225 macrumors member

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    Was it the iPad 3 or 4 that went up for preorder around the middle of the day one year? There was a definitely a preorder where I ordered somewhere around 6pm eastern time.
     
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    I agree it is odd that the apple store website is still up.

    I'll probably wait another hour and if it is not up it'll probably be sometime tomorrow morning
     
  8. pog27 macrumors newbie

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    I hope I'm not staying up for nothing :/ I'm on central time and looking forward to upgrading my iPad 4.
     
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    Hmmm... It's 1:15 AM PST and the store is back up but the options are not turned on to buy the iPad Air 2 Yet. Puzzling....:confused:
     
  10. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Preorders start when 2gb is absolutely, positively confirmed from a reliable source, not some blurry pic of an A8X chip :)
     
  11. webstarcool, Oct 17, 2014
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    Still nothing yet. I have been trying different country Apple Stores, but it doesn't seem to be available for pre-order, yet. Any updates from you?

    Apple Online Store support opens at 4am (Pacific Time) - perhaps by then. At least they will be around to answer questions. I asked them yesterday and they just said they did not have that information yet.
     
  12. Soulweaponry macrumors 6502

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    Still no luck at 3 am. They were pretty specific about the 12am thing so this seems a bit odd. Oh well. I'll just keep checking
     
  13. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Who was pretty specific?

    All I remember is that they said it would go on sale "tomorrow"
     
  14. Soulweaponry macrumors 6502

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    Tim Cook told me when he was personally delivering me an apple watch. Looks like he was just messing with me
     
  15. webstarcool macrumors member

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    Still nothing here at 6.07am EST (3.07am PST). Perhaps at 8.00am EST.
     
  16. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Demand is huge for these new iPads. I predict they will sell out of all models within minutes. I'm refreshing every few seconds to make sure I don't miss out.
     
  17. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Demand is not huge. After ipad 2. Demand hasn't been great on preorders. Plus you can pretty much walk in and get any ipad on launch day as well.

    The cellular iPads are a little harder to get sometimes though
     
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  19. webstarcool macrumors member

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    Apple Store is now down here at 4am PST. That's a good sign :)
     
  20. webstarcool, Oct 17, 2014
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    Apple Store still down here at 4.50am PST - Back online at 5am PST/8am EST??
     
  21. stretch80 macrumors regular

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    Sure hope so! ... It would be a shame having to keep refreshing the apple store site all day long :D
     
  22. webstarcool macrumors member

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    I guess not. Still down here at 5.04am PST
     
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    Seems weird it would have to be closed down for such a long time. My bet then is 6am PST / 9am EST
     

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