iPad Air shipping times begin to slip

By , Nov 2, 2013

iPad Air (The power of lightness 001)

It’s been just 24 hours since the iPad Air launched, and already supplies are starting to weaken. Space gray seems to be the most popular color, as shipping estimates for 16GB and 128GB models have slipped to 5-10 days in several countries.

Even here in the US, shipping times have begun to slip. The T-Mobile variant of the space gray 128GB Air is showing that it ships in 5-10 days, and ship dates for nearly all other models of the tablet have gone from November 4 to November 6…

And the story seems to be similar for in-store supplies as well. While most retailers appear to still have an abundant supply of lower end iPad Air models (16, 32GB Wi-Fi), 64GB and 128GB + Cellular models are getting harder and harder to find.

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Overall, though, Air inventory has held up rather well thus far, as expected. A report from earlier this week claiming that larger Apple Stores were receiving shipments of the new tablet with between 500-1000 units now seems to have been spot-on.

Of course, we won’t really know how well the iPad Air is doing until Monday, when Apple typically announces opening weekend device sales. It could wait, however, until it releases the Retina iPad mini later this month to announce joint sales figures.

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  • Σαλαη αββας

    Is this what is holding the jb ?

    • on3simpleclick

      ..what?

    • Taf Khan

      Bugs are often found short time after a new device is released which then requires a patch, it makes sense to allow time for this before releasing a JB. With the retina mini on its way I think we will be waiting a while before a JB is available..

      • Σαλαη αββας

        I’ve been waiting since ios 6.1.3

      • Anthony Aaron Anderson

        Your options at this point are: 1. keep waiting or 2. Write your own jailbreak.

      • Jo

        3. Get an android.

    • illK†Δ

      It’s not hardware it’s the software. iOS 7 IS jailbroken. It is not available to the public.
      The 6.1.3 jb is due soon, ios7 will still be a while

    • Jo

      the jailbreak developers have a life. They don’t just write jailbreaks every day of their lives.

  • on3simpleclick

    128GB? Who needs that much space? I can’t even fill my 64GB 4S…

    • Yunsar

      iPad applications take up more space

    • Anthony Aaron Anderson

      People who store mass amounts of media like movies. Or people who use their tablet for work and need to store tons and tons of files, but still want plenty of room for personal use. Stuff like that.

      • Kurt

        get Plex

      • Hyr3m

        <3

    • Jackson Grong

      My p@rn collectio alone takes 12gb of storage…

      • n0ahcruz3

        This ^^^ hahaha thanks for the laugh

      • Σαλαη αββας

        I hâte when They delete their comment :£

      • Jo

        what did he say?

  • Jackson Grong

    I woke up at 6 AM and traveled 80 miles, confident I would find an iPad Air 64gb or 128 Cellular, and found nothing, not even 1 cellular iPad of any kind in stock at launch day. What a waste of time ._.

    • Taf Khan

      Should have ordered online with in store pick up option!

      • Jackson Grong

        There is no online store in the country I live in, also there is no store pick up option in the store because it’s not an Apple store but a premium reseller. I’m out of luck.

    • Onyxus_Music

      Why not try calling before going there? 80 miles is pretty extreme. Maybe ordering it online would have been a better ultimatum for you?

      I couldn’t get mine yesterday because of work, but am searching for it today. Hopefully I come across one this afternoon.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    Up here in Connecticut (US), it still gives me the option to pick up and iPad today an Apple store after I order it. I think the only variant is what Cody mentioned in the article, the T-Mobile 128 GB Space Grey model. I would really love to get an iPad mini with retina but I’m still unsure. Does anyone know where I can get the most money for my iPad mini? I’m not going to sell it online, I just want to bring it somewhere.

  • AppleBits

    Ordered my 128gb cellular online for pickup…and I must say…after the 3rd gen, so worth it!! Love it. I got mine at the Apple store, but local Best But failed to even advertise they were open early! Their loss.