When Apple announced the iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini, they left out a firm launch date for the latter. But now that day is finally here, and you can order your Retina iPad Mini right now—and you really shouldn't sleep on it.
The new iPad Mini is available for order through the Apple Store, with the lowest model starting at $399 for a 16GB, and about $829 for the LTE 128GB version. The 16GB to 32GB have a delivery date of one to three days, while every other version is listed at a five to 10 days. Supplies are going to be limited thanks to some problems manufacturing the screen, so if the demand is anything like the previous generation, you might find yourself scavenging for one until more shipments come in. "We’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers," says Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. The first batch of shipments are headed to stores as you read this (the previous estimated launch date for insiders was November 21 or 22, since Apple typically launches product on Fridays.) The iPad Mini Retina is a great deal more powerful than the previous generation, and comes with an Apple designed—but Samsung manufactured—A7 chip, that improves upon the computing power of the device by four-times the power of last year's model. This means overall faster muscle and better graphics for gaming. If none of that impresses you, you can still pick up the original Mini for $300.
Order yours here.
[via The Verge]