The iPad Mini with Retina display is out now, thanks to Apple and can be purchased by all via the online store at least for now with stores to have them soon in real life.
The retina display has been in the news recently for causing some grief within the Apple building and subsequently there were talks of this day having to be pushed back. That wasn’t the case, however, and the green light was given to start selling away.
There’s talk of the iPad mini 2 with retina display being a bit of a useless device given that the form factor of the new iPad Air is just as good, and it comes with a bigger screen. There does appear to be some merit in owning the new iPad Mini 2, though, with the Mini surprisingly has nearly as much power as the latest IOS devices including the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air. It also manages to eclipse the old iPad. With all that being said, if you don’t mind the smaller screen and you don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on Apple products, the mini could be the one you are after. The smaller version retails for $399 which is $100 cheaper than that of the slim Air iPad.
In the United States, this one can already be picked up from selected places, but the supply seems to be very short lived, much like the iPhone 5S which is still facing constraints. The new Air didn’t have such a subdued start to its life, after being launched on the 1st of November it has enough supply to make its way around to the stores. The second generation of the Mini doesn’t seem like it’s going to be so lucky for now.
Ordering it online doesn’t mean it will end up in your letter box, or even at the local post office for that matter like your normal purchases would be. It simply is your first step to then being able to drive yourself down to the store where you can then do the personal pick up and walk out wit hit. The fruit company simply has no choice other than to do this because of such constraints.
If you are living near a Target store, November 21st is the date that they have in mind to release it on the shelves. Don’t expect it to last too long though, because even Apple themselves has come out to admit that stocks are going to be extremely stretched thin since the Christmas holidays where it would presumably be a big hit.
The 24 carat gold iPad Mini was made available on the 7th of November. This one comes completely coated in gold and looks great. The Apple logo remains white in the middle where it would normally be situated. The only real problem is how much it would cost. Don’t expect that one to be coming to you for Christmas, if any at all.
If you own the original one and are wondering if it’s worth the upgrade the answer would be yes. There is most definitely enough merit in the Retina display model, especially if it’s performance and a good screen you are shopping for.
Rumors had this one pegged for a release after the Google Nexus 7, and they were spot on once again, leaving us feeling even better about the leaks that we get.