Some M1 iPad Pro Orders Start Switching to 'Shipped' Status With May 21 Delivery

Ahead of their expected launch on May 21, some brand new M1 iPad Pro orders have begun switching to a "Shipped" status.

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Multiple readers of MacRumors have shared with us their updated order for their brand new iPads which now shows a "Shipped" status, rather than "Preparing to ship." Interestingly, despite the new iPad Pros now shipping for a few customers, reviews and hands-on of the newest M1-powered device have yet to be published.

The new ‌iPad‌ has proven to be popular, with some shipping estimates slipping into mid-July. The higher-end 12.9-inch model features an all-new mini-LED display compared to the traditional LED display used in the smaller 11-inch variant. Both sizes boast the Apple silicon ‌M1‌ chip, first launched in November in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

Apple has said the new ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌ and 24-inch iMac will be available in the second half of May but have yet to confirm a specific date officially. Despite their lack of an official announcement, typically made through a Newsroom update, the company accidentally confirmed May 21 as a launch date in the metadata of a previous Newsroom post. In addition, orders for the new ‌iPad‌ estimated arrival dates as early as Friday, May 21.

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Aluminum213 Avatar
41 months ago
It’s going to be so exciting to use the M1 chip to run one app at a time!!!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jom3500 Avatar
41 months ago
Is really no one going to mention that the article says, the 11“ is using OLED? xd
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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41 months ago


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lyngo Avatar
41 months ago
I received the “item has shipped” email today. Here we go! Right now it’s in China and on its way to its home. Space Grey - 256GB - 5G device on route!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kycophpd Avatar
41 months ago

I’m confused guys. Both Pro colors look good and recently I’m leaning towards silver. Should I get the silver?
I personally wouldn’t let the internet decide on a very expensive purchase. I would decide myself. Maybe it’s just me? What do you think? Is it just me?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jwill99 Avatar
41 months ago
Both of our M1 iPad Pros 512gb have shipped and have a delivery date of Friday, May 21st.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)