1. kbreslaw's Avatar
    I ordered my 3g the first day it was available for pre-order along with a dock, a case and the power adapter. I've received the dock and the case already, and then got a shipping notice about the power adapter last Friday (4/9). What's strange is that when I try to track that shipment, it shows that it left China, got to Hong Kong and has been sitting there for four days now.

    Any chance that this could mean that they are holding ALL shipments in preparation for the iPad 3G release? It would make sense to hold everything so close to a release date so that nothing "accidentally" gets out early.
    Last edited by kbreslaw; 04-13-2010 at 02:17 PM.
    04-13-2010 02:08 PM
  2. BriDroid's Avatar
    I ordered my 3g the first day it was available for pre-order along with a dock, a case and the power adapter. I've received the dock and the case already, and then got a shipping notice about the power adapter last Friday (4/9). What's strange is that when I try to track that shipment, it shows that it left China, got to Hong Kong and has been sitting there for four days now.

    Any chance that this could mean that they are holding ALL shipments in preparation for the iPad 3G release? It would make sense to hold everything so close to a release date so that nothing "accidentally" gets out early.
    Interesting observation and theory. I also pre-ordered a 3G along with keyboard and case. I received the keyboard a couple weeks ago and the case shipped on the 10th. My case has also been sitting in Hong Kong since the 11th and shows no signs of moving on. The delivery date is estimated to be April 15th, so if it doesn't move soon, I don't think it's going to make it. Would that it's being held up for the 3G iPad to join it!
    04-13-2010 02:30 PM
  3. kbreslaw's Avatar
    Interesting observation and theory. I also pre-ordered a 3G along with keyboard and case. I received the keyboard a couple weeks ago and the case shipped on the 10th. My case has also been sitting in Hong Kong since the 11th and shows no signs of moving on. The delivery date is estimated to be April 15th, so if it doesn't move soon, I don't think it's going to make it. Would that it's being held up for the 3G iPad to join it!
    My shipment notice says it's due to be delivered by tomorrow at 4:30PM. Given the fact that it's still in Hong Kong, even if they bought it a first class ticket, it wouldn't make it to Denver in the next 28 hours.

    Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!
    04-13-2010 02:36 PM
  4. urbanrunner888's Avatar
    I also pre-ordered my iPad 3g and am waiting in anticipation!! I talked to the Apple store Chat online today and I asked if there was any new news of the release date for the iPad 3g. All they told me was that I will receive my iPad 3G on the release date... sigh.. But April is almost half over!!
    04-13-2010 03:23 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Listen here in Canada we have Nada ok unless you went across the border. So stop your whinning atleast you got Wifi LOL However guys they may very well know the shipping date but this is the reason they will not say so we can talk about it on the forums to keep the threads recent. We'll all go to their site daily to see if there is an update and give them millions of hits and see other goodies and get tempted ie. New Macbook Pros mmmmm I'm also over here dying for a date as to when we're gonna be getting the iPad and I'm hoping we get both since we get ours in late April, otherwise I'll be stuck waiting yet even longer
    04-13-2010 04:41 PM
  6. MNofsinger's Avatar
    I already have the dock and my case form Apple. I bought the bluetooth keyboard at Best Buy ($20.00 Reward Zone gift certifuicate). Now I just want my iPad 3G. Hopefully it won't be much longer.
    04-13-2010 07:00 PM
  7. BriDroid's Avatar
    Very strange. My Apple iPad case is STILL in Hong Kong. We're going on day #4 here. Unless FedEx has invented teleportation, I won't be receiving my case by the expected arrival date of April 15. This delay on the case certainly breeds speculation -- is the case waiting for my iPad 3G to catch up?
    04-14-2010 10:54 AM
  8. guinness0514's Avatar
    I don't think the shipment of accessories have any thing to do with the shipment of the ipad. I pre-ordered the dock/keyboard dock with the iPad 3G. The regular dock showed a shipment of April 3rd while the iPad and keyboard dock showed "late April" On the 10th of this month they shipped the keyboard dock even though it wasn't "late April" I don't this they are waiting to ship any accessories for the iPad to ship, doesn't make any sense.
    04-14-2010 11:17 AM
  9. BriDroid's Avatar
    I don't think the shipment of accessories have any thing to do with the shipment of the ipad. I pre-ordered the dock/keyboard dock with the iPad 3G. The regular dock showed a shipment of April 3rd while the iPad and keyboard dock showed "late April" On the 10th of this month they shipped the keyboard dock even though it wasn't "late April" I don't this they are waiting to ship any accessories for the iPad to ship, doesn't make any sense.
    No, it doesn't really make much sense. But it also doesn't make much sense that my case would leave China, make it to a Hong Kong FedEx facility, and now sit there for four days when it's due here tomorrow. One theory that was previously posted is that if the 3G is on the verge of shipping, maybe some other shipments are being held up to prevent the possibility of shipping a 3G prematurely by mistake? I know that's unlikely, but I also think it's strange that my keyboard arrived without a hitch or delay, but now my case is enjoying several days of R&R in Hong Kong
    04-14-2010 11:35 AM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    No, it doesn't really make much sense. But it also doesn't make much sense that my case would leave China, make it to a Hong Kong FedEx facility, and now sit there for four days when it's due here tomorrow. One theory that was previously posted is that if the 3G is on the verge of shipping, maybe some other shipments are being held up to prevent the possibility of shipping a 3G prematurely by mistake? I know that's unlikely, but I also think it's strange that my keyboard arrived without a hitch or delay, but now my case is enjoying several days of R&R in Hong Kong
    I do not think that there is any link between the shipping of accessories and the 3G. It makes for fun speculation but it just isn't there.

