Along with its unveiling of the iPad Mini today, Apple announced details for when the smaller iPad will be available to purchase. The important points and dates to note if you’re in the market for an iPad Mini are these:
— Pre-orders start on October 26. Generally with big Apple releases this means that pre-orders will begin at midnight Pacific time on that date – and if this new smaller iPad proves anywhere near as popular as previous models you can expect Apple’s online servers to be slammed and pre-orders to sell out relatively quickly.
— The iPad Mini launch day, when it will be available to buy at Apple stores and other approved outlets, is November 2 – for the iPad Mini WiFi models. November 2 is the release day in 34 countries: the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
— The iPad Mini WiFi + cellular models are expected to be released around two weeks later.
— The base level 16GB WiFi only iPad Mini is priced at $329. Models go up $100 for each doubling up of storage capacity (so $429 for the 32GB WiFi only for example) and $130 for the addition of cellular capability. See my earlier post for full iPad Mini pricing details.
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