Apple depletes launch-day 128GB iPad Pro stocks, the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard ship in 4-5 weeks

Apple depletes launch-day 128GB iPad Pro stocks, the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard ship in 4-5 weeks
A couple of days ago, Apple opened up for iPad Pro online orders, more than a couple of months after officially unveiling its first jumbo-sized slab. Apparently, the customer interest has exceeded stock availability, and if you're looking to get some real productivity or creative work done on the Apple iPad Pro, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you.

A few hours ago, Apple depleted launch-day stocks for the 128GB Apple iPad Pro in both the Wi-Fi only and cellular-enabled variants, and in all color options. At the moment, the Apple Store says that the 128GB iPad Pro models will be ready to ship in 5 to 7 days, although, at some point, Apple handed out estimates of 12 to 15 days.

While the 32GB Wi-Fi only units are still available for in-store pickup, those who really want to roll up their sleeves and get work done on the Apple iPad Pro will probably be better off waiting for the 128GB versions to become available. Like all iOS devices, the iPad Pro doesn't come with expandable storage, and it's hard to believe that 32GB will suffice if you plan on loading a bunch of documents, apps, and videos on the tablet. 

Furthermore, it looks like Apple is also facing availability issues related to the two main iPad Pro accessories, the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Both are indispensable for productivity-minded work, but both are now estimated to ship in 4 to 5 weeks.

At this moment, it's unknown if Apple launched the iPad Pro with limited stock availability or if customers rushed to get the new slab, but the former appears to be the more probable variant. What do you guys think?

source: Apple Store via AppleInsider

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21 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

LF > Logitech or other brand alternative to apple pencil.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

i see apples still copying nintendo's tricks from super mario 2 and zelda holding back inventory to ramp up demand, simple but effective in a way not anymore because there are others to choose from and better still better to get the surface book with up to 1T hard drive its better in everyway only diff is apple mobile os vs full windows 10 os

21. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

ikr, its like; I can sell out of all my stock too if I just make 1 of each color and size by launch day. Boom, instant sell out.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1781; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why heck would they even release a 32GB model of a supposed laptop replacement device. Are they serious? It's about time Apple start adding expandable storage to their tablets, you've made your billions now actually help us out for a change!

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple will continue to save every single penny it can as long as it's still running.

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

and i cant wait until the us gov finally clamps down freezes all assets for tax evasion and put all 2 top tear apple corp in jail for tax fraud go trump take the billions they owe in taxes and help rebuild the us economy

17. Rydsmith unregistered

Are you special or slow? 1.) That'll never happen because they aren't doing anything illegal. These are called loopholes for a reason. 2.) That would have to happen to every large company including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc... 3.) "rebuild the us economy" is a farcical joke now. The US economy is doing very well right now, with unemployment at some of the lowest in its history, especially after the meltdown. So yeah...if you're this mentally challenged, I can see how Trump is your go to candidate.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

do you live in the us because i do and i still see more homeless people in my area and i live in the top 5 richest county's in america. and i dont care if all the companies got whats coming to them we the people pay for them cheating taxes. the unemployment rate is at the lowest in 2 months not decades or years get your story straight

19. guest

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You're obviously slow. Google U6 unemployment rate. That's the real unemployment number. Several business around me have close with no replacement tenants for the past 6 months and we are in LA.

14. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Lol, they're in it to make money, not to help you out. You need more storage than that? Cough up the dough or buy something else, those are your choices. And as long as people keep choosing to pay the extra for storage, Apple will happily keep selling it to them.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But all the Apple trolls said no one would ever buy this though.... I'm so confused. :(

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Don't be, they probably only had a few thousand in stock. This is obviously a marketing tactic to create hype.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

like i said nintendo really started it and the news report showed thousands of zelda games being boxed up and pallets galor on the news in the 87 era

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, please stop with that tired excuse. If stock was that low, it would have sold out within hours.

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So Apple always sells out in the millions, but everyone else only has low stock to sell out as a PR stunt? Since that's what most of you say when any comlany other than Apple sells out quickly. Yeah, okay then.

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

they didnt smurf dont you know anything about pr and sales its basic 101 demand confuse the mise have them run around for the cheese and see if they want more, all respect lost on you, i would not hate apple so much if it was not for the mind games and talking sh t and other companies and taken claims for what others have done and then they said them to court in paid off areas to make sure they win they did not sell out they only are allowed to sell so many aday to keep the mice coming back for cheese

8. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Apple always do that to create hype..lol

12. almostdone

Posts: 421; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Remember the record breaking iPhone 6s and 6s+ first weekend sales? It doesn't look so rosy now. Apple try whatever they can to create hype. They don't mention any numbers so take with huge bucket load of salt especially if coming from Apple.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It was never rosy and never record breaking, they was down 17 million from last year if you included China in the number from Last year, I..e. Total sold was 30 million if you included China, total sold this year 13 million, thus down big time

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Best way to make somebody want something? Tell them they can't have it. It's human nature.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Hype is thier everyday meal. Never mind iHype.

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