Pre-Order to Avoid Stores
If you decide not to pre-order, but still want an iPad Pro ASAP, you'll have to head into a retail store on or around that November 7th release date.
The iPad Pros share a release date with Apple's new MacBook Air which means we could see crowds at Apple locations next week.
The lines might not stretch for miles, but they could have you standing out in the cold waiting for an iPad that may or may not even be there.
Apple Stores will likely have ample stock, but Apple Stores aren't in every city. We expect carrier locations and retailers like Best Buy to have iPad Pro stock available, but stock is often unpredictable and could sell out before you make it into a store.
In other words, there's a chance you waste your morning and/or weekend hunting around for the iPad Pro model you want.
If you don't want to deal with this you'll want to pre-order an iPad Pro, sit back, relax, and wait for your delivery to arrive on November 7th.