Customers can begin pre-ordering all models of iPad mini and all models of the fourth generation iPad on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
What's available tomorrow —Since Apple is opening the floodgates for preorders tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26 at midnight PST/3 a.m. EST, we've gathered all the info and insider tips you need before logging in to purchase the new iPads.
Where to preorder —The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB WiFi-only models of the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available for preorder tomorrow. Next Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m., Apple retail stores will have the models in stock for purchase. The WiFi + Cellular models are due to arrive mid-November, but the exact date hasn't been announced yet.
Placing an order -Place an order through Apple's online store or over the phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE. Apple retail stores will not take preorders.
Keep reading for pro tips on ordering the new iPads.
Purchasing limit -First and foremost, make sure your Apple ID is active. To speed things up, open an iTunes account (if you haven't already) and list your credit card information. It helps if the billing address is the same as your shipping address, as Apple may not allow you to change the shipping address to a different address when preordering. Any changes can be made through customer service after placing an order but, of course, this may make the process longer. For now, Apple only ships to US addresses.
Delivery -Historically, Apple has limited preorders to two per customer (as was the case for the September iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 released in March), but currently there's no confirmation that Apple will be adhering to that limit for the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad
Via GeeksugarDuring this week's iPad mini launch event, Apple director of marketing Phil Schiller said delivery may take up to two weeks. More details will be released on the Apple online store website after preorders are available.
We're about 24hrs or so hours away and I'm gonna preorder the 16gb wifi slate ipad mini so what model and color are you ordering and staying up