Apple iPad Air is available worldwide today while iPad mini with Retina display is slated for November 21.
Less than 2 weeks after launch, Apple began its worldwide rollout of the iPad Air. The company’s online Stores in each of the 42 countries participating in the tablet’s launch are showing stock on Friday, meaning the new 9.7-inch iPad has officially gone on sale including local Apple stores.
According to reports, eager tablet buyers may have trouble securing an iPad Air due to low inventory at the beginning, but it won’t be a problem longer with the arrival of new supplies in next few days.
iPad Air is “the thinnest tablet in the world,” and looks identical to iPad mini. One pounder iPad excites with its incredible thickness of 7.5 mm. It’s powered by an A7 chip with M7 motion sensor — the same 64bit processor introduced with iPhone 5S – and runs 8x faster than the very first apple tablet.
In the United States, iPad Air is also available on all major cellular data networks including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Customers can sign up for any network for “a simple, month-to-month” plan and can withdraw the contract anytime without fine.
The Cupertino is aiming high with new iPad tablets as the company’s tablets market share has declined during the third quarter. Apple secured a 29.6% market share for global tablet shipments, the lowest percentage ever recorded so far, says IDC. Meanwhile, low-cost Android tablets have registered the success.
More of the above, the new iPad mini with Retina display is reportedly slated to hit stores on November 21. A rumor coming from the US retailer, Target claimed that there would be limited availability of iPad mini 2 due to the problems encountered in mass production of high-definition display by Sharp and LG. In all likelihood, it won’t be able to cover the upcoming holiday season properly. However, according to reports from the East, Apple will provide sufficient stock to meet the demands of each user at launch.