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iPad Air Now Shipping 'Within 24 Hours' in U.S., Pushing Delivery Estimates to November 6

Launch day supplies of the iPad Air in the U.S. appear to be dwindling slightly, with new orders of the tablet in all colors and capacities shipping within 24 hours and carrying a delivery estimate of November 6.

When the iPad Air launched on November 1 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time, Apple declined to provide a shipping estimate, instead offering a blanket November 4 delivery date for all U.S. orders.

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Earlier this morning, in-store supplies of the iPad Air of began weakening at some retail locations, and the T-Mobile Space Gray 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air was the first model to see its shipping time slip to 5 to 10 business days.

Other countries around the world have also seen dwindling supplies, with some countries seeing 5–10 day shipping times for certain models. Higher capacity iPads and the Space Gray models appear to be selling out the fastest.

Though some stores are seeing less availability of higher end models, in-store supply of the 16 and 32 GB iPad Air remains strong in most areas. Prospective iPad Air buyers in the United States can use Apple-Tracker.com to check on local availability of the iPad Air.

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15 months ago
About 7 people there to buy the air; walked in and out with a 16 GB Black. I haven't had too much time with it yet (a lot to do at the house) but initial impressions is WOW. I think I'm no longer even considering an iPad mini with retina. This size is awesome. I don't know how, but with that bezel reduction this IS literally like holding a mini, except with a larger display. It's weird to say but I get what people are talking about; fantastic design Apple. And that A7 isn't messing around either :).
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15 months ago
I doubt the supply is "dwindling" -- it more likely just reflects the reality that it's getting later in the day so it's unrealistic to order now and expect to get it on Monday.
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15 months ago
I can't believe the iPad Air is out already. I'm still writing Full Size iPad With Retina Display on my cheques.
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15 months ago
Picard's iPad. :)

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15 months ago

Same here, we, me and my girlfriend, sold our two ipad's 3 64 gig and with that we could buy 1 iPad Air and infest in the second iPad Air 64gig. That's one of the advantages with Apple products, the value remains pretty high and why not? The iPad 3 is still good machine with a still stunning Retina screen.


I assume you meant "invest"? You don't "invest" in electronics unless you feel the item you are buying will INCREASE in value. You invest in the hopes of making a profit. I think when you expect to LOSE money it's called a BAD INVESTMENT.

I get what you are saying, though. It's a safe purchase decision because as long as you keep the iPad in like-new condition, it does have a high resale value and you can get a good portion of your original sale price back. :)
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15 months ago

I won't be getting another iPad for another 4 years.


Yeah, sure. :rolleyes:
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15 months ago
It doesn't suprise me to see the T-Mobile 128gb version slip first. Its likely the premium early adopter's first choice.

....or there may not have been that many to begin with. What the hell do I know. :p
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15 months ago
Was going to wait for the mini with retina display. Then read several early reviews, which all expounded on the Air's amazing light feel and size. Many of the reviewers were changing their mind about preferring the mini.

So went to Apple store, played with the mini and air. Once i picked up the air, it was a no brainer. Apple really hit the nail head on this product. The larger screen with the sleek design and low weight sold me. Got the black/silver 128 mb WiFi Air.

Just like my 5s iPhone the A7 chip and iso7 software are blazing fast Real world home runs. It feels almost magical how responsive every action is. No lag what so ever.

I chose WiFi model as i don't need another data bill. I have the phone for travel internet use. Can download movies, shows, videos to view away from WiFi. Will use the iPad Air as main web surf tool at home.

This is thinner then what Captain Pickard used on the Enterprise!
Rating: 1 Votes
15 months ago

so true, I bought the Air 32gb, throw in what I sold my ipad 3 on ebay for, and I only paid half the price for the Air.



Same here, we, me and my girlfriend, sold our two ipad's 3 64 gig and with that we could buy 1 iPad Air and infest in the second iPad Air 64gig. That's one of the advantages with Apple products, the value remains pretty high and why not? The iPad 3 is still good machine with a still stunning Retina screen.
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15 months ago


I'm loving it. So slim and fast. Amazing. In comparison my iPad "3" looks like a brick.


Agreed!
I'd add that it makes the iPad 3 feel like a brick, too.
I can't believe how much lighter it feels.
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