Apple iPad Pro release date listed as November 13th by Sam's Club

Apple iPad Pro release date listed as November 13th by Sam's Club
Although it was officially unveiled more than a month ago, and the complementary Apple Pencil has been at the center of numerous discussions in the past few weeks, the Apple iPad Pro has yet to become commercially available. 

While the manufacturer has yet to make any concrete release date announcement, it looks like Sam's Club has recently left cat slip from its bag.

Yesterday, Sam's Club started accepting Apple iPad Pro pre-orders. The retailer opened up pre-sales for both Wi-Fi only versions of the productivity-oriented iPad Pro, but not for the only cellular version of the slab. The 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro was priced at $789 while the 128GB version was priced at $949. Both prices are $10 lower than what Apple asks for the same versions. In the meantime, stocks have been depleted by Sam's Club, but the discount wasn't the interesting part of the story.

The retailer also said that the Apple iPad Pro will start shipping on November 13th. We've previously heard that the Apple iPad Pro will be available in Apple Stores starting November 11th, but this has yet to be confirmed. As a side note, November 11th is Veteran's Day in the US, and historically, companies avoid launching new products on holidays.

MacMall also opened up for iPad Pro pre-orders, but the retailer says that the tablets will be ready to ship on November 15th.

What do you guys think? Will you get the iPad Pro once it becomes available for purchase, or do you find that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the productivity tablet to beat at the moment?


source: Sam's Club via MacRumors

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17 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple's about to release the beast. If I didn't already have an Air 2, I'd be all over it. Puppy's hella expensive though.

7. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Samsung is just waiting the Apple's propaganda media to make the advertising and buzz, as usual. And will release the real thing- Note Pro 2. You know that iPad Pro is lame copy of Note Pro 1. Right? Nothing compare with S Pen - no need of battery and charging, embedded , better, and free.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what, just buy what you want and so will I. If you're gonna do the stupid fan boy stuff, post elsewhere. I'm not interested.

13. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

This could be addressed more to you: 'If you're gonna do the stupid fan boy stuff, post elsewhere. I'm not interested.'

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No problem. I promise this'll be my last post to you.

17. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i would love to see numbers, how much already preordered, people must me really stupid, to buy another phone, just with bigger display when there are options on market with real OS, and same battery life.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

All the world is waiting....

9. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

I like your sarcasm:) And they even compare here this phone OS tablet with Surface. !?

12. guest

Posts: 368; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Exactly. Just saw the preorder with Sam's club $1149 for surface 4 pro 128 gb with type cover i5 model. Definitely trumps the iPad pro

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Windows!!!!! Hehehehehe.....

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Can't wait for the benchmarks, but more specifically all the little things that are in this chipset. I wonder how much L2/L3 cache it'll have...but Apple deffo releasing their trump card with this BEAST.

11. guest

Posts: 368; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You mean the trumped card

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I have a check written out to Apple!

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're gonna go for it bro? I'd go for the 128 gigs WiFi model in gold, or silver. I'm going to get one, but it'll be in a year or two, on Craigslist. That's where I got my Air 2 from. 128 WiFi silver.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yep! I still had the iPad Air. I sold it a few weeks ago in preparation. If I had the Air 2, I would wait a year.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, the Air 2 is a step up from the Air, so go for it bro. Hope you enjoy it.

14. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Yep:)

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