The surprising difference is that where last time Apple was clear that the pre-orders for the AirTags would start at 1pm in the UK, which translates to 5am PST, 8am EDT, 2pm CET, 10pm AEST, and so on, this time Apple has not confirmed a time at which the pre-orders will start.
However, we can confirm that Vodafone UK is indicating on their website that pre-orders for the iPad Pro will start at 1pm in the UK. Therefore it’s likely that the pre-order times will be exactly the same as they were last week:
1pm BST, 5am PST, 8am EDT, 2pm CET, 10pm AEST.
You’ll be able to order the new products on Apple’s website
Apple hasn’t confirmed when the new iMac, iPad Pro or Apple TV will actually ship, but generally accurate leaker Jon Prosser indicates that Friday 21 May is the date – at least for the iPad Pro and Apple TV.
Update on this:
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
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser)
April 29, 2021
You will be able to pre-order the new products here:
It’s likely that the Apple Store will be offline all morning while Apple readies it for the new product orders. Read: Why is the Apple Store down?