Refreshed iPad Pro orders are starting to ship out of China. Has yours?

iPad Pro (2018)
iPad Pro (2018) (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple placed its refreshed iPad Pro up for order on March 18.
  • Early orders are now starting to ship ahead of delivery on March 25.
  • They're shipping directly from China.

Apple put its refreshed iPad Pro up for order following its announcement on Wednesday, March 18 and if you were quick at getting your order in we might have some good news for you – some orders are starting to ship.

As spotted by MacRumors' Juli Clover, their iPad Pro has already shipped directly from China. Apple hasn't yet told anyone that they've shipped, but if you know what to do you should be able to keep tabs on your new tablet.

Apple is not yet providing shipping details through its own tracking system, but customers in the United States who are receiving their packages through UPS can use the track by reference feature with a phone number or an order number to track their packages.UPS My Choice, which displays upcoming deliveries in a calendar view for those who sign up for an account, also lists ‌iPad Pro‌ shipments that are in transit at the current time. Signing up for a UPS My Choice account is free.

Buyers can expect their iPad Pro to arrive on or around March 25, the date the new tablets officially go on sale. The same can't be said about the impressive Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, though. That won't go on sale until some point in May.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.