30 April 2021
It was last week when Apple took wraps off the 2021 iMacs, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K. It said that these new products will go on pre-orders starting April 30th but shipments were said to begin in the second half of May. It did not mention any specific date for that but now, a retailer website and well-known tipster Jon Prosser have shared possible launch dates.
The latest leaks reveal that all of these new Apple hardware products will go on sale from May 21st. Prosser was the first one to tweet that May 21st is the date we will get to see iPad Pro launch through online and offline stores. He also mentioned May 22nd but has now shared an update tweet confirming that it was inaccurate information. So as of now, Prosser has claimed that both iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K will go on sale from May 21st.
Update on this:— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 29, 2021
iPad Pro launch is May 21st.
The “22nd” date I mentioned is linked to the 5G model for a certain carrier and should be disregarded for the most part.
Apple will also launch the new Apple TV on May 21st. https://t.co/A31ZulKGWa
As for the retailer listings, the UK-based JohnLewis online store has listed the new iPad Pro and iMac with May 21st release date. It seems like an accidental reveal from its end as Apple is yet to reveal the date officially. It should be noted that since the store is an Apple authorized reseller, it is safe to assume that this will actually be the date.
There have also been reports claiming that Apple will be facing supply chain issues which would result in a limited amount of units becoming available at a given point in time. It means there is a good chance that some Apple fans may have to wait a bit longer than usual before getting their hands on the new products.