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Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Shipping Estimates Now ‘4-5 Weeks’

Dave Mark, writing at The Loop:

Want an iPad Pro? You can find some models in stock at your friendly neighborhood Apple Store. You can order one on line and have it arrive as early as Monday. Even the most expensive models will ship to you within two weeks (at least in the US).

Want an Apple Pencil to go with that? Yeah, sorry, you’ll have to wait 4 to 5 weeks.

We can hope that Apple is simply under-promising here, and these orders might ship sooner. But if the estimates are accurate, you better order now if you’re thinking of these items as holiday gifts.

Update: Apple is acknowledging that both the Pencil and Smart Keyboard are in short supply:

“Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard,” an Apple spokesperson told Mashable. “We have limited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard in Apple Retail stores. Our stores will continue to receive regular shipments and we encourage customers to visit Apple.com for online availability and delivery dates.”

Thursday, 12 November 2015