1. Craig's Avatar
    I was going to pre-order via Best Buy since I can get it Tax Free, but seems they only have Wifi versions of all the iPads, nothing with Cellular. Anyone else carry the cellular option on 11/7?
    10-30-2018 11:59 PM
  2. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I think you have to wait for the carriers to get on board first.
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    10-31-2018 06:22 AM
  3. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I had a chat session with Apple before ordering my cellular & they said, once it arrives, I just need to call my carrier and they'll activate it OTA.
    10-31-2018 07:51 AM
  4. Dukins's Avatar
    I heard carriers are supposed to announce pre-orders tomorrow. At least im hoping.
    10-31-2018 01:48 PM
  5. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Verizon updates their app and website to reflect new iPads and they still have a ship date of 11/7
    11-01-2018 10:42 AM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    Yep just ordered. Delivered by 11/7
    11-01-2018 12:45 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    I decided to skip the LTE this time, I realized I really don't use it as much as I thought. Most places I go has Wifi and/or Xfinity broadcasts in my city and Seattle and most places I travel in WA. On top of that I can make my Xs-Max a hotspot if I need it. So it saves the upcharge and what I am paying AT&T each month. Will just kill it.

    So went with the 12.9 512GB w/ Apple Care / Smart Folio and Apple Pencil 2. Will pick it up at BB on Wed 11/7. I prefer Best Buy since I can get my stuff Tax Free.
    11-01-2018 01:52 PM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I decided to skip the LTE this time, I realized I really don't use it as much as I thought. Most places I go has Wifi and/or Xfinity broadcasts in my city and Seattle and most places I travel in WA. On top of that I can make my Xs-Max a hotspot if I need it. So it saves the upcharge and what I am paying AT&T each month. Will just kill it.

    So went with the 12.9 512GB w/ Apple Care / Smart Folio and Apple Pencil 2. Will pick it up at BB on Wed 11/7. I prefer Best Buy since I can get my stuff Tax Free.
    WA is tax free? Here in Michigan we have 6% tax.

    If I buy I’m going to have no choice but to get the LTE with At&t Next. The prices over last years 12.9” model are $11 more. 256($65), 512($75), & 1TB is $95 a month. Plus the $10 for the line. I might get the 512 but I can’t see getting the 1 TB. I just have to decide whether the new 12.9” one is an upgrade for me over the 10.5” one that I still owe about $300 on.
    11-01-2018 04:11 PM
  9. Craig's Avatar
    WA is tax free? Here in Michigan we have 6% tax.

    If I buy I’m going to have no choice but to get the LTE with At&t Next. The prices over last years 12.9” model are $11 more. 256($65), 512($75), & 1TB is $95 a month. Plus the $10 for the line. I might get the 512 but I can’t see getting the 1 TB. I just have to decide whether the new 12.9” one is an upgrade for me over the 10.5” one that I still owe about $300 on.
    Oregon is Tax Free, and although I am in WA now, I own homes in OR and that's my base state. For that reason I have a tax free account at Best Buy. If I order from AT&T or Apple I will need to pay tax. It's 9.1% here, so that's a huge hit.

    I had to think about the LTE before clicking buy, and I really don't think I will miss it. If I do, I will give my wife the 12.9 iPad Pro / Wifi and order a 12.9-Wifi-LTE when back in stock.
    11-01-2018 04:21 PM
  10. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have a cash problem. Can’t buy out right so I go with the Next. That way I’m not paying all at once. Also I don’t usually use public WiFi. I have AT&T and 22gb data and 10gb in the hotspot. Unless I’m streaming 4K videos on YouTube, I am fine with my data.
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    11-01-2018 06:44 PM
  11. Craig's Avatar
    I have a cash problem. Can’t buy out right so I go with the Next. That way I’m not paying all at once. Also I don’t usually use public WiFi. I have AT&T and 22gb data and 10gb in the hotspot. Unless I’m streaming 4K videos on YouTube, I am fine with my data.
    If AT&T had the LTE for 11/7 I may have picked it, but they're OOS.
    11-01-2018 07:34 PM
  12. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    According to their app it’s available for delivery about the middle of November or later depending on what your getting.
    11-01-2018 08:30 PM
  13. Craig's Avatar
    According to their app it’s available for delivery about the middle of November or later depending on what your getting.

    I travel too much, I want to be sure what day it's being delivered. It's easier for me to just pick up the one I ordered on 11/7 at BestBuy and live with that one for 4-6 months and if I decide to get the LTE later, will sell it on Swappa or give it to my wife and buy a new one with LTE.
    11-01-2018 09:55 PM
  14. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    You could have still gone LTE and just pick up prepaid data cards as needed. My cable carrier (Optimum) has tons of open WiFi spots as well and I almost always use a VPN, but there's always those few times when I need LTE or (believe it or not) LTE is much faster (T-Mobile).

    I'd never go back to a non LTE device.

    I decided to skip the LTE this time, I realized I really don't use it as much as I thought. Most places I go has Wifi and/or Xfinity broadcasts in my city and Seattle and most places I travel in WA. On top of that I can make my Xs-Max a hotspot if I need it. So it saves the upcharge and what I am paying AT&T each month. Will just kill it.

    So went with the 12.9 512GB w/ Apple Care / Smart Folio and Apple Pencil 2. Will pick it up at BB on Wed 11/7. I prefer Best Buy since I can get my stuff Tax Free.
    11-02-2018 05:49 AM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    You could have still gone LTE and just pick up prepaid data cards as needed. My cable carrier (Optimum) has tons of open WiFi spots as well and I almost always use a VPN, but there's always those few times when I need LTE or (believe it or not) LTE is much faster (T-Mobile).

    I'd never go back to a non LTE device.
    It's not really a $$$ issue, I actually don't care much about the $240 to AT&T, but I noticed I seldom use it. Also since Apple was back ordered on all iPad Pros 12.9 combos with LTE and Best Buy had the 256 Wifi available for 11/7 I went that direction.

    If I find in a few months I miss the LTE I will buy an LTE (as the stock should be plentiful around Feb forward) and give away or sell the 12.9 Wifi Only. It would not be a big deal, just restore from backup, put in the keyboard case, call AT&T to activate and we're up and running.
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    11-02-2018 10:23 AM

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