1. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    Apple has changed the shipping date for the iPad 3G to "By May 7th""
    04-19-2010 08:51 AM
  2. guinness0514's Avatar
    for orders that were not pre-ordered before the last two days or so. If you ordered before that, you are still on for "late April"
    04-19-2010 09:00 AM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    Received the following from Apple this am.

    " Thank you for your recent order of the magical and revolutionary
    iPad 3G.

    We would like to confirm that your order will be shipped in late
    April as communicated at the time you placed your order. You will
    receive a confirmation notice when your order has shipped."


    I assume that this means the last day of April but April only has thirty days. It is not May 7.
    04-19-2010 10:54 AM
  4. guinness0514's Avatar
    yeah I haven't got a notification yet. ordered mine the 2nd day of pre-orders....wonder why?
    04-19-2010 11:00 AM
  5. BriDroid's Avatar
    I haven't received my email yet either, but ordered on March 22nd. Whatever will be will be. I'd like it sooner, but even May 7th isn't the end of the world -- Just 2.5 weeks away.
    04-19-2010 11:24 AM
  6. whmurray's Avatar
    yeah I haven't got a notification yet. ordered mine the 2nd day of pre-orders....wonder why?
    Mine was not a "notification," but only a reassurance that they have not forgotten either me or "late April." If one did not order until day two, in other words was not really serious, they probably think no reassurance is required.
    04-19-2010 11:34 AM
  7. traylorc's Avatar
    I received the same e-mail assuring me that my unit will ship by late April. However, to be honest I only placed my order about a week and half ago.

    It's unclear whether the May 7th shipping date applies to everyone, or does that date apply to any who places an order from this point on? It is not totally unreasonable to expect Apple to do a staggered rollout of the 3g units. Take care of the customers who have already pre-ordered their units and get their units shipped by late April. Those customers who place orders from this point forward would have their units shipped no later than May 7th.

    Could be just wishful thinking on my part.
    04-19-2010 12:41 PM
  8. guinness0514's Avatar
    Well mine says "late April" still on the order status, but I have not received this email, so i dunno.
    04-19-2010 12:45 PM
  9. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Received my email from Apple 5 minutes ago. Shipping confirmed for late April. VERY HAPPY.
    04-19-2010 01:16 PM
  10. BriDroid's Avatar
    I received my email reassuring me of the "late April" shipping date about 45 minutes ago. "Late April" is so fuzzy -- I suppose it's better than "end of April"
    04-19-2010 01:26 PM
  11. VLennert's Avatar
    Just got off the phone with 1800MYAPPLE. I was calling to find out how in the world to pre-order my iPad because I was wanting to order one to pick up in person in the Apple store (versus waiting for it to ship to me). The Apple store told me that I could not preorder one for pick up until Apple released a release date. So I was caught in this can't order online to pick up in store and can't preorder in store to pick up in person until there is a release date thing...

    This morning I called the store to preorder because the May 7th date was released. They wouldn't allow me to preorder. So I called 1800MYAPPLE and asked just what the heck I was supposed to do to be able to reserve one for pick up in the store since there was no release date and the store wouldn't let me reserve.

    They lady basically told me two things. And yes, you're gonna have to take my word for it, so take it for what its worth.

    1) The shipping date is officially "BY May 7th".
    2) I then asked, "Is the May 7th date for everyone? Or for people recently ordering them like I am today?" She responded by saying, "As far as I know, it is for everyone. However, the 'by' tells me that they are planning on starting to ship them out before the May 7th date, so some people's may be shipped before May 7th, but they all will be shipped BY May 7th.
    3) Shipping delivery will happen the SAME DAY that the 3G's are available in store, which she suspects will be May 8th. You won't get your iPad any faster by waiting in line at a store and you would risk not being able to take one home without a preorder.

    Take all that for what it's worth. It sounds like at the absolute worst, we'll have our 3G's by May 8th, some people may get them sooner.

    Oh and yes, I gave up fighting with the he said/she said order online/pick up in store garbage and just placed my order for the 3G. Man, why does this have to be SO complicated?!?
    Last edited by VLennert; 04-19-2010 at 01:40 PM.
    04-19-2010 01:35 PM
  12. BriDroid's Avatar
    Given that my "reassurance" email from Apple that I received about an hour ago states that my iPad is still scheduled to ship "late April" with Priority shipping, I'm still confident that I'll receive my iPad 3G before May 7th, and possibly even before the end of April. It's my understanding that any NEW orders, placed within the last couple days and onward, are receiving shipping commitments of May 7th. Either way, the worst-case scenario is only 2.5 weeks away.
    04-19-2010 01:41 PM
  13. VLennert's Avatar
    Yup, I directly got the same impression from the lady. Some people (who pre-ordered earlier) will get theirs sooner and the rest will get them shipped by May 7th. The whole staggered shipping thing makes sense...

