1. Fausty82's Avatar
    Apple has also issued a press release about todays launch:

    CUPERTINO, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)Apple announced iPad mini with Retina display is available starting today. The new iPad mini brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in an amazingly thin and light design. It features the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features and access to all 475,000 apps designed specifically for iPad.

    The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and were excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display, said Philip Schiller, Apples senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and were working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.

    Pricing & Availability

    iPad mini with Retina display will be available starting today in silver or space gray. iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi models will be available for a suggested retail price of $399 (US) for the 16GB model, $499 (US) for the 32GB model, $599 (US) for the 64GB model and $699 (US) for the 128GB model. iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $529 (US) for the 16GB model, $629 (US) for the 32GB model, $729 (US) for the 64GB model and $829 (US) for the 128GB model. Additionally, the original iPad mini continues to be available at the more affordable price of $299 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $429 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model for either AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon.

    Custom-designed polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini are available for $39 (US) in a range of vibrant colors, including blue, green, pink, yellow, black and (RED). Additionally, a beautiful aniline-dyed leather iPad mini Smart Case is available in six rich colors, including yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $69 (US) for both models of iPad mini. Smart Covers and Smart Cases are available through the Apple Online Store (Apple), Apples retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers.

    iPad mini with Retina display is available to order through the Apple Online Store (Apple) to ship or through Personal Pickup at Apples retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apples PR website (Apple - Press Info), or call Apples Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042.

    2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPad and Retina are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
    11-12-2013 10:29 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I was skeptical about today being the day as it was out of character for Apple to do this... quelle surprise - pardon my French.
    11-12-2013 12:26 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    I was skeptical about today being the day as it was out of character for Apple to do this... quelle surprise - pardon my French.
    It was a surprise to me also. When I checked their website last might, Apple still had "Coming in late November" for the release.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S.
    11-12-2013 01:46 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    It was a surprise to me also. When I checked their website last might, Apple still had "Coming in late November" for the release.

    Sent from my iPhone 5S.
    I actually saw a tweet about 11 pm last night (Phoenix time)... and thought "cool... I’ll stay up another hour to see if it’s true"... but I forgot that the time changed earlier in the month, and that meant that Phoenix was was now an hour behind California... so my wait was 2 hours... but I had my iPad Mini/retina ordered within the first 5 minutes and still had time for my beauty sleep.
    kch50428 and Eileen89 like this.
    11-12-2013 01:51 PM

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