These retailers will get your iPads and MacBooks to you sooner than Amazon

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed March 25, 2020

If you've been hunting for one of Apple's recently released devices (the iPad Pro or MacBook Air) or are just after a pair of AirPods, finding them right now is a hard task. Not only have Apple Stores and third-party retailers closed brick and mortar locations, but Amazon is now primarily focusing on shipping essential items (toilet paper, Lysol wipes, Purell and other household items) so getting other products will take a while. But we all have our own definition of what is essential.

That's why CNN Underscored has been hard at work finding online retailers that will ship Apple devices of all shapes and sizes in a timely fashion. B&H Photo and Video is shipping almost all products from Apple this week — some showing arrival dates as early as Friday!

So if you need an iPad to stay in touch with family, get your kid through the online semester or just for entertainment, B&H Photo and Video is your best bet.

Better yet, B&H is even discounting some devices:

  • 7th Gen 10.2" iPad ($299, originally $329.99; bhphotovideo.com): Apple's 7th Generation iPad ups the internal hardware and increases the Retina True Tone display to 10.2 inches. Better yet, it maintains the portability of the previous 9.7-inch 6th Generation iPad. It's running iPadOS with full trackpad support.
  • Apple TV 4K 32GB ($174.95, originally $179.95; bhphotovideo.com): Looking for an easy way to stream to your TV? The Apple TV 4K gives you access to thousands of streaming services and works with the App Store. This way, your favorite apps and games can be displayed on the big screen. You also get a year of Apple TV+ for free with purchase.

Additionally, Walmart and Expercom are quoting faster delivery dates than Amazon for most Apple devices. And shopping from Apple.com is always an option as well, though you won't find discounts there.

We'll update this guide as more options become available, but for now, if you're hankering for Apple devices, B&H Photo and Video would be the best for prompt delivery. And yes, you can still get the new iPad Pro or MacBook Air this week.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.