Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard accessories in short supply following iPad Pro launch

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Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015, 09:25
Category: Accessory, iPad Pro, News, retail


The good news is that the iPad Pro is out.

The and news is that the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard you might want for it are in short supply.

Both the keyboard and stylus designed specifically for the Pro are showing four to five week shipping estimates with no option to pick up in-store. Some Apple Stores do have the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil in stock, but you’ll have to call or visit your nearby store to find out whether they’re carrying the accessories.

Apple offered the following comment regarding its inventory and supply levels:

“Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. We have limited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard in Apple Retail stores. Our stores will continue to receive regular shipments and we encourage customers to visit for online availability and delivery dates.”

While third-party options are available, this is still frustrating to many users, as the Apple Pencil was specifically designed for use with the iPad pro and offers features that third-party solutions don’t.

That and the general thought is “Seriously, Apple, get it together with the accessories that are supposed to be available for the new iPad Pro…”

If you’ve found an Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard and have had a chance to fiddle around with these and an iPad Pro, please let us know what you think of the experience in the comments.

Via Macworld

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