Apple’s iPad Mini 2 is now available to order from Apple’s UK online store. This follows weeks of speculation as to when it would arrive on the market and comes almost two weeks after Apple’s other latest-generation iPad – the iPad Air – went on sale.
The device comes in 16 different options, black and white, storage ranging between 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB and either with or without 3G or 4G mobile connectivity. Only the 16GB and 32GB WiFi-only models will be available immediately, with the dispatch date of these items estimated to be within 1-3 business days. The rest of the WiFi-only models and the mobile data-enabled devices are expected to be shipped within 5-10 business days.
Pricing for the iPad Mini 2 WiFi-only model is:
- £319 for 16GB
- £399 for 32GB
- £479 for 64GB
- £559 for 128GB
The WiFi + 3G/4G mobile data will cost:
- £419 for 16GB
- £499 for 32GB
- £579 for 64GB
- £659 for 128GB
The device, which features a 7.9in 2048x1536 resolution Retina display, was announced in October without a confirmed release date, leading to speculation that it was suffering from supply shortages for some of the components required to make the screen.
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook was forced to fend off questions from analysts during the firm’s Q4 earnings call in October, admitting that there may not be enough of the tablets for the holiday season.
Meanwhile, Apple’s iPad Air has been on sale for 11 days seemingly without supply issues. Read V3’s full review of the iPad Air.
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