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Apple Confirms You’ll Be Able to Pre-Order the iPad Pro This Wednesday

Today Apple confirmed the company’s new monstrous iPad Pro will be available for preorder online starting this Wednesday, November 11, and can be found in Apple stores, select carriers, and at authorized reseller locations later this week.

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Leah Becerra

November 9th

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Apple Confirms You’ll Be Able to Pre-Order the iPad Pro This Wednesday

Today Apple confirmed the company’s new monstrous iPad Pro will be available for preorder online starting this Wednesday, November 11, and can be found in Apple stores, select carriers, and at authorized reseller locations later this week.

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Leah Becerra

November 9th

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If You Want an Apple Watch on Day One, You’ll Be Up Late This Evening

Most people shouldn’t buy a first-generation Apple Watch . But you aren’t most people. You’re an early adopter, a daily Gizmodo reader, a diehard who yearns for gadgets like the Apple Watch with every fiber of your being. Except, somehow, you missed one key detail: If you want to be one of the very first people to own an Apple Watch, you need to stay up damn late this evening.

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Sean Hollister

April 9th

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders kick off as Apple Online Store returns

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After going down earlier this morning to update the site in preparation for selling the new iPads, the Apple Online Store is back up with both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 available for pre-order. Current ship times for each model shows 2-4 business days while Apple said yesterday the new iPads would begin shipping by the end of next week. Buyers are reporting delivery promises of Tuesday, October 23rd.

The iPad Air 2 is available starting at $499 for 16GB with this year’s $599 model including 64GB (over 32GB in previous years) and $699 model including 128GB (over 64GB in previous years). Each model is also available with cellular connectivity built-in for $130 more with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile supported in the United States.

Meanwhile, the iPad mini 3, which adds Touch ID and a gold color option to the previous Retina iPad mini, is available starting at $399 for 16GB with a 64GB model available for $499 and a 128GB model available for $599. Each model is also available with cellular options for $130 more same as the iPad Air 2.

Apple has made iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders available in the following countries and territories: US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (Wi-Fi models only), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Apple says Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and other locations will see availability ‘through the end of October’ while even more countries will see availability ‘in the coming months.’

Apple has said that the new iPad models will


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Zac Hall

October 17th

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Apple Sells 4M iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Pre-Orders In Opening 24 Hours

IMG_4219 Apple has sold a record number of iPhones during its initial pre-order weekend sales, topping the charts with 4 million units moved between when it kicked off pre-sales early Friday morning and the end of the same day. The store experienced some technical problems owing to volume, but that didn’t stop the 6 Plus from selling out quickly, followed by the iPhone 6 later in the morning.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 15th

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ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Gadgets

ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping

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There’s an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be able to help out, and pick up some new business in the process. The company is introducing its new pre-order platform at the Glazed Wearable conference in San Francisco today, giving hardware startups and product-based companies a way to book sales of devices before they ever hit the production lines.

Often companies like Pebble will launch on Kickstarter, bringing in considerable interest from an early adopter crowd during a campaign that could span a month or two. But then there’s a big gap between the end of those campaigns and the actual ship date of their product, and in that gap you run the risk of losing a lot of the publicity steam built up during the crowdfunding phase.

Pebble launched its own pre-order portal, and others like the Thalmic Labs MYO armband just started right out the gate with an open-ended pre-order period, but often that can take a lot of work and building your own platform, as Lockitron did. ShopLocket wants to make all of those things easier, adding support for pre-order campaigns to its lightweight storefront platform.

“ShopLocket can either be used as an alternative to Kickstarter or Indiegogo for an initial launch, [or] it can be used after a crowdfunding campaign to allow companies to continue collecting pre-orders,” ShopLocket founder and CEO Katherine Hague explained in an interview. “When used as a replacement to traditional crowdfunding platforms, ShopLocket could be considered an elegant plug-and-play alternative to something like Selfstarter [Lockitron’s in-house tool, which it released for others to use].”

