Yesterday we noted new iPad pre-orders have already moved into the ‘Preparing for Shipment’ phase. Apple noted on deliveries a quote of ‘Delivers: March 16-20′, which means orders will arrive based on delivery zones.
Here is a map Apple posted during the check out process, that clarifies when you should receive your new iPad order. According to the document:
If your delivery quote reads “Delivers: March 16-March 20″, then your new iPad will deliver on March 16 in major cities and surrounding areas (zone 1). Otherwise, if you live in zone 2, your estimated delivery date is March 19, and if you live in zone 3 your estimated delivery date is March 20. Please add 1-2 additional business days for delivery of personalised products or for zones 4 or 5.
If your quote reads “Ships: By March 19″, this map does not apply. You will receive your new iPad within 7 days after shipping.
Zone 1 cities according to the map below include Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, and St. John’s. This information means your new iPad should arrive on March 16th for Zone 1 cities, the day of the launch. During last year’s iPhone 4S pre-order, many people including myself received their orders on the morning of the launch too.
What ‘zone’ are you in?
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