Apple iPad mini with Retina display is now available on the online store with price tags starting from $399, while Amazon is still waiting for the stock.

This past Tuesday, Apple started selling the new iPad mini with Retina display through their online stores. The new 7.9-inch tablet was showcased during the last Keynote, and slated to arrive sometime in November without an exact date.

On the Apple Store website, you can check the availability of second-gen iPad mini with shipping between 5 and 10 working days. For all those who are interested in buying the new mini tablet are advised to purchase immediately. With the likely success of Apple products, the shipping time may quickly become longer.

A statement by Tim Cook a few weeks ago echoes, “It’s not clear if we’ll have enough” stock for the entire quarter, and all potential buyers might able to find one.

Rumors suggesting slowed down production of display panels by LG and Sharp still remain and, perhaps the available stock might able to cover all the Christmas holidays. It seems Sharp and LG have encountered several problems in pursuing stringent quality standards desired by Apple, in particular the first manufacturer with the IGZO technology.

iPad mini 2 is currently available on Apple’s online store, Best Buy and Walmart, and will soon arrive to other main electronics chains including Amazon.

The new iPad mini with Retina display runs iOS 7 natively, and is characterized by the 7.9-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and the powerful A7 64-bit processor. It features excellent multimedia functionality with 5-megapixel iSight camera, supplemented by a front-facing 1.2MP sensor. In connectivity features, it supports Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO support and 4G, adopting a Nano SIM.

See Also: Apple iPad Air vs iPad mini 2: Which one is made for you?

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