Apple today activated in-store pickup for its newmini and iPad Air models in the United States, Canada, Australia, and select other countries.
This feature enables customers to purchase a new iPad on Apple.com and pick it up at a nearby Apple Store at a designated time. The tool can also be used to monitor inventory of the new iPads at based on zip or postal code, with both models currently available for pickup today at many locations.
To view in-store inventory, head to theor , choose a color and other options, and select “see availability in other stores.” To place an order for in-store pickup, proceed with the checkout process as usual and it will be presented as an option along with standard delivery.
The. Both tablets feature Apple’s recent A12 Bionic chip, Retina displays with True Tone, first-generation support, 64GB or 256GB storage, , up to 10 hours of battery life, an 8-megapixel rear camera, two speakers, and optional Gigabit-class LTE.
The new iPad mini’s only notable differences versus the new 10.5-inch iPad Air are its smaller 7.9-inch screen and lack ofcompatibility. The new iPad mini also has a lower starting price of $399 versus $499 for the new iPad Air.
Apple is currently quoting an April 15-17 delivery estimate for standard ship-to-home orders, so in-store pickup looks to be a quicker option.
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