iPad Mini, 4th-Generation iPad Go On Sale, Fewer Buyers Show Up
Apple Stores aren’t seeing quite the lines they typically see for new devices now that the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad have been released, according to numerous reports.
The iPad mini with Wi-Fi models (in black & slate or white & silver) debuted for $329 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB model and $529 for the 64GB model. The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models became available in black or white for $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model.
The iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad are also being sold through the Apple Online Store and various resellers in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Some consumers are no doubt waiting for the Wi-Fi + Cellular version of either device. These will ship in a couple weeks, beginning in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will cost $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model. The Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model.
Apple also has a lot more competition to deal with this time around thanks to Android devices (including those from Amazon) and Windows 8.
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