Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 07:26
Category: Accessory, News, retail
If you ordered an Apple Pencil last week, there’s a good chance it’s getting ready to ship.
Since the launch if the iPad Pro, supplies of the Apple Pencil have been constrained. At launch, there were no Apple Pencils or Smart Keyboards available for purchase in the U.S. with in-store pickup, and the first online orders listed delivery dates of November 19 at the earliest, more than a week after the iPad Pro became available.
On Tuesday, a number of pre-order customers are seeing some movement with their orders, receiving notifications that their Apple Pencils are now preparing for shipment. Current estimates from some customers have the Apple Pencil arriving between November 20 to November 24.
With orders already preparing for shipment, it’s likely customers who managed to pre-order right around midnight on November 11 will start receiving their shipments later this week. A few customers in the United Kingdom have already received their Apple Pencil orders.
Customers who place orders for either an Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard can expect the accessories to arrive around early to mid-December, as delivery times have slipped into next month.
Some Apple retail stores around the country have been receiving small Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard shipments on a daily basis, but as Apple is not allowing in-store pickup for the Apple Pencil, it’s not possible to use Apple’s website or app to determine which stores have stock. Instead, customers hoping to get an Apple Pencil before December are having to visit their local Apple Stores on a daily basis hoping to get lucky with shipment timing.
The Apple Pencil, which enables pressure sensitive drawing on the iPad Pro, retails for US$99. The Smart Keyboard is priced at US$169.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.