Consumers will be able to purchase Apple iPad Mini Retina that was made available in the Apple Store from Monday midnight, after the internal note that was sent by Apple to technicians and resellers tipped them about the release date from Apple.
Orders for the Wi-Fi-only 16GB and 32 GB versions will be shipped to buyers in one to two working days, while it would require five to ten working days for shipping the 64B and 128GB versions. The SIM versions of the device will also ship in 5 to 10 days.
Apple never announced the exact date for the release of the device, though it hinted that the entry-level $399 device will not be released until “later in November”.
However on Monday a note was posted to Apple’s Global Service Exchange (GSX), an online tool to process repairs mentioned that the new tablet would be made available in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States on Tuesday.
Low stocks of the device are expected during its release as mentioned by Apple CEO, Tim Cook during last month’s Apple Conference. It was also reported that Sharp was the reason for supplying low stocks. In a Digitimes report it was mentioned that Apple supplier was having problems with 7.9-inch display of iPad Retina.
Apart from the difference in size the specifications of the iPad Mini retina and iPad Air are the same, with iPad Air weighing about a pound and iPad Mini at 0.73 pound. You can buy iPad Mini with Retina Display from Apple Store now.