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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91 months ago
Went to Best Buy this morning at 8am

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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91 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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91 months ago
Picard's iPad. :)

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91 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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91 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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91 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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