Friday, May 07, 2021, 16:31 Hardware

Overview: US Delivery Times For The AirTags, iPad Pro, & iMac

Apple still hasn't stated when they'll begin deliveries for the most recent iPad Pro or iMac. At the moment, there's only an official statement from Apple that shipments should begin towards the middle of May. Although some of the early purchasers might be a bit luckier, the current delivery times in the Apple Online Store are at least 2-3 weeks minimum in most cases. The wait is especially long in the case of the new iPad Pro – until almost the middle of June and the first week of July in some cases, and although perhaps expected, it's still quite the surprise. In the rest of this article, we'll summarize the current delivery situation as per the Apple Online Store for the recently released AirTags, the redesigned 24" iMac with M1, and the new 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro with M1.

The 11" & 12.9" iPad Pro: June-July
Although the new iPad Pro's product page says available "the second half of May" (which really means the end of May), this is only true in the case of the base model (11", Space Gray, 256GB w/ WiFi + Cellular) and a few others, those with upgraded storage will take until the first week of June. The situation is even worse for the 12.9" iPad Pro, where customers will have to wait until the second week of July in the case of all models. Even for Apple's standard for new releases, that's an especially long time.

  • Pre-Order the 11" iPad Pro on Amazon here:
  • Pre-Order the 12.9" iPad Pro on Amazon here:

The New 24" iMac With M1: June
The base model iMac with M1 (256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard w/o Touch ID with fewer ports and only 7 graphics cores as opposed to 8) should arrive a little more quickly than the iPad Pro – within the first week of June. However, the two 8-Core GPU 256GB/512GB SSD options that come with a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, 3 extra USB ports, and an ethernet port won't reach customers until the second half of June – however, both should arrive before the end of the month.

  • Pre-Order the new iMac on Amazon here:

The AirTags: Single AirTag By Second Half Of May – 4 Pack By Second Half Of June
Almost immediately after sales started, the expected delivery wait for the AirTags skyrocketed due to orders, with delivery times for the 4 pack more affected than times for single AirTags. In the case of a single AirTag with an engraving – you'll still have to wait until the second half of June.

  • Buy the new AirTags on Amazon here:



Apple TV 4K & iPhone 12 In Purple
The new Apple TV 4K has also seen an increase in delivery time of around a month (arrival by the first or second week of June) and will no longer be directly delivered to customers as a result. In the case of the iPhone 12 in purple, it's still immediately available, although supplies are running low on Amazon.

  • Buy the new iPhone 12 in purple here:

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