iPad Mini 2 News, apple, iPad, ipad mini, Tablet computers — November 12, 2013 20:18 — 0 Comments
Apple puts iPad mini on sale
The iPad mini hits Apple’s online stores well in advance of its November deadline, but supply appears constrained
Apple has begun selling the iPad mini with retina display in the UK, sticking to its promise to make the device available “later in November”.
The tablet, announced at the company’s event on 22 October, can be bought from the Apple online store.
“The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and we’re excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display,” said Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller.
“We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can” in their hands.
Currently, all but the two cheapest models of the tablet are dispatching in five to 10 business days; those two models take “one to three business days”.
That is indicative of a slight constraint within the supply chain and matches reports that the screen is extremely difficult to produce in a large quantity.
The iPad Air, announced alongside the mini and made available for purchase on 1 November, now takes five to seven business days to ship.
The mini starts at £319 for a 16GB version without mobile data, rising to £659 for the 128GB version with 4G.
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