Impatient to get your hands on an iPad Pro? Some stores have them in stock today …


While Apple had indicated earlier today that nobody would be getting their hands on an iPad Pro until Friday, it seems that some of you may be in luck and able to pick one up today.

When ordering through the app, AppAdvice noticed the pickup option allowed them to collect today from a number of Apple Stores. We’ve independently verified with Apple that this is isn’t a glitch – and they even have very limited numbers available today for walk-in purchases … 

We’ve also learned that the packaging looks very similar to a MacBook.

We’re told that stocks are already low for some models, though, so we’d strongly recommend purchasing online or via the app rather than just hoping for the best when you reach a store. Stores also have limited stocks of the Smart Cover and Logitech keyboard.

Sadly the immediate pickup option appears to be limited to U.S. stores: when I placed my order and checked for pickup options, I could get the keyboard today but the iPad Pro wasn’t available until Friday – the same day Apple promises to deliver it.

I’m not expecting to keep mine: I just want to try it out for a week. Then again, I said the same thing about the Watch and look how that turned out. Keep an eye out for an iPad Pro diary series starting on Friday or Monday. In the meantime, check out our review roundup to see what others are saying so far.

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  1. My store has available pick up TODAY!

    Ordered Gold 128GB Wifi

  2. dcj001 - 7 years ago

    “I’m not expecting to keep mine: I just want to try it out for a week. ”

    This statement sounds like you are planning on abusing Apple’s return policy by temporarily exchanging money for a product.

    When I buy anything, I plan on keeping it. If the product does not meet my expectations, I return it for a refund. But I never plan on returning something that I buy.

    • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

      No abuse: the 14-day return policy exists for precisely this reason, to allow people to find out whether a product works for them.

      • dcj001 - 7 years ago

        You should already know if the product will work for you. You have also already said that you do not plan on keeping it. This is abuse.

      • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

        Nope, I’ve said that I don’t *expect* to – the exact same thing I said about the Apple Watch.

      • dcj001 - 7 years ago

        “I’m not expecting to keep mine: I just want to try it out for a week. ”

    • Well aren’t you a good lil consumer!

    • Vinay (@okayvinay) - 7 years ago

      Who cares if he wants to return it? Literally every company has a return policy, I don’t understand why you’re so offended by it.

      REI has a ONE YEAR return policy, you can buy something and use use for a year and return it.

    • tonywmd23 - 7 years ago

      Apple’s policy is returning without having to give a specific reason within 14 days. You can totally tell the geniuses that you just don’t like it and want a full refund. This is ABSOLUTELY compliant with Apple’s policy. Get over with it dude. Don’t try to be the cyber policeman, because nobody gives a rat’s ass about what you said.

      • dcj001 - 7 years ago

        You are obviously in individual of poor character.

  3. tonywmd23 - 7 years ago

    My store has them for pickup today too… Almost tempted to try out a gold 32GB one and at the end of the day if I still can’t really justify this expenditure I could return it hassle free.

    • dcj001 - 7 years ago

      You should decide before you buy it if the product is worth the price.

      • tonywmd23 - 7 years ago

        I just don’t get you dude. Open up your mind. Thought Radiohead wishes it were, fact is it’s not the 60s anymore.

  4. 89p13 - 7 years ago

    When I went on-line – on the iPad, via the Apple Store App – I was able to order the 128 GB Space Gray with silicone back cover, front smart cover and AppleCare, with a Store pickup today. That helped to quell my annoyance at the late on-line store opening.

    I was definitely good with that. Just waiting for the e-mail to come in and pick it up.

    • 89p13 - 7 years ago

      Just back from the Apple store and my iPad Pro is here! It’s seems HUGE.



  5. bennynihon - 7 years ago

    Bummer. My locks stores have the 128GB one in silver and gold, but not space gray. Only the 32GB is available in space gray. Decisions decisions!

  6. wfs1937 - 7 years ago

    Picking up my space gray 128GB today at a local Apple store. Disappointed that my pencil will not be available till next week.

  7. I got one!!!!

  8. jeff (@lookerjdc) - 7 years ago

    picked up mine at one of the Apple stores in Orlando… 128G Space Grey Wifi+4G…. its a beauty

  9. crisss1205 - 7 years ago

    Check Best Buy too. My store had all the WiFi ones in stock and some cellular too.

  10. xprmntr - 7 years ago

    Got mine today, along w Logitech keyboard case, first impressions of the case, hard and finicky to get iPad in, key presses feel cheap , got a white Smart Cover too , restoring from iPad Air back up now, tried the pencil at store but bummed it doesn’t come till 19-27


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