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

Benz63amg

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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?
 

M87

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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.
 

WizardHunt

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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?
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.
 

Joey225

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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.
 

Yaemon

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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
 

pog27

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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.
 

yegon

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Preorders start when 2gb is absolutely, positively confirmed from a reliable source, not some blurry pic of an A8X chip :)
 

webstarcool

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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.
 
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Soulweaponry

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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.
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
 

dumastudetto

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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.
 

aneftp

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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.
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