Apple Retail Stores in the US Offering Walk-In Sales of the Retina iPad Mini
Following a surprise launch of the Retina iPad Mini last week, where Apple’s retail stores began offering the device for Personal Pickup of online orders, the company’s US stores now seem to be selling the device to walk-in customers. That being said, supplies continue to remain extremely tight and ordering online for Personal Pickup to secure a specific model is still advised.
The launch of the walk-in sales was actually noted by a research note sent out by analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald who indicated that a number of stores in New York City received shipments designated for walk-in customers. Apple appears to have also updated its iPad retail page to simply encourage customers to purchase in-store rather than specifically noting that they should purchase the Retina iPad Mini online for in-store pickup.
The continued supply constraints on the Retina iPad Mini models mean that Personal Pickup remains unavailable for many models at several stores with trackers attempting to hep customers determine whether their desired models are available in their areas. Online orders through Apple’s US online stores continue to show 5 to 10 business day shipping estimates for all models.
Have any of you managed to get your hands on a Retina iPad Mini?
via Cantor Fitzgerald