The iPad Mini with retina display is finally available, but you can only order it online. Due to the tablet’s limited numbers and high demand, Apple is not allowing customers to purchase them in stores.
Online orders are expected to ship in one to three business days for the Wi-Fi only tablets, while others may take as long as five to ten business days. Lucky shoppers with local stores can choose to have immediate Personal Pickup with online orders, if supplies are available. Apple’s press statement said the company was “working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers. “
The low supply is likely from the retina’s pixel ratio requirement resulting in the LCD screen’s burn-in issues, which seem hardly noticeable to the naked eye, but does not meet Apple’s specifications. The company has since been rumored to be talking to Samsung to stabilize production quotas, but it appears that Apple will probably not meet iPad Mini demands for the holiday season.
If you can get your hands on an order for the iPad mini, here are the specs:
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.