Already, ShopLocket’s platform has been quietly helping companies debut and build continued interest in their products. ECG identification tech wearable Nymi used it to fund their device Kickstarter-style, and others including Nomiku and GlassUp are now running their pre-order campaigns with it, after having successfully raised funds on other platforms. Selfstarter campaigns require ample setup and knowledge of code, while ShopLocket’s system is fully customizable with a graphic interface that even total coding amateurs can manage.

To power the payments part of its new service, ShopLocket has turned to Stripe, which it chose over competing options like PayPal and Amazon Payments for a number of reasons.

“For our sellers, the process of creating a Stripe account is incredibly easy [and] we are in the process of further optimizing the seller flow, so that sellers don’t even have to sign up with Stripe until they actually want to start charging on pre-orders — something not possible with PayPal or Amazon,” Hague said. “For buyers, Stripe is actually a more accessible platform than PayPal or Amazon, which generally require accounts to make a purchase. Stripe will allow buyers to checkout with a simple credit card form, no account required.”

Stripe also offers native design integration, so buyers aren’t shuttled away to a separate site and then shuttled back in to complete the transaction, which is a big advantage in terms of decreasing cart abandonment rates and generally providing an experience that businesses can control in every respect.

I wondered whether this emerging market segment might not be a little too niche for ShopLocket to focus much attention on, but Hague says there’s plenty of interest already, and that’s also growing at a rapid clip. So far, they’ve found over 500 projects launched launched in products and hardware every month, which represent tens of millions of dollars raised.

“This represents only a small segment of the overall market,” Hague adds. “For these companies, ShopLocket is a better solution than a traditional hosted storefront for the next phase of their business. We let them use any website, including their existing one, to grow from pre-orders to a full shopping cart over time. We believe that the next billion dollar storefront platform will be born from serving this rapidly growing market of new product creators.”

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Gadgets

ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping

shoplocket-screenshot-nymi

There’s an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be able to help out, and pick up some new business in the process. The company is introducing its new pre-order platform at the Glazed Wearable conference in San Francisco today, giving hardware startups and product-based companies a way to book sales of devices before they ever hit the production lines.

Often companies like Pebble will launch on Kickstarter, bringing in considerable interest from an early adopter crowd during a campaign that could span a month or two. But then there’s a big gap between the end of those campaigns and the actual ship date of their product, and in that gap you run the risk of losing a lot of the publicity steam built up during the crowdfunding phase.

Pebble launched its own pre-order portal, and others like the Thalmic Labs MYO armband just started right out the gate with an open-ended pre-order period, but often that can take a lot of work and building your own platform, as Lockitron did. ShopLocket wants to make all of those things easier, adding support for pre-order campaigns to its lightweight storefront platform.

“ShopLocket can either be used as an alternative to Kickstarter or Indiegogo for an initial launch, [or] it can be used after a crowdfunding campaign to allow companies to continue collecting pre-orders,” ShopLocket founder and CEO Katherine Hague explained in an interview. “When used as a replacement to traditional crowdfunding platforms, ShopLocket could be considered an elegant plug-and-play alternative to something like Selfstarter [Lockitron’s in-house tool, which it released for others to use].”

Already, ShopLocket’s platform has been quietly helping companies debut and build continued interest in their products. ECG identification tech wearable Nymi used it to fund their device Kickstarter-style, and others including Nomiku and GlassUp are now running their pre-order campaigns with it, after having successfully raised funds on other platforms. Selfstarter campaigns require ample setup and knowledge of code, while ShopLocket’s system is fully customizable with a graphic interface that even total coding amateurs can manage.

To power the payments part of its new service, ShopLocket has turned to Stripe, which it chose over competing options like PayPal and Amazon Payments for a number of reasons.

“For our sellers, the process of creating a Stripe account is incredibly easy [and] we are in the process of further optimizing the seller flow, so that sellers don’t even have to sign up with Stripe until they actually want to start charging on pre-orders — something not possible with PayPal or Amazon,” Hague said. “For buyers, Stripe is actually a more accessible platform than PayPal or Amazon, which generally require accounts to make a purchase. Stripe will allow buyers to checkout with a simple credit card form, no account required.”

Stripe also offers native design integration, so buyers aren’t shuttled away to a separate site and then shuttled back in to complete the transaction, which is a big advantage in terms of decreasing cart abandonment rates and generally providing an experience that businesses can control in every respect.

