[su_box title=”Reservations for pickup at Apple store” style=”glass” box_color=”#fbf798″ title_color=”#100f0f” radius=”3″]The personal pickup feature went online for Canadian stores at 3PM today. I just picked mine up at the Fairview Pointe-Claire Apple Store. I love the screen and it is fast as stink. Watch for a full review in a couple of days. BTW I ran into Rene Ritchie at the store so, watch for his take on the new Mini at iMore.com [/su_box]
Apple announced iPad mini with Retina display is available starting today. The new iPad mini brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in an amazingly thin and light design. It features the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features and access to all 475,000 apps designed specifically for iPad.
“The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and we’re excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.”
Pricing & Availability
iPad mini with Retina display will be available starting today in silver or space grey. iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi models will be available for a suggested retail price of $419 (CDN) for the 16GB model, $519 (CDN) for the 32GB model, $619 (CDN) for the 64GB model and $719 (CDN) for the 128GB model. iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $549 (CDN) for the 16GB model, $649 (CDN) for the 32GB model, $749 (CDN) for the 64GB model and $849 (CDN) for the 128GB model. Additionally, the original iPad mini continues to be available at the more affordable price of $399 (CDN) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 (CDN) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Custom-designed polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini are available for $45 (CDN) in a range of vibrant colours, including blue, green, pink, yellow, black and (RED). Additionally, a beautiful aniline-dyed leather iPad mini Smart Case is available in six rich colours, including yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $89 (CDN) for both models of iPad mini. Smart Covers and Smart Cases are available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.ca), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers.
iPad mini with Retina display is available to order through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.ca) to ship or through Personal Pickup at Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.