New Retina iPad Mini In-Store Availability Tracker Gaining Attention

Another unofficial web tracker for checking the availability of Retina iPad mini models at Apple's U.S. retail locations has surfaced, providing help to those attempting to purchase the supply-constrained device. Obscurely hosted on marine life conservation website Seaturtle.org, the website offers a grid view of inventory checks of each Retina iPad Mini model for every Apple Retail Store in the United States, displaying a green, red, or white box for availability, unavailability, or non-checked information, respectively.

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For model/location combinations that have not recently been checked, users are able to click on the cell content to update the data and check nearby stores. Users can also register for email notifications when specific models become available for pickup at their local stores. Apple launched its Personal Pickup option for the Retina iPad mini earlier this week, with stores seeing quick sellouts of many models. Walk-in sales of the device will apparently not be offered until supplies improve.

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Last week, Apple shut down tracking website Apple-Tracker.com, which was dedicated to monitoring in-store pickup availability of iPhone 5s and iPad Air models, citing a terms of use violation, and a similar fate will likely befall this new tracker as it continues to gain attention.

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Top Rated Comments

BornAgainMac Avatar
114 months ago
That is a odd place to host that. What is next, healthcare.gov?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwiky Avatar
114 months ago
I actually wrote my own Groovy script that I have running locally every 20 minutes that will give me the printout of the local stores of only the models I am interested in.

It is nice to be a developer...

Hey everyone! Look how important this guy is. :eek:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
114 months ago
A site which empowers the people allowing them to make a more well-informed decision on where to go knowing what is available? A site which informs potential customers of their choices of iPad and saves them from futilely travelling from store to store in search of products which are no longer there? A site which treats users as human instead of cattle?

Apple won't like that.

Wow. What a way to spin this. You should be hired by Fox News immediately!
:)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
114 months ago
That is a odd place to host that. What is next, healthcare.gov?

Then no one would be able to access it!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArchAndroid Avatar
114 months ago
A site which empowers the people allowing them to make a more well-informed decision on where to go knowing what is available? A site which informs potential customers of their choices of iPad and saves them from futilely travelling from store to store in search of products which are no longer there? A site which treats users as human instead of cattle?

Apple won't like that.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vmachiel Avatar
114 months ago
So... don't give it attention?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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