Apple Stores and Resellers starts receiving iPad Air stock ahead of Friday’s launch
iPad Air units have begun arriving in large quantity at Apple Stores and resellers to prepare for Friday’s launch. Shipments have begun showing up at Apple Stores and stores such as Walmart, where the device seems to have already been placed inside the glass cabinet.
Major Apple retail stores across the United States are getting more than 500 units of the iPad Air, which would suggest that supply of the new tablet will be plentiful. International resellers are also receiving a solid number of the iPad Air.
With the vast number of stock, Apple is allowing prospective buyers to reserve the table online and pick it up at an Apple Store later in the day to avoid the queue. Online order for the iPad Air will begin at 12.01am Pacific time in the United States and varying time for other countries. Apple Stores will open at 8.00am local time in the United States and other countries to begin in-store sales.
iPad Air which is 20% slimmer than its predecessor have smaller bezels on the sides, which brings the weight down 28% to 1lb compared to the iPad 4, and a design which mirrors the iPad mini. It will be powered by the same 64 bit A7 processor as the iPhone 5S, boasting a double in CPU performance over its predecessor. The tablet will be available in white/silver and black/space grey color options.