Who is getting their 3 first?!

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by exile, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Nikki86

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    Just received my "item shipped" email from Apple around 5:30 pm today. I pre-ordered my iPad on launch day (3/7) around 5:00 pm. I'm excited!
     
  2. Vishal

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    Mine too, just 2hrs away from me
     
  3. Vishal

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    I am upgrading from ipad2, I sold it a month ago because I knew there is gonna be retina display and I desperately wanted it.
     
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    Okay, finally received my email at 3am. Shipped from china....delivery date 3/16. Purchased day after launch, Thursday at 10 am!
     
  5. b00bie

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    This information came from an article on CultOfMAC this morning

    If you’re one of many lucky pre-orderers, your new Retina Display iPad may already have been shipped off from Apple’s factories in China and may, in fact, be sitting in your own state, waiting for delivery. We know ours is.

    If so, you might think that there’s a strong possibility that your new iPad will come sooner than Friday, March 16th. Fat chance.


    We’ve heard a few reports from readers who have contacted their local shipping agent, asking when they can expect their new iPads to be delivered. These readers all have new iPads that are already sitting waiting for delivery in their home states.

    Unfortunately, even though the iPads may be located just a few miles away, shipping carriers like FedEx are powerless to deliver them. Why?

    Because Apple has the new iPads locked up in their own private 18-wheeler trucks. These trucks are on FedEx property, and entered into FedEx’s system, but FedEx has been told that Apple will not unlock these trucks until Thursday evening.

    In other words, if you’re counting on having your new iPad slip through the cracks, there’s little chance of that. With the new iPad, Apple is taking a tighter rein on the delivery process than ever. I wonder if by the fourth-gen iPad, Apple employees will be delivering it to you themselves.

    Looks like it definitely will be Friday :(
     
    #75 b00bie, Mar 12, 2012
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  6. Skull One

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    My FedEx tracking says that my iPad 3 "started" its journey in Nashville and is scheduled to be at my office no later than 3PM on the 16th.

    So I would agree that they staged a LOT of units in the US already.
     
  7. Mtnmedic

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    I figured as much. Thanks for the official word. Now it's all a matter, of when on Friday....

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  8. swaggapad

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    I did because I play a many games on this thing and watch alot of movies on Netflix and HBO Go so I wouldn't mind the higher resolution one bit. besides I sold my 32GB ipad2 for $425 so i'm only ponying up $175 for a new one.
     
  9. Diane B

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    Before 3 Friday the 16th. Mine is in Middleton, PA now but I'm sure it will go to NC Thursday night to be "out for delivery" Friday.

    Mine is upgrade from a 1. Haven't been able to access IOS 5.1 for either Ipad.
     
  10. lrstyle

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    Ipad 3 back cover...

    I ordered the black leather smart cover. But for the back, I'm going to try this cheap product ($4) which received fairly good reviews:

    Amazon.com: Smart Cover Partner Snap On Slim-Fit Case for Apple iPad 2 - Crystal Clear: Electronics

    Hopefully it fits the new ipad since it was made for an ipad 2. What sold me is the price for one, and that its described as a clear, thin, snap-on shell which should still allows you to show off the beauty of the ipad.


     

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