Apple has launched its walk-in sales for iPad Mini with Retina Display in its retail stores in New York. Aside from the retail stores, some partnering wireless carriers in the region are also beginning to anno iPad Mini With Retina Display Now Available In NY Apple Stores
Apple has launched its walk-in sales for iPad Mini with Retina Display in its retail stores in New York. Aside from the retail stores, some partnering wireless carriers in the region are also beginning to announce that the tablet is available. This could be the start of a wide reaching rollout for the new tablet.
New York Stores First
The NYC stores were the first on the list to get the tablets in large enough quantities to allow walk-in sales. Brian J. White of Cantor Fitzgerald wrote a note to investors this morning that said that the Upper West Side location, Chelsea, and the downtown Fifth Avenue location have the tablets in stock. None of the other stores in or out of the city have a supply of the miniature iPads in stock.
White is a very dedicated Apple watcher, and he predicted earlier that Apple would launch walk-in sales of the iPad Mini with Retina Display this week. Now he thinks that Apple will launch the tablet in more locations next week. This will be Apple’s big score for Black Friday preparations.
The iPad Mini with Retina Display is also becoming available at select carriers in the United States. Bluegrass Wireless in Kentucky announced that the tablet was immediately available earlier today. C-Spire Wireless and U.S. Cellular have indicated that both of them should have the tablet in stock by the end of November.
Apple’s nearly silent launch of the iPad Mini with Retina Display was highly uncharacteristic of the Cupertino company. Normally, new products are launched with much fanfare and a public event. The launch for this tablet took place at midnight with a subtle change to Apple’s retail website. Many analysts still believe this was due to the limited supply of the tiny tablets.