iPad mini May Be in Short Supply for Holiday Season

With its recent quiet release of the iPad mini, Apple is limiting purchases of its new iPad mini to online only. According to a report cited on Bloomberg, an analyst at market-research firm IHS says the supply of the hi-def Retina screens is restricting the number of the new devices Apple can produce.

The new devices are available online, with delivery times quoted as anywhere from 1-3 days to 5-10 business days for the higher memory-capacity models. Checking for availability at Apple Stores in the greater Philadelphia area returns them as unavailable.


New iPads announced

An iPad Air and a new iPad Mini were announced at an Apple presentation on October 22. Both have the newer Retina display, and the iPad Air has had a dramatic drop in weight, to one pound.
Both include the A7 processor and feature a lighter, thinner design.