12.9-Inch iPad Pro Now Delivers as Late as Mid-July

While the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is set to launch in the second half of May, orders placed today are estimated for delivery as late as mid-July on Apple's online store in the United States — some two months later. The new 11-inch iPad Pro is faring better so far, with some configurations available for delivery in the last week of May.

iPad Pro July Shipping
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR Display with mini-LED backlighting, providing higher brightness and improved contrast ratio, but Apple suppliers have reportedly faced yield issues producing the display. The consumer electronics industry is also facing a global chip shortage that is expected to last into 2022, and this could be having an impact on iPad Pro shipping estimates to some extent.

The new iPad Pro was announced at Apple's Spring Loaded event on April 20, so the fact that some customers might not get the device into their hands until mid-July underscores the issues that Apple is facing with supply.

The new iMac is also facing delivery estimates of mid-to-late June for many configurations in the United States, and even a four pack of AirTags won't arrive until mid-June.

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Top Rated Comments

Freida Avatar
42 months ago
I wonder how much of this is demand and how much of this is supply constraint. :)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
42 months ago
Get me an 11” with XDR and I’ll make it constrained too ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
42 months ago
Wow, out to July already. Demand is seriously there for that iPad Pro. The numbers of folks talking of getting one these beasts in the forums really amazed me.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
42 months ago
I wish I had that one instead of a crappy Microsoft Surface.(Job)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
42 months ago

I was lucky enough to get my order in with a date range of May 21-28. However, it kept popping out of the cart when I went to purchase, so I switched from Space Gray to Silver. After I got that order in, the Space Gray was shown as being available ?
I added the model I want as favorite first so I could just add it to the cart again and again until I could check out ? I got the same 21-28 May shipping estimate finally.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Krevnik Avatar
42 months ago

I can only assume Apple makes more profit on the base models. Anything over base, early on, and delivery goes from tomorrow to "Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon....".
Base models are more popular, and so need to be in stock as much as possible, but the higher end ones are always fatter margins. I mean, there’s no way their BOM is increasing as much as the price is as you add on more storage/cellular.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)