iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Now Available for Pre-Order

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    Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 in the United States and several other countries around the world. Rumors have suggested that initial supplies of the iPad Air 2 might be somewhat constrained, so prospective buyers should make their purchases as soon as possible. All models are currently showing shipping estimates of 2-4 business days in the U.S. store.

    AT&T is also accepting pre-orders on cellular models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with shipping estimates of 6-10 business days.

    Announced on October 16, Apple's second-generation iPad Air offers several significant improvements over the original iPad Air, including a thinner design, an A8X chip, Touch ID, 802.11ac, support for LTE Advanced, an improved 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and an anti-reflective screen coating that cuts down on glare.

    The iPad mini 3 offers the same internals as the iPad mini 2 (aka the iPad mini with Retina display), but it does come with Touch ID and a new gold color option.

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    Available in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray, the iPad Air 2 is available in 16, 64, and 128GB configurations, with the Wi-Fi only models priced at $499, $599, and $699, respectively. Wi-Fi + Cellular models carry a $130 premium over Wi-Fi models and are priced at $629/$729/$829 for 16/64/128GB capacities.

    The iPad mini 3 is also available in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray, and it also comes in 16, 64, and 128GB configurations. The corresponding Wi-Fi only models are priced at $399, $499, and $599, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at $529, $629, and $729 for 16, 64, and 128GB configurations.

    Both models can be pre-ordered immediately from Apple's online store. The company has not yet provided information on when the iPad mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 will be available in stores, giving an availability date of "later next week."

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    Man, look at that side-by-side picture. It's like even Apple wants you to know how much the iPad Mini 3's display sucks.


    Edit: I realize they are different images, guys (Mini 3 still has a crappy display) :)
     
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    I feel bad for the people who stayed up until 3am.
     
  7. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    Did I read that right? the iPad mini 3 is the same as the 2 except for the touch id? I'll save the $100 and key in my own passcode... or just turn it off since my iPad never leaves the house :rolleyes:
     
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    Anyone know if there are trade-in programs yet?
     
  9. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    this is worth a $100 premium??????????
     
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    In! iPad Air 2 64GB Wi-Fi arriving in 2 - 4 weekdays in Germany.
     
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    Skipping it for the first time ever. Thank you apple.
     
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    Now that you mention it, the temperature difference in each image is significant. Wtf?
     
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    I ordered the iPad Mini 2 Refurbished in 64GB for $349. This seems like the best option/deal unless you really want the touch ID. I think all other spec's are the same.

    Edit: I ordered two of the for my kids for Christmas presents.
     
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    Think of it this way: Apple is offering the last iPad mini with some minor updates (as you mentioned) for the same price this year. The last iPad mini has been therefore discounted to a lower price point favoring a customer group to whom $100 is a big difference.
     
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    I thought the 16GB iPad Mini Retina was always $399. Did it go up in price?

    Edit: Ah I get it. The old Retina is now $299 so the price difference between the old and new is $100. Got it.
     
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    It has last year's processor, lower quality camera, and a lower quality display.
     
  17. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    128GB Air 2. Had one of EVERY model since the first. Why end the streak now?

    Non-reflective screen is enough for me. (But might return if it turns out to only be 1GB RAM.)
     
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    Are you referring to the wallpaper color difference? They are different wallpapers on each device...
     
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    Got my iPad Air 2. It will be nice and snappy compared to my iPad 3. :)
     
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    Great, my chances slightly went up for getting one on launch day.
     
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    space gray 64GB wifi and smart cover black ordered :)
     
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    If you want a mini, just buy the ipad mini 2 with $100 discount.
     
  23. bidwalj macrumors 65816

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    Placed an order. Seems like getting one in store might be easier.
     
  24. jon9091 macrumors member

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    Uhhh...it's a different picture on each screen.
     
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    I wish I had as much money this quarter than Apple may assume.

    =)
     

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