I wondered whether this emerging market segment might not be a little too niche for ShopLocket to focus much attention on, but Hague says there’s plenty of interest already, and that’s also growing at a rapid clip. So far, they’ve found over 500 projects launched launched in products and hardware every month, which represent tens of millions of dollars raised.

“This represents only a small segment of the overall market,” Hague adds. “For these companies, ShopLocket is a better solution than a traditional hosted storefront for the next phase of their business. We let them use any website, including their existing one, to grow from pre-orders to a full shopping cart over time. We believe that the next billion dollar storefront platform will be born from serving this rapidly growing market of new product creators.”

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Gadgets

China Apple Stores to start taking iPhone 5s & 5c reservations Sept. 17, pickup Sept. 20

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While the iPhone 5c became available for pre-order today in several countries via Apple’s website, Apple is currently not offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5s or reservations for pickup at Apple Stores for either model. However, this will change on September 17th in China. Apple began noting this on its website on the day the new iPhones were announced, and MacTrast brought it to our attention today.

Starting on September 17th, customers visiting both the general China Apple website and the Hong Kong Apple website will be able to reserve either an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 5c for pickup at an Apple Store. In line with the official launch date of the new devices, the pickups will begin on September 20th. At the Apple Store, employees will help customers who reserve devices choose carrier plans and setup the iPhone…

Apple’s move to open up reservations for the new iPhones is not unprecedented. Apple used a similar ordering strategy in China for previous product releases, such as with the third-generation iPad last year. Apple product launches in China have been notorious for large crowds, egg-throwing at Apple Store windows, and scalping. The reservation system for these two new iPhone should help combat the issues from years past.

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The iPhone 5c went on pre-order earlier today in several countries, with supplies thus-far remaining available for delivery on September 20th. The only signs of constraints for the 5c thus far involve the Yellow model. Online orders for the iPhone 5s will begin as the clock turns to September 20th, and stores will open up at 8 AM local time.

Apple has been moving strong in China in recent years, with Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the market as a “hypermarket.” The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch marks the first time that Apple will hold an iPhone launch in China in tandem with the other initial launch countries. Apple is also expected to release models of the new iPhones that are compatible with China Mobile’s network (the largest in China) later this year.

On September 20th, the new iPhones will also launch in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

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September 13th

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China Apple Stores to start taking iPhone 5s & 5c reservations Sept. 17, pickup Sept. 20

Screen Shot 2013-09-13 at 3.30.13 PM

While the iPhone 5c became available for pre-order today in several countries via Apple’s website, Apple is currently not offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5s or reservations for pickup at Apple Stores for either model. However, this will change on September 17th in China. Apple began noting this on its website on the day the new iPhones were announced, and MacTrast brought it to our attention today.

Starting on September 17th, customers visiting both the general China Apple website and the Hong Kong Apple website will be able to reserve either an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 5c for pickup at an Apple Store. In line with the official launch date of the new devices, the pickups will begin on September 20th. At the Apple Store, employees will help customers who reserve devices choose carrier plans and setup the iPhone…

Apple’s move to open up reservations for the new iPhones is not unprecedented. Apple used a similar ordering strategy in China for previous product releases, such as with the third-generation iPad last year. Apple product launches in China have been notorious for large crowds, egg-throwing at Apple Store windows, and scalping. The reservation system for these two new iPhone should help combat the issues from years past.

Screen Shot 2013-09-13 at 3.44.14 PM

The iPhone 5c went on pre-order earlier today in several countries, with supplies thus-far remaining available for delivery on September 20th. The only signs of constraints for the 5c thus far involve the Yellow model. Online orders for the iPhone 5s will begin as the clock turns to September 20th, and stores will open up at 8 AM local time.

Apple has been moving strong in China in recent years, with Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the market as a “hypermarket.” The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch marks the first time that Apple will hold an iPhone launch in China in tandem with the other initial launch countries. Apple is also expected to release models of the new iPhones that are compatible with China Mobile’s network (the largest in China) later this year.

On September 20th, the new iPhones will also launch in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

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Mark Gurman

September 13th

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