Three weeks: this is the delivery time currently imposed by Apple on all those who wish to afford an eighth generation iPad. More precisely, it is necessary for example to wait for next Thursday, September 30 at least to afford the model with 32 GB of storage in space gray and without a 4G chip. According to the manufacturer, the date of receipt may even reach Thursday, October 7.
To obtain these results, we simulated the purchase of an iPad with this data sheet in Toulouse this morning, from the official Apple website. Nevertheless, it seems that the situation is generalized and that the waiting time to obtain an entry-level tablet from the brand is relatively significant in most countries. This is particularly what journalist Mark Gurman in the United States was able to observe, judging by a tweet shared during the night:
The entry level iPad is showing “currently unavailable” and / or shipping delays into October. Apple tells retail employees not to speculate why to consumers. Any guesses why? JK. New ones are coming soon- thinner / faster etc. https://t.co/btCgvwDLbe pic.twitter.com/A1cpGHw1jo
– Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 8, 2021
Make way for the ninth edition?
It’s now official: Tuesday at seven o’clock at home, Apple will organize a conference to which media from around the world are invited. Many are impatiently waiting to discover the iPhone 13, but others have already estimated in the past that an iPad will also be unveiled for the occasion. According to the Taiwanese magazine DigiTimes, the public could even count on sixty million units to satisfy its purchases.
It is difficult to imagine what novelties will be presented for the device, given that its eighth generation does not date until 2020. But the device should not carry any major changes, and would be powered by an A13 plus chip. efficient than currently. The diagonal, meanwhile, measures 10.2 inches at the moment and would not be enlarged, again according to information from Gurman.
With a delivery time that exceeds one month in Brazil too, the eighth generation iPad would also see its successor adopt a thinner format than today. All this obviously remains in the order of speculation, but instructions have already been given to the employees of the Genius Bar. They should therefore remain discreet about a potential launch, confirming Apple’s habits when it comes to keeping its announcements secret until the last moment. But it was therefore without counting on the many leaks which his collaborators must face.