If you’re looking to get your hands on an iPad mini after the big reveal this past Tuesday, now’s the time to pre-order, as Apple has launched pre-orders via its mobile app and online retail store, and shoppers can choose any version of the iPad mini or 4th generation iPad for the first batch of orders.
Following its story last week that suppliers to Apple had kicked off production of a smaller iPad – the so-called ‘iPad mini’ – the Wall Street Journal is now reporting Apple has ordered more than 10 million units for the fourth quarter of this year.
Apple revealed new iPad models on Thursday, and they all go on sale starting today via Apple’s online store. Today is just the beginning of pre-sales, with iPads officially shipping to pre-order customers and arriving in stores sometime “late next week,” according to Apple.
Here comes the iPad Mini, and apparently in a major way, if fresh reports that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has ordered some 10 million of the downsized tablets are accurate.
Some Asian components producers are saying they’ve received orders to ready at least 10 million of the devices for the fourth quarter, about double the number for Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle Fire, according to a published report.
An Apple Australia spokesperson has confirmed to me via email that Australia will be definitely seeing the iPad 2 on March 25! Meanwhile, a leaked and unconfirmed list of Australian iPad 2 pricing has appeared online - details and possible pricing within.