Fourth-gen iPad orders pushed back one week

By , Oct 30, 2012

Deliveries of orders of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display have been postponed until one week on the online Apple store. This comes just after shipments of the new iPad mini were delayed two weeks following its arrival to stores last week. Both devices became available for pre-order four days ago. 72 hours later, the initial stock of the 16GB iPad mini was sold out. First, the more popular black model was gone and was quickly followed by iPad mini shortages across the board. Both tablets were introduced at Apple’s October 23 media event

We received numerous tips last night warning us of the iPad 3 shortages on Apple’s online store.

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The store continues to show a two-week delivery estimate for all WiFi iPad mini models. Both models are slated to arrive to customers’ hands on Friday, November 2.

This retooled iPad 3 is now being officially called the iPad with Retina display instead of the previous “the new iPad” moniker. It replaces the ‘old’ model introduced earlier this year and continues to sell for $499/$599/$699 for the 16/32/64GB model, with cellular versions commanding an extra $130.

The device contains Apple’s latest A6X chip with twice the CPU and GPU performance, Apple’s new Lightning connector, the latest and greatest WiFi networking along with an improved 4G LTE with greater coverage across the world’s carriers.

The iSight camera on the back remains unchanged versus the previous model, but Apple improved the front-facing module, which now supports FaceTime HD calls in 720p and takes 1.2-megapixel stills.

Did you order your iPad mini or this ‘new’ iPad?

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  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    I wish the iPad 4 had the same design as the ipad mini

  • CollegiateLad

    Wow… I’m surprised the initial stock of the 4 gen iPad is already out. I understand fully the iPad mini.

  • Reebwar

    So Apple will no longer hold an iPad event in march anymore? Instead will they always release an new iPad around holiday season? What do you guys think?

    • CollegiateLad

      You may be right!!!

    • Thorasgard

      I think a 2x a year cycle will be necessary for awhile. The competition will certainly release more frequently. The breakthroughs would have to be monumental for Apple to only refresh yearly. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were forced to do it with the phone as well, though that segment is starting to mature. What is Johnny Five going to do? Make the phone lighter and thinner ? I for one don’t want to get a paper cut from my phone.

  • siegxienne

    i wish i can have an ipad for present for hristmas or something else