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Someone's M1 iPad Pro turned up early and we're all very jealous

Apple Ipad Pro Spring21 Hero
Apple Ipad Pro Spring21 Hero (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • One iPad Pro buyer had theirs arrive days earlier than Apple intended.
  • The iPad Pro was ordered, and collected, from a local store.

One lucky M1 iPad Pro orderer has been able to get their hands on the new tablet days ahead of when Apple intended after they were allowed to collect it from a local store.

An image shared to Reddit shows the iPad Pro sat on a table after it was collected from Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Ipad Pro On Counter Top

Ipad Pro On Counter Top (Image credit: u/PeterDragon50)

Ordered on NFM (Nebraska Furniture Mart) website the day it was available for pre-order. The pickup date went from 06/04 to 07/08, got a call today saying to pick it up.

Apple tends to make sure retailers hold their stock back for the big launch day but that clearly went a bit wrong here. The lucky owner also shared some benchmark scores that again show just how quick this new iPad Pro is.

Everyone who ordered direct from Apple is still waiting for their new iPad Pro to arrive. Those who haven't placed an order yet are set for a wait that stretches into months rather than weeks, while these are some of the best iPad Pro deals for those who are looking to save a dollar or two.

Oliver Haslam
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.