iPad mini with Retina released, Tmo compatible model ships in 5-10 days

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Stealthily, in the night, Apple decided to press the “launch” button and start offering the new iPad mini with Retina up for sale. We picked it up earlier on TiP, and were a little surprised that there was no press release or anything to go alongside the launch of what could be one of Apple’s best tablets to date.

If you’re wanting to get hold of the T-Mobile flavored cellular version, the only way to get it at time of writing is to order it from Apple.com. I had a quick root around on T-Mobile.com and the only two iPads available for sale on the “zero down” EIP offer are the iPad Air and first generation iPad mini.

Price-wise you’re looking at $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi plus cellular model, then $629, $729 and $829 for the 32, 64 and 128 GB models respectively. Shipping times aren’t that hot as you’ll need to wait between 5 and 10 business days for the tablet to arrive at your door. Your best bet, if you want one today, is to check stock levels at your local Apple store.

UPDATE: Apple did just post a press release. The only way to get one in store is to use the Personal Pickup service through Apple.com. Supply is very limited. 

To find out more, or to order hit Apple.com.

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  • KingCobra

    Supplies must be severely constrained. Apple released it without announcing a thing.

    • predation

      stock still seems to be strong.. i preordered the lte version at 12am PST and it still shows 5-10 days

  • Guest

    I can’t wait until the Apple bubble finally collapses.

    • morton

      why is that? Do you just like Android?

    • Nearmsp

      why? I use a SGS4, but I also use the iPad Air and the MacBook Air (on windows). I always believe in using what ever works for you.

    • RedGeminiPA

      If it weren’t for Apple, your Android bubble would still be nothing more than a Blackberry knockoff. Get over yourself.

      On top of that, you troll an article about an Apple product. No wonder you commented as a guest.

  • Adrayven

    Technically, all the cell versions are t-mobile compatible.. Thats why I’m getting the Verizon one, so if I’m in an area where t-mo doesn’t work, and really need access, I can just swap in the prepaid Verizon sim and go.

    • RedGeminiPA

      Except the Sprint model, since it uses a different LTE chip. Double check before you buy, since I’m almost positive these are now carrier locked.

  • Michael

    I just talked to a rep at tmobile , I was told that the Ipad mini with retina display will be launch this coming November 16, all details will be out the same day as well (as per advised) regarding pricing, downpayment and EIP.