Last night Apple quietly launched online sales of the Retina iPad mini and questions remained whether stores would carry them today. Some of you have checked at stores, such as the Eaton Centre location in Toronot but no stock is available; the new iPad mini looks to be online only at this time.
@iphoneincanada just popped my head into Apple Store at Eaton Ctr in TO. Looks like iPad Mini Retina is online only. No stock anytime soon.
— Andre Gaulin (@fuzzz) November 12, 2013
@iphoneincanada Checked out both Apple Stores in Ottawa, No display models or Stock for "the next few days"
— Anthony F (@anthonyfrs) November 12, 2013
The Richmond Centre Apple Store we called said they “don’t have any information about the iPad mini” and asked us to check back tomorrow afternoon. Apple’s online chat told us some retail stores are “currently out of stock”.
Apple however, has initiated its Reserve and Pick Up option for Canada as well, despite primarily noting the feature for the USA in this morning’s press release:
iPad mini with Retina display is available to order through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) to ship or through Personal Pickup at Apple’s retail stores
Looks like Canada gets some love this time with Reserve and Pick Up for the Retina iPad mini. Online shipping estimates have stayed the same as of last night’s midnight launch, with Wi-Fi models at 1-3 days and cellular versions at 5-10 days.
Let us know if you’ve ordered your Retina iPad mini!