    At least we have some sort of date for the worse case scenerio, tho.
    04-19-2010 01:44 PM
  14. whmurray's Avatar
    I received my email reassuring me of the "late April" shipping date about 45 minutes ago. "Late April" is so fuzzy -- I suppose it's better than "end of April"
    Glass half full. "Late April" is consistent with, not to say congruent with, the "end of April." Aren't you glad to have this wonderful space in which to parse Apple's ambiguous messages?
    04-19-2010 01:46 PM
  15. BriDroid's Avatar
    Glass half full. "Late April" is consistent with, not to say congruent with, the "end of April." Aren't you glad to have this wonderful space in which to parse Apple's ambiguous messages?
    Oh yes indeed! Apple does have a way of adding spice to life, be it their products or their ambiguous availability dates
    04-19-2010 02:12 PM
  16. guinness0514's Avatar
    Just got my email for "Late April" all is right with the world
    04-19-2010 02:57 PM
  17. VLennert's Avatar
    And of course, now that I've placed the order for the 3G...I get a call from the Apple store saying my WiFi model is ready for pick up. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR....
    04-19-2010 03:15 PM
  18. BriDroid's Avatar
    And of course, now that I've placed the order for the 3G...I get a call from the Apple store saying my WiFi model is ready for pick up. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR....
    What a conundrum. Will you pick up the WiFi iPad? Wait instead for the 3G? Or pick up the WiFi now and return it in 14 days after you have your 3G?? Eating the 10% restocking fee, of course.
    04-19-2010 03:22 PM
  19. VLennert's Avatar
    What a conundrum. Will you pick up the WiFi iPad? Wait instead for the 3G? Or pick up the WiFi now and return it in 14 days after you have your 3G?? Eating the 10% restocking fee, of course.
    LOL..it sounds like you are an announcer for a reality TV series..haha

    I think I'm gonna just let it go. I don't have the $1300.00 to pay for both of them this week. If I did, I'd probably pick it up and then resell it on Ebay for more than I paid for it
    04-19-2010 03:25 PM
  20. BriDroid's Avatar
    LOL..it sounds like you are an announcer for a reality TV series..haha

    I think I'm gonna just let it go. I don't have the $1300.00 to pay for both of them this week. If I did, I'd probably pick it up and then resell it on Ebay for more than I paid for it
    Did you hear that, ladies and gentleman? He's letting. it. go. lol
    Yes, my decision to wait and delay my gratification was purely economical -- I didn't want to fork out the dough for two iPads nor part with a restocking fee. I guess I have a price on my patience
    04-19-2010 03:34 PM
  21. VLennert's Avatar
    Hold your horses, turbo!

    First of all, I'm a chick.

    Second of all, I haven't decided yet and I have till like 3:00 PM tomorrow to decide. Decisions, decisions. I could cancel my 3G order and just live with the WiFi version for a bit, then sell it and upgrade, no? Ahhhhhhhhhh, my inpatience is KILLING me. Why oh why do I have the patience of a gnat??

    What would y'all do? Seriously, if you could have a wifi in your greasy little paws today or wait until May 8th for the 3G?
    Last edited by VLennert; 04-19-2010 at 03:47 PM.
    04-19-2010 03:45 PM
  22. guinness0514's Avatar
    I would wait, cause when May 8th comes around, you wwill have wished you would have just waited instead have going through all of the hassle just for 2 weeks of use
    04-19-2010 03:49 PM
  23. urbanrunner888's Avatar
    Soooo... I also got my e-mail this morning from Apple about the "your still getting yours in late April" BUT... to the others that got the same e-mail... has your Credit Card been charged yet??? Mine hasn't... I was just curious...
    04-19-2010 05:08 PM
  24. BriDroid's Avatar
    Hold your horses, turbo!

    First of all, I'm a chick.

    Second of all, I haven't decided yet and I have till like 3:00 PM tomorrow to decide. Decisions, decisions. I could cancel my 3G order and just live with the WiFi version for a bit, then sell it and upgrade, no? Ahhhhhhhhhh, my inpatience is KILLING me. Why oh why do I have the patience of a gnat??

    What would y'all do? Seriously, if you could have a wifi in your greasy little paws today or wait until May 8th for the 3G?
    DOH!! My apologies, ma'am! See what happens when one assumes? Ugh. Ok, with respect to what I would do in your shoes. I have the patience of a gnat as well, BUT... I could have picked up a WiFi iPad on April 3rd, and I did not. I knew then that I wanted the 3G option, and I still know NOW that I want the 3G option. I don't want the hassle of buying, syncing, using, then returning or selling a WiFi when I only need to wait a little longer for the 3G. Just my two bits, one gnat to another
    04-19-2010 05:15 PM
  25. BriDroid's Avatar
    Soooo... I also got my e-mail this morning from Apple about the "your still getting yours in late April" BUT... to the others that got the same e-mail... has your Credit Card been charged yet??? Mine hasn't... I was just curious...
    I have also received the "reassurance" email for shipping by late April, and my credit card has NOT been billed.
    04-19-2010 05:16 PM
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