    I love watching the progress of my orders from origin to destination. I use Deliveries on my iPhone to do it. My experience convinces me that the FedEx data on Apple shipments that originate in the orient does not accurately reflect where the shipment is. It will often show only shipment and receipt or no movement followed by rapid movement.
    04-14-2010 12:12 PM
  11. BriDroid's Avatar
    I do not think that there is any link between the shipping of accessories and the 3G. It makes for fun speculation but it just isn't there.

    I love watching the progress of my orders from origin to destination. I use Deliveries on my iPhone to do it. My experience convinces me that the FedEx data on Apple shipments that originate in the orient does not accurately reflect where the shipment is. It will often show only shipment and receipt or no movement followed by rapid movement.
    So far there has been zero movement on my iPad 3G It would be nice if Apple would throw us a bone. I guess since tomorrow is the 15th, any time after that is "late April", right?
    04-14-2010 12:50 PM
  12. ifarlow's Avatar
    Doesn't the website say "Ships late April" not "Arrives late April"? Big difference. Apple could ship on the last day of April, so the iPads won't arrive until the first week of May.
    04-14-2010 01:19 PM
  13. guinness0514's Avatar
    ^ Debbie downer.....
    04-14-2010 02:03 PM
  14. kbreslaw's Avatar
    So much for my theory! Just checked the status of my iPad accessory shipment and it looks like, after six days in Hong Kong, it just touched down in Anchorage, AK. It would have been nice if the accessories had a traveling companion (iPad), but oh well.
    04-14-2010 02:30 PM
  15. Big Dookie's Avatar
    Doesn't the website say "Ships late April" not "Arrives late April"? Big difference. Apple could ship on the last day of April, so the iPads won't arrive until the first week of May.
    I thought this as well, until it was clarified in the announcement by Apple this morning about the international launch being delayed:

    Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad. We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April.
    That's pretty explicit that they'll be delivered by April 30th, not just shipped. Which means that, if the WiFi pre-orders were any indication, they should start shipping no later than on or around April 24th. In other words, unless they were flat out lying, they should start shipping iPad 3Gs in about 10 days.

    And yet, we still don't have a solid release date. Hrm.
    04-14-2010 02:53 PM
  16. kbreslaw's Avatar
    Here's what gave me a little hope though. I ordered the iPad with the accessories that are on their way, and more than one of those accessories said "Ships in late April".

