It appears that Apple is now allowing walk-in customers purchase the iPad mini with Retina display. Since last week's odd soft launch, customers could only get a new iPad mini in an Apple Store if they ordered it online and then opted for Personal Pickup due to supply constraints. But at least some Apple Retail locations are now selling the iPad mini with Retina display to walk-in customers, according to MacRumors:
The launch of walk-in sales was noted this morning in a research note from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, who indicated that a number of New York City stores received shipments designated for walk-in customers last night and this morning. MacRumors has confirmed that walk-in sales are now being offered in some stores, although one store contacted by MacRumors reported that it was still offering only Personal Pickup options.
The supply constraints are still limiting the number of models available for in-store pickup, and thus walk-in buyers as well. Online orders currently list shipping estimates of 5-10 business days.
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Retina iPad mini
The world's most popular tiny tablet goes Retina. Features include: