Apple Store Now Has the New iPad Air Available

The online Apple Store was down for a couple of hours yesterday ahead of the iPad Air that went on sale this morning. Retail stores open at 8am local.

The online Apple Store was down for a couple of hours yesterday ahead of the iPad Air that went on sale on its site at 12am PT. If you want to get your order in, you’ll need to be up late tonight or wait until 8am when the retail stores open. That doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the new Apple tablet though, if stock is low at the stores or they quickly sell out online.

Last night if you tried to go to the online store, you’d see the following familiar message: “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.”

Apple Store Down

Apple announced the new iPad Air during it’s keynote last week. It is much thinner and lighter than the previous generation ones at only 7.5mm thick and weighing 1 pound. The improvements don’t stop at the new form factor either. Under the hood it sports Apple’s new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, and a new M7 motion coprocessor for enhanced graphics performance. Another improvement is a 9.7-inch Retina multi-touch display with resolution coming in at 2048×1536 and 264 pixels per inch.

iPad Air Now Available

The store went live this morning and most of what was announced at the keynote is available to purchase sans the iPad Mini with Retina Display. For that you’ll need to wait until November. If you want to get the wild looking new Mac Pro, that is coming in December.

apple Store

For more on the other Apple shiny new things announced during the Apple keynote this month, check out our article: The New iPad Air and Other Gadgets from Apple’s Keynote.

What’s your opinion of the new iPad, OS X Mavericks, or even the crazy new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop? Will you be frantically refreshing your browser page or standing in line today? Leave a comment below and join in the discussion.



  1. Austin Krause

    November 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Also the new iPad Mini has been OOS (out of stock) constantly! Good luck to anyone trying to pick one up.

    • Steve Krause

      November 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Love my iPad 3 but, it’s working just fine still. I probably won’t be upgrading anytime soon.

      Perhaps the next tablet will be a Windows device… Will have to wait-and-see.

      • Austin Krause

        November 2, 2013 at 6:56 am

        The Surface Pro 2 is amazing, but that $1400 price tag if you want the one with 8GB of ram instead of 4GB makes it a tough purchase.

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