Ahead of the launch on Friday, November 1, iPad Air stock has now started arriving at Apple Retail Stores as well as at third party retailers and resellers.
As per reports, the company doesn’t expect any stock shortages on launch day. So far it has been widely believed that iPad Air supply will be able to meet with launch demand, despite the fact that iPads are popular products which usually see people lining up outside stores to get one, or two. The iPad Air might particularly be in high demand, seeing as how its the first iPad to come with substantial design changes since the iPad 2 was released back in 2011.
It is said that larger Apple Retail Stores have received as many as 500-1,000 units of the iPad Air, multiple storage options, ahead of the launch. If these numbers hold up, then there should be plenty of stock as far as launch day purchases are concerned. Apple is also expected to offer in-store personal pickup service on launch day, which would reiterate its belief that supply is going to be able to meet added demand on launch day, though this has not been confirmed as yet.
The iPad Air goes on sale on November 1, the 16GB Wi-Fi base model costs $499. Apple will start taking orders for home delivery at 12:01 AM Pacific, on the very same day. Pre-orders have not been taken for the new tablet.