First iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini preorders are arriving


2018 iPad Pro unboxing
Have you got yours yet?
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It’s wet and miserable outside here in the United Kingdom, but for Apple fans who have preordered one of the company’s brand new devices, it’s going to be a wonderful day.

The first iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini preorders have started reaching customers around the world. Those in Australia and New Zealand were the first to get their hands on them, but as the sun rose in other countries, more and more packages arrived.

Do you have yours yet?

Apple usually makes us wait a week for new devices after they are made available to preorder, but for its latest crop of releases, the wait was cut to five days. If you didn’t get your order in early last Friday, however, you may have to hold out for several weeks.

The new iPad Pro and the MacBook Air can now be purchased from Apple Stores, but supplies will be extremely limited for now. If you order online today, you’ll be waiting until at least late November for the iPad, and mid-November for the MacBook.

But many don’t have to wait anymore.

iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini preorders arrive

Apple fans around the world have started posted pictures of their new devices on social media following their arrival today. All three are officially available today in many markets. Here are some of the posts from early adopters.


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It’s iPad day! So excited

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ケース作り頑張ります! #ipad #ipadpro #ipadpro11 #ipadpro11ケース #macbookair #macbookairケース #ipadpro12

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Again, if you didn’t preorder in time, you may be lucky enough to find that your local Apple Store has the device you want in stock. You can visit to check in-store pickup availability — and to reserve your device — before you leave the house.

It’s likely the iPad Pro will be most difficult to get hold of, followed by the MacBook Air. The Mac mini should be relatively easy to obtain; you can still order one from the Apple Online Store for delivery this week.

Several members of the Cult of Mac team are expecting iPad Pro deliveries today, so keep an eye on the site over the coming days for our first impressions and reviews.


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