Which iPad Air did you get today? [Poll]

iPad Air day is drawing towards its conclusion, and hopefully by now everyone who was planning to pick one up on launch day – wherever you might be in the world – has had chance to. But now, we want to hear from you and find out which model you picked up in the end? We've been talking about how to decide which is the best model for you since the iPad Air first launched, but for many today was the time to put the talking to an end.

The iPad Air launch for pretty much everyone has been much smoother and less stressful than last months iPhone 5s launch. Stock seems to have been plentiful pretty much everywhere, and with in-store pickups and availability stretching to a number of third-party retailers as well, perhaps more of you actually found yourselves grabbing one today instead of waiting a while? Planned, off the cuff, whichever it may have been, which iPad Air did you get today?

Myself, I picked up a 16GB wifi in black, going against all my own advice. There is a story behind it, which I talked about with Rene Ritchie and Derek Kessler on the special iPad Air launch day edition of the iMore Show – so check it out for the full skinny – and aside from having second thoughts now about which iPad is for me and potentially swapping up to a larger size, I'm pretty happy with the choice I made. The Space Gray color on the rear of the black iPad Air is really nice, and I don't have any regrets over not going for the white one.

So if you grabbed an iPad Air today, pick out your selection from the list up top and let us know why you went with it in the comments below!

iPad Air

iPad Air
Apple's full-sized iPad gets slimmed down. Features include:

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Released
November, 2013

Alternatives
Retina iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad mini (original)

Replacements
iPad Air 2 (iPad 6)
Fall, 2014

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Which iPad Air did you get today? [Poll]

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Ordered 128GB WiFi model in black, since there's no authorized reseller close to me.

I think it's a fun fact the outsold model on Apple Store online in France is the 128GB with Cellular. Would have expected this from iPad mini!

The process used for the iPad was much better. There was almost no line at either of the apple stores here in columbus. IT seemed so much more organized and less hectic. That being said I pre-ordered at 3:03 this morning and was not able to pickup until almost 6 o'clock tonight. A small price to pay to have a new working iPad after my 2 finally died out in July.

I still have an iPad 2 that launched 2.5 years ago. Im not a heavy gamer. I use it for reading, don't need retina it looks good to me. I use it for web browsing. Fast enough for me. I use it for following blogs and RSS feeds via Feedly, Flipboard and Pulse. Works fantastic. Apples products are great. I don't need a new iPad when my 2 works great.

I got a 64 GB cellular black iPad Air this morning. Actually my wife and I both got one. They replaced our 32 GB cellular iPad 2's. She preordered them in the wee hours of the morning and picked them up today.

Since we keep our idevices for 2 years or so, an extra 32 GB cannot hurt. I tend to keep my movies and pictures on my iPad and my music on my iPhone. It works well for me.

I got the 32 gig space grey, I was a little worried that I wouldn't like the color but the pictures of the color don't do justice. I had a 64 gig iPad 3 and never went over 30 gigs since I don't store my whole music library or tv shows/movies on it. I use it mostly to watch my online school videos on it and the weight difference is huge. My wrist doesn't hurt at all so far as it did after a short period of time on the 3. Very happy with it. I've also noticed the heat is not nearly as bad as the 3 which is a huge plus.

One note. If you're a Verizon person they have the 16gb cellular for 529 instead of 629. Its with two year activation but if you're on a family plan its only 10 bucks a month to add it.

I got to Best Buy about 10 minutes until they closed (LOL I wasn't going to wait in line) and we didn't want them to rush us through because they were closing, so I'm getting a Space Grey 16 GB wifi only tomorrow when Best Buy opens.

I got an 64gb Space grey wifi, wanted an wi-fi/Lte but they aren't released here in Sweden yet. Aren't noticing any big difference from 4th gen software wise, hardware looks and feels super duper nice tho.

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I got a 32 gig space gray for myself and a silver one for my wife. I'm replacing a 16 gig mini from last year and she's replacing an ipad 2 from over 2 years ago. They're a huge upgrade for both of us. Loving them so far!

I decided to skip this ipad along with the iphone 5s, i want to wait til they start putting more ram into these devices but im thinking about getting a nexus 5, try something different. Been getting idevices since 08, tired of the memory constraints.

Interesting that the white (silver) model sold less in every single model of the iPad Air... At least from this poll. White used to be the way to go, are we all switching back to black now?

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The videos I've been watching are darker, so the white border's more distracting on the silver iPad.