It’s that time of the year again. We’re all waiting on pins and needles until March 16th when the new iPad is officially available to the public.

As Cult of Mac’s Killian Bell points out, Apple’s own Apple Store app is a great way keep tabs on your new iPad and/or new Apple TV shipment.

It’s not going to make your new iPad hit your doorstep any faster, but it’s a nifty way to ease some of the anxiety of waiting…

Apple’s Apple Store app (wow, try saying that three times fast) is available as a free download from the App Store.

Not only can you track your shipments, but you can also order a new iPad or Apple TV directly from the app as well. All you need is a valid Apple ID, and you’re good to go. You better do so soon, though, because shipment times are beginning to slip.

Do you have any additional tips to help alleviate the anxiety of waiting until release day?

  • Ordered mine with my iCloud ID instead of my regular iTunes one now I can’t use the app to view 🙁
    Please help anyone?

    • sign out of the app store in the settings app and sign in to your other account

  • how is this possible. When i try do download iphoto it sAYS that i have to be on 5.1. Jeff, how come you have iphoto and cydia on your 4s.

    • Gus Me

      He mentioned yesterday that he was able to install with some file editing, but that it “crashed a lot”

  • Hey Jeff. I want to run Play On for my jailbroken apple tv but I’m not quite sure how parallels works. If I purchase it, and it’s on sale right now for $59.99 by the way, do I still have to purchase Windows in order run Play On? Thanks

  • Nice video, Hoping to get mine on 16th