iPad mini pricing and availability

By , Oct 23, 2012

Well it’s finally happened folks. After years of speculation and anticipation, Apple has announced the iPad mini. As expected, it has a 7.9-inch display, front and back cameras, and an LTE option.

Phil Schiller just announced that pre-orders for the tablet start this Friday, October 26th. And the Wi-Fi only versions will start shipping November 2nd, and + cellular models a week later.

So what’s Apple going to charge for this thing?

9to5Mac nailed it, the iPad mini is going to start at $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model. From there, it climbs to $429 for the 32GB and $529 for the 64GB. And similar to the full-size iPads, the + cellular option adds $130.

As for where the tablet is going to be available, Apple announced more that more than 30 countries will have access to the iPad mini (and iPad 4) at launch, including Canada, Germany, and Australia, and oh just look:

Apple has the full run down about pricing and availability:

iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver on Friday, November 2, for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model. The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models will also be available on Friday, November 2, in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Appleā€™s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, beginning in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459 (US) for the 16GB model, $559 (US) for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.

Customers can begin pre-ordering all models of iPad mini and all models of the fourth generation iPad on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

So, now that you know the iPad mini’s pricing and availability, who’s getting one? What about a 4th gen iPad?

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  • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

    $249 was perfect…$329 not so much…i don’t want to but i guess i have to give a serious look to nexus 7…:(

    • http://www.facebook.com/thecmancan1 Chao Liang

      I completely agree here. At $249 the iPad mini is a no brainer. At $329 feels like I’m paying new car prices for a used one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/DavidDee2010 Tuan Dinh

      Surely I am looking at the upcoming Google event to see if the Nexus price will go down @ $99.00 rumored

  • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

    btw one question…does ipad mini have siri..??

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.liu.7503 Jonathan Liu


  • Neel Bajaj

    I think apple hit the nail on the head with this ipad mini.

  • photons

    killer :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/LethoeshatedadedicatedfatherGreen Keith Green

    Mini iPad no retina no Bueno. 4th Gen iPad 4 me plz.

  • Tr1pTr0p

    Apple’s product line is growing to be such a fucking mess, and simplicity used to be one of their strong sides.
    They have those 2-year-old iPod touches for 200, and the new ones for 300. Then a device, which is more than twice as large, costs only 30 more. But it’s nowhere near as good as it’s bigger brother, the 10 inch iPad.
    It’s a giant mess and I’m, liking it less and less from day to day!

  • obet

    it will be perfect if start 250$ for wifi & 350$ for wifi+cellular :)

  • jose castro

    pricing is stupid..might as well get the iPad 2

    • Kurt

      exactly…unless you are going to lug it around with you everywhere get the iPad 2(which should be cheaper now that the ipad 4 is out)

  • http://twitter.com/FootStepsOfTobi T0b1 Zoldyc

    if the $99 rumored Nexus 7 is true, then this is a no brainer. ~.~ though the iPad mini is pricey, i still want one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/abraham.utrera Abraham Utrera

      For when?

      • http://twitter.com/FootStepsOfTobi T0b1 Zoldyc

        just search redmondpie for other platform staffs like android

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.gambini Tony Gambini

    I’ll be sticking with my Nexus 7 for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

    For me it is $250 or bust. I mean come on $329? Guess we will wait for the refurbished ones to hit the site. My wife wanted a little bit smaller tablet to carry around other than our 3rd gen iPad. This would be perfect other than the price.

    • BearManPig

      get her the nexus 7, dont waste so much money in her xD
      and just wait for whats the future on nexus 7 or their variations on oct 29th

  • http://www.facebook.com/shugtexas Shug Tha UndaDawg

    Epic Fail on Pricing.

  • http://twitter.com/edwxnkoh Edwin Koh

    In Singapore, it cost SGD448 for the iPad mini, SGD398 for the iPod touch 5th gen, SGD528 for iPad 2 and SGD658 for the iPad 4th gen. The price between iPad mini and iPad 2 is quite high in Singapore…

  • http://twitter.com/iAli7336 iAli

    I’m going to get the iPad mini !

  • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

    I dont get it, how is an iPod Touch $299 and this iPad Mini is $329. WTF.

    • Thorasgard

      It’s smaller so it should cost less. What part of this do you not understand ?

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        by 30 dollars? Your telling me an iPad mini and ipod touch should only be 30 dollars apart from each other?

        I dont know but if you ask me a 30 dollar difference just seems odd. For such a larger device than the iPod touch, that just goes to show that they are over charging for the iPod touch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

    $249 would have made me happy but i can live with $329. 64gb mini here i come! now the decision is what to do with the 64gb + LTE AT&T ipad 3rd gen.

    • Thorasgard

      Sell it to me for $400 and make a profit.

  • Guest

    referbished ipad 3rd Generation is 397 (including tax) from the apple website.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.serrano.50746 Oscar Serrano

    Refurbished 3rd generation ipad is 398 with tax included, might as well get that

  • http://twitter.com/GuyBey0ndC00L eDDie

    I only paid $400 for my iPad 3. If I can sale my iPad 3 for 400 I’ll buy this. Retina is nice an all but it’s heavy and the size makes it a hazel sometimes to carry around. I think iPad mini price is fix these way because if it was $200, $250, or even $300. There would be no point to buy the better Retina iPad 3 ( with lighting cable.)

  • Viktor_Zweig

    This is pathetic! Pricing is just plain wrong. I was looking forward to it but now, my Nexus 7 looks pretty damn good. Especially since the update to 4.1.2. I’m glad I exchanged my iPad 2 for this thing. Size and screen do make a difference!

  • Kurt

    I was going to buy my wife one. But she thinks that the iPad is outdated since iOS devices look like they belong in 2007. She wants a better OS too. iOS is ok but it’s not a great OS. So maybe windows 8 will be where we go.

  • http://twitter.com/iFonU iFonU

    i’m not saying that apple got the price rite but in my opinion its not worth buying the out dated ipad2 over the ipad mini which has better specs and in a way cheaper as well