The iPad Pro release date is later this week and thanks to the announcement from Apple we now know more about the iPad Pro pre-order process. This fast look at the iPad Pro pre-order date and time will help you plan your purchase and prepare for the new tablet.
Apple debuted a new iPad Pro ad during Monday Night Football and announced that the iPad Pro release date is Friday November 13th in stores.
There are already some retailers taking iPad Pro pre-orders ahead of the official Apple Store start, but not all of these will delivery on the release date.
With a launch like this users who buy with an iPad Pro pre-order on Wednesday there will likely be delivered on the Friday iPad Pro release date.
Here’s what you need to know about this pre-order and release process for the new iPad.
iPad Pro Pre Order Date
Apple announced the iPad Pro pre-order start date for November 11th. This is when the Apple Store iPad Pro pre orders start, but you can already pre-order from other retailers like Staples and Mac Mall.
We will likely see other retailers start taking iPad Pro pre orders on November 11th as well.
iPad Pro Pre Order Time
The one thing that Apple left out of the announcement is the iPad Pro pre order time. There are two likely times that Apple will start taking iPad Pro pre orders online.
We typically see midnight pre-orders for the iPhone each year, but this is not always the case for other Apple devices.
We don’t expect to see iPad Pro pre-orders start at 12:01 AM Pacific or 3:01 AM Eastern on November 11th. It could happen, but it makes more sense to see a daytime sale kick off.
The odds are good that the iPad Pro pre order time will arrive in the morning Eastern or morning Pacific. Likely times include 8-9 AM Eastern and 12-1PM Eastern ( 9-10 AM Pacific).
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Where to Buy the iPad Pro
You can buy the iPad Pro direct from the Apple Store with the official iPad Pro pre orders. We expect to see iPad Pro pre orders start at the following retailers. Some may already be live, although stock and availability changes.
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