Interested in buying one of those new-fangled Apple iPads? Well, if you’re determined to buy the WiFi version of the fourth-generation iPad or the recently-unveiled iPad Mini, you’ll be waiting a little while. Apple has announced that both are temporarily sold out.
Apple unveiled the new, fourth-generation iPad and the iPad Mini at a special press event last week.
The newest version of the 9.7-inch iPad will retail for $499 and up, like its predecessors. However, this version adds a faster processing chip (the 1.4 GHz A6X) capable of doubling the processing and graphical power seen on the third-generation iPad. Other than that the standard iPad stays mostly the same.
Originally, the fourth-generation iPad was scheduled to hit retail outlets this Friday, November 2, 2012. However, Apple’s site indicates that the WiFi-only version of the device won’t be available at that time. Instead, buyers will need to wait at least one extra week.
(That goes for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the device.)
If you’re willing to spend a little more money and upgrade to the LTE-equipped version of the standard iPad, Apple’s web pages indicate that the device should be available by “mid-November.”
For those interested in the 7.9-inch iPad Mini, which retails for $329 and up, the wait will be even longer. Apple recently revealed that the iPad Mini’s initial supply has been exhausted, meaning its availability has been pushed back an extra two weeks.