iPad Mini With Retina Now Available
Apple opened online sales of the new iPad mini early this morning, catching consumers and media alike off guard. Cupertino has previously indicated that supplies of the thin and light high-resolution tablet will be constrained, with CEO Tim Cook saying that it was “unclear” whether the company could meet demand for the device over the busy holiday season.
Delivery time for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi models is one to three business days. For all other variants, the wait time is five to ten business days.
However, if you want to buy a Retina iPad Mini directly from an Apple retail store, you can’t just walk into a store and buy one. The “Personal Pickup” option has gone live on Apple’s online store, and many of the company’s retail storefronts indicate the tablet is available now for customers who wish to purchase online and pick up in person, rather than wait for shipping.
The pricing is no surprise, starting at $399 for 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi. You can beef it up to 32GB ($499), 64GB ($599) or 128GB ($699). If you want the 3G variant, the 16GB model will set you back $529. The 32GB model costs $629, the 64GB model costs $729, and the top model, the 3G, 128GB variant, costs $829. The device is available in either white and space gray.