What’s up with iPad Pro Sales?
They’re being dubbed the “most powerful iPads” Apple has ever created, but so far, the public doesn’t seem to be buying the recently announced 10.5-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, at least in substantial numbers.
Apple began accepting orders for the new iPad Pros on Monday, June 5 soon after the tablets were announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The first online orders for most models showed a delivery date of June 13. Days later, shipments dates have begun to slip, but only slightly.
An AppAdvice check on Apple’s online store tells the story.
For the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the delivery date for new orders is now June 19 for all Wi-Fi-only models, and anywhere from between June 19 and July 3 for Wi-Fi + Cellular models.
Meanwhile, new orders for the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro are now being given a delivery date of June 19 for the silver and gold models and June 23 through June 30 for the space gray model. These delivery dates are for both the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models.
If you haven’t yet ordered a new iPad Pro and would like one in your hands next week, Best Buy might be your best bet.
The U.S. retailer is currently offering a $25 gift card on all 10.5-inch iPad Pro purchases and a $50 gift card on purchases of the larger model. Most models are still showing a delivery date of June 13, although some have slipped to June 23.
The new iPad Pro models will be available next week in Apple retail stores and through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers in the United States and 37 additional countries and regions. The tablets will go on sale in other countries in July.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro launches with prices ranging from $649 to $1,079. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro retails for between $799 and $1,229.
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