Apple has sold all the stock it dedicated to pre-orders of its upcoming miniature tablet. Orders placed on its website today for all versions of the iPad mini won’t be delivered for two weeks.
Those who missed the boat but would still like to have this 8-inch tablet on launch day have the option of lining up at an Apple store on Friday, Nov. 2.
An analyst has warned that this product might be in short supply for a while because of a production problem.
Apple iPad mini Preview
When it debuts next week, the mini will have a 7.9-inch touchscreen, verses the 9.8-inch one on the company’s full-size tablets. This will have a 1024 x 768 resolution, the same as the first and second-generation iPads, which means app developers won’t have to create new versions of their software for this device.
It will use the Lightning connector, which recently debuted on the iPhone 5. This means that virtually no accessories for current iPads will work with this one, but Apple is working to release a range of cables and adapters.
It is going have both front and rear-facing cameras, and Apple is promising 10 hours of battery life.
There are three configurations available: a 16GB is $330, the 32GB one is $430, while the 64GB model is $530. Adding 4G LTE support will be an additional $130.
Versions with 4G LTE will be available in the middle of this month.
Be sure to read Does the Apple iPad mini Cost Too Much? as well as Apple iPad mini vs. Google Nexus 7: The Titanic Clash of the Miniatures