Apple iPad mini, 4th gen iPad now up for pre-orders

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Apple iPad mini, 4th gen iPad now up for pre-orders
Apple's iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad are now up for pre-order via company's online store and mobile app.

The iPad Mini comes in six pricing configurations and colour variants of Black & Slate and White & Silver. In addition to the 16GB Wi-Fi only version at $329, the 32GB Wi-Fi-only costs $429, and the 64BG version is priced at $529. For devices with Wi-Fi and 4G cellular connectivity, the 16GB version is priced at $459, the 32GB is $559, and the 64GB is $659. These devices are shipping two weeks after their Wi-Fi-only counterparts.

Apple is restricting tablet purchases to two per customer. Wi-Fi only versions of iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad are listed to be delivered by 2nd November. For US customers, the LTE counterparts of both iPads will ship "mid November". In Canada and other markets, expected shipping estimates show late November for iPad mini and simply "November" for the fourth-generation iPad.

If you reside in any of the launch countries listed below, you can pre-order the iPad mini Friday:

U.S., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.

The Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini will be available for sale beginning November 2 at select retailers in above mentioned countries and a few other regions including Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Customers in these countries do not have the option to pre-order the iPad mini.

Previous reports on the web suggested that one of the display manufacturers for the tablet faced issues, which could result in delayed supply supply during the holiday season. LG and AU Optronics are said to be the display suppliers for the iPad mini.

Apple Insider reported that while LG shipped 300,000 panels in September, with plans to increase production to one million in October, 2.5 million in November and 3 million in December, AU apparently shipped only 100,000 in September and expected to produce 400,000 in October, 800,000 in November and one million in December.


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