    I figured it was too good to be true, but a guy can dream, can't he?
    04-14-2010 02:59 PM
  17. ifarlow's Avatar
    ^ Debbie downer.....
    Look at it this way... when your iPad with 3G arrives before the end of April, you will now, thanks to my "Debbie Downer" comment, be even more excited! No thanks needed.
    04-14-2010 03:22 PM
  18. guinness0514's Avatar
    ^ Haha.... Valid
    04-14-2010 08:50 PM
  19. BriDroid's Avatar
    Note to Apple and Jobs: it would be most excellent if we could associate April 15 with something other than Tax Day, like....oh.... say.... iPad 3G Release Day!
    04-15-2010 09:06 AM
  20. guinness0514's Avatar
    Note to Apple and Jobs: it would be most excellent if we could associate April 15 with something other than Tax Day, like....oh.... say.... iPad 3G Release Day!
    HAHA...Did you see this mornings post? about 3G being pushed till may? I threw up in my mouth a little... People are still thinking that is just for international orders though...
    04-15-2010 09:38 AM
  21. whmurray's Avatar
    HAHA...Did you see this mornings post? about 3G being pushed till may? I threw up in my mouth a little... People are still thinking that is just for international orders though...
    No. I did not see that. Can you provide a link?

    All I saw was that the release of the iPad outside of the US would be delayed. I saw nothing about a delay in the shipment of the iPad 3G. In fact, what I saw reiterated "late April" for the 3G.
    04-15-2010 10:06 AM
  22. guinness0514's Avatar
    Here is the link to the tiPb blog: http://www.tipb.com/2010/04/15/steve...nal-ipad-wifi/

    Here is the quote that scared me:

    will the iPad 3G models still ship on time as planned (end of April) in the US, if I order one today? Or will the 3G US orders be postponed as well?

    The response:

    Yes.

    Sent from my iPhone

    Um, yes to the on time or yes to the postponed? Need. More. Words!
    04-15-2010 10:35 AM
  23. BriDroid's Avatar
    I was under the impression that international 3G orders will be delayed, likely based on the volume of pre-orders from the States. It's also important to note the distinction of "if I order one today"... I would hope that my pre-order from March 22 will translate into an on-time "late April" delivery. I guess I'll find out soon one way or another.
    04-15-2010 12:28 PM
  24. Big Dookie's Avatar
    The bulk of the question concerned whether or not the 3G orders in the US will ship on time, and so I'm leaning towards his "yes" answer being in response to that part of the email. Apple themselves confirmed yesterday that iPad 3G orders were still on track to be delivered by late April.

    I'd just like to know exactly when in late April. I don't think that should be too much to ask, considering that the latter half of the month begins tomorrow.
    04-15-2010 12:39 PM
  25. traylorc's Avatar
    In my opinion, I think the longer Apple waits to announce the launch date of the 3G the more it hurts their bottom line. How many posts have we read from people who were planning to pick up a 3g but elected to pick up the less expensive Wi-fi model because it was available. Now, I'm not naive to think that some of those Wi-fi buyers won' return their purchase when 3g becomes available. But there will be some of those wi-fi buyers who simply elect to keep their purchase. So Apple loses potential revenues of $100+ per unit because folks did not want to wait for the 3g model.

    Worse, you have to imagine a number of folks are making "impulse" Ipad purchases. They go into Best Buy, play around with Ipad and decide "it's cool....I just have to have one". Well in my mind, Apple needs to strike while the iron is hot...get those 3g units out there quickly. If you give potential customers a perceived long, drawn out, waiting period. They may decide to save their discretionary income and/or become frustrated and decide to forgo purchasing an Ipad.

    At the end of the day I'm betting that Apple gets the 3g out by the end of April. But I think it would be in Apple's best interest to announce a date ASAP. Even if the date has slipped into May, let everyone know now. The longer you make folks wait, the less tolerant they will be if the shipping date does slip.
    04-15-2010 02:19 PM
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