If you’re anything like me, now that you’ve pre-ordered your new iPad, you’ll be obsessing over its order status. You know it’s not going to arrive until March 16, but once every hour you’ll logon to the Apple online store to see how your package is getting on anyway.
It’s even easier to do this with the free Apple Store app for iPhone. Here’s how.
Download the Apple Store app from the App Store to your iPhone. You can also use it on the iPad, but it doesn’t support the iPad’s larger display.
Once installed, open up the app and tap the ‘More’ tab at the bottom of the screen. Now tap ‘Order Status’.
You’ll need to login with your Apple ID. If you have more than one, obviously you need to make sure you use the same one you used to order your new iPad. You will then see a list of purchases made with your Apple ID from the Apple store. Tap on your new iPad order to track its status.
At the moment, it’s likely to read “We’ve received your order” or “Processing Items.” But next week, things should get really exciting when that status changes to read “Preparing for Shipment.”
You can also use the Apple Store app on your iPhone to make purchases, find your nearest store, and even book Genius Bar appointments.