iPad Pro Availability for November 9th, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the iPad Pro availability for the evening of November 9th, 2018. It has been two days since the iPad Pro has been available in stores. Availability has improved for some models. They have improved from 2 to 3 weeks to 7 to 10 days.

None of the accessories have changed availability.

Changes for Apple

  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi Only – 1TB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to 7-10 business days
11-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days

12.9-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks

iPad Pro Accessories
Accessory Ships By
11-inch Smart Keyboard Folio 7-10 business days
12.9-inch Smart Keyboard Folio 7-10 business days
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) 7-10 business days
11-inch Pink Sand Smart Folio 1 business day
11-inch Charcoal Smart Folio 1 business day
11-inch White Smart Folio 1 business day
12.9-inch Charcoal Smart Folio 1 business day
12.9-inch White Smart Folio 1 business day

Additional Tidbits for Apple’s October 2018 Event

Since Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” event additional details have come out about some of Apple’s products. Alongside the new information there were some details I did not include within my post about the event, but that were announce during the keynote. Let us start with Apple and Recycling.

Recycling

It should be no surprise that Apple is focused on creating environmental-friendly products. During the keynote Apple provided some information about the MacBook Air and the 2018 Mac mini. The information provided is that the cases for these two products are now made from recycled Aluminum. Apple indicated that the recycled aluminum is from the shavings made during the manufacturing of the iPad. What this means is that by recycling aluminum, it does not have to be mined.

Apple is able to do this because their metallurgy team is able to create an alloy from these shavings that is just as tough and still meets the visual standards that users have come to expect from Apple.

Alongside this, the plastic within the Mac mini is highly recycled. Again, this means new plastics do not need to be created just to build the products. And with the expectation that there will be a large number of new Mac minis ordered, this is good news for the environment.

iPad Pro Memory

The 2018 iPad Pros all have at least 4GB of memory, with the exception of the 1TB models. The 1TB models have 6GB of memory. From what can be derived, the extra memory in the 1TB models are needed for the T2 chip to be able to manage the 1TB of storage.

iPad Pro and Apps

The new rounded Liquid Retina display on the 2018 iPad Pros means that developers will need to update their apps. Specifically, developers will need to link their apps against iOS 12.1. If you have been using iOS for any length of time, you have likely noticed that not all applications get updated immediately. In most cases this is not a problem, however the new rounded corners means that apps that have not been updated will be presented with black bars around the app. This technique is similar to how any screen change has been handled in the past.

There is something in particular to note about the 2018 iPad Pros and Split Screen. If you are using two apps that have been updated to support iOS 12.1, it will look normal. However, if you are using one app that as been updated and another that has not, both apps will be shown with black bars above and below the applications. While this may be annoying, particularly for those applications that may take a bit longer to update.

Microphone Security

All portable Macs with the T2 Chip, which include the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air there is a new security feature with the microphone. When you portable Mac is asleep the T2 chip will cut off the microphone. This is not just a software switch, but instead it is a physical hardware switch. The same is not done for the FaceTime camera, because when your Mac is closed the view is obscured enough so that nothing is visible. Here is a quote from the “T2 Security Chip Overview“, quote

“All Mac portables with the Apple T2 Security Chip feature a hardware disconnect that ensures that the microphone is disabled whenever the lid 

is closed. This disconnect is implemented in hardware alone, and therefore prevents any software, even with root or kernel privileges in macOS, and even the software on the T2 chip, from engaging the microphone when the lid is closed.”

This is a great security measure and no matter what your microphone will not be useable by anyone while the lid is closed.

iOS 12.1

iOS 12.1 was also released last week. The update includes a slew of new features, most notably Group FaceTime. With Group FaceTime you can chat with up to 32 people simultaneously. Video capabilities are limited to the iPhone 6s and later, and the iPad Air 2 and newer. Even though FaceTime Video is only available on these devices, audio-only Group FaceTime is available on all devices that support iOS 12.

Along with Group FaceTime, is something that users are more likely to use, Emoji. iOS 12.1 has 70 new Emoji. Some of the new Emoji include a bagel, additional hair colors, and additional faces.

Apple Pencil

With the 2018 iPad Pros, a new Apple Pencil was released. Many new products do not work with older products, and the No. 2 Pencil does not work with the older 12.9-inch iPad Pros. However, it is common that older products work with thew newer products. This is not the case with the first Apple Pencil and the 2018 iPad Pros. The 2018 iPad Pros will only work the No. 2 Apple Pencil. This will add some additional cost to those buying a new iPad Pro, if they want to use the Apple Pencil.

Closing Thoughts

Those are the additional items that have been discovered. It is likely that even more will be discovered as time goes on. I have ordered a new iPad Pro, and once I have had enough time with it, I will provide my review of it.

iPad Pro Availability for November 3rd, 2018 (Morning)

Here is the iPad Pro availability for the morning of November 3rd, 2018. This version now includes the availability of Accessories as well. Most iPad Pro models are 7-10 Business Days while others are 2 -3 weeks.

Changes for Apple

  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from by Nov 6 to 7-10 business days
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from by Nov 6 to 7-10 business days
11-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
12.9-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks

iPad Pro Accessories
Accessory Ships By
11-inch Smart Keyboard Folio 7-10 business days
12.9-inch Smart Keyboard Folio 7-10 business days
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) 7-10 business days
11-inch Pink Sand Smart Folio 1 business day
11-inch Charcoal Smart Folio 1 business day
11-inch White Smart Folio 1 business day
12.9-inch Charcoal Smart Folio 1 business day
12.9-inch White Smart Folio 1 business day

iPad Pro Availability for November 1st, 2018 (Evening)

Earlier this week Apple announced the 2018 iPad Pros. They have been available to order since Tuesday. As with the iPhones, I have decided to provide the availability for the iPad Pros. Here is the initial iPad Pro availability. The only model available for shipping by November 6th is the 11-inch 64GB Wifi + Cellular models.

11-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Nov 6 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray Nov 6 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
12.9-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks

iPhone XR Availability for October 31st, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone Availability for the evening of October 31st, 2018. Many of the iPhone XR models have improved in availability.

Changes for Apple

  • AT&T – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day

Changes for the Carriers

  • AT&T – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 8, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • Verizon – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 11-07-2018 to Available
  • Verizon – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 11-21-2018 to 11-05-2018
  • Verizon – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Available to 11-02-2018
iPhone XR
AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Black 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Blue 1 business day 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Yellow 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 1 business day 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 1 business day
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day
Black 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Blue 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
Yellow 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
(PRODUCT) Red 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Black 3-5 business days 1 business day 3-5 business days
Blue 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day
Yellow 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Coral 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 1 business day 3-5 business days
Black 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Blue 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Yellow 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day

iPhone XR – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Black Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Blue Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Yellow Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 8, 2018
Coral Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
(PRODUCT) Red Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Now Available Now Available Now
Black Available Now Available Now Available Now
Blue Available Now Available Now Available Now
Yellow 11/12 – 11/19 Available Now Available Now
Coral Available Now Available Now Available Now
(PRODUCT) Red Available Now Available Now Available Now
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Available Available
Black Available Available Available
Blue Available Available Available
Yellow 11-21-2018 Available Available
Coral 11-05-2018 Available 11-02-2018
(PRODUCT) Red Available Available Available