Cellular/LTE iPad mini and iPad 4 now available at carrier and retail stores in the U.S. [Updated]

Sprint to start selling the LTE iPad 4 and iPad mini in stores today

The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the iPad mini and iPad 4, which include LTE, are available for purchase at Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and other U.S. retail stores from today. Quantities are likely very limited, so if you want one, you will have to be quick.

Here's what AT&T's Glenn Lurie, president, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, is saying:

"Our customers are increasingly connecting their devices to the mobile internet and our new Mobile Share plans allow them to add a tablet for just 10 dollars a month. We're thrilled to offer iPad mini to our customers on the nation's largest 4G network.

Here's Sprint's Fared Adib, senior vice president, Product Development:

“iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad, combined with Sprint’s 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced rate plans, offer customers an outstanding tablet experience. Sprint doesn’t put its customers on shared pricing plans like some carriers. With Sprint you get the best pricing for all the data you need without the worry of overages.”

Verizon doesn't seem to have made an announcement yet, but the new iPads are showing up on their site, and should be in their stores.

LTE versions of the iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display) and iPad mini are starting to arrive at pre-order customers’ homes around the US as well however outside of the U.S. it’s not such good news; most other areas are still seeing delivery dates of late November.

If you are after an LTE version of the iPad or iPad mini, and you live in the U.S., add running to your local store to list of available options. And if you manage to score one, make sure to let us know!

Source: AT&T, Sprint

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Cellular/LTE iPad mini and iPad 4 now available at carrier and retail stores in the U.S. [Updated]


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Been to Apple Store and they are only taking in store pickups there for the LTE mini. Went to 2 VZW stores and neither had any in stock but can order them. Now I'm outside of bestbuy waiting to see if they have any..

Wow. "iPas Mini"?

Could you at least proof-read the headlines? I mean, the typos in the body are just so horribly abundant that I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they show up in the headlines, but still. It's like a 30-point font. How could you not notice that and fix it?

If only this site had an actual Editor. Oh, wait. They do, and he makes more typos than anyone else.

Best buy didn't have any either. I even tried calling local sprint and AT&T stores. No carrier stores have them, best buy doesn't nor does Apple Store. I was planning on returning my wifi model today and getting a LTE model but it looks like that may not happen. It's possible the delivery trucks may arrive after noon so ill check back.

I can't get to my local AT&T store until lunch, so I went online and ordered one just in case I can't pick one up locally. The AT&T website is saying a delivery time of 7-14 days, but if that's the only way I can get the $100 discount I'll wait.

I just bought one of the 16GB LTE ones on Apple.com for in-store pickup bec I was afraid there would be too long of a wait and it's a gift for my MIL for bday/xmas and we'll be with her next week. It says IN STOCK in all the stores surrounding us here so hopefully it really is. Otherwise I might have to change it to a store near her.

The Verizon Store in Reston, VA had a line outside of it...but once we got in they told us they didn't have any in stock, they could only order it.

Went by my local AT&T store. No iPad Mini in stock, so went ahead and ordered one so I could get the $100 discount. Also got activation fee waived on our corporate discount! Stated delivery in 7-14 days, but I'm hoping for something much quicker.

-- Went to local Apple Store, was surprised to see a line. They said they had the 64GB AT&T mini model in stock, and sent me to the line (No. 3 in line). Went inside, nope, didn't have it. "Sorry about the mixup." They did have the Verizon and Sprint models, but didn't want those.
-- Went to two local AT&T stores, "Nope, no minis. Won't have any for another week." I asked if they'd sold out already, they said, "No, haven't received any."
-- Local Best Buys (two of the them) also, none in stock, not sure when they're coming. So no luck here between 9:30 and 11:30 this morning. After all that running around, I remembered why I enjoy shopping on the internet so much more than going to a store. :) (I know, I should have called first.)

I'm in San Antonio and I've looked all over town today and found nothing, nada, zip.
I have one on order and got my shipping notification today (originally I was to get it 11-21) but shipping says 11-23 and FedEx says 11-26. What a boondoggle this is turning out to be!

Why are they so much! I was hoping for a subsidized price but instead they are over $100 more. Think I'll stick with my wifi only model and use hotspot since I always have my phone with me anyway. Sorry Sprint so sale here.