This is the iPad mini people have been waiting for, as opposed to the first generation model, which was essentially a shrunken down iPad 2 tablet. This is the one that brings a much higher resolution panel (2048x1536, 326ppi) to the party, along with a faster processor (custom A7 chip), more RAM (1GB versus 512MB), and a 128GB capacity option.
Demand is likely to be high and there's already a wait period for most models. Here's a look at pricing and current shipping information (same for both silver and black models):
- 16GB Wi-Fi: $399 (1-3 business days) / Cellular: $529 (5-10 business days)
- 32GB Wi-Fi: $499 (1-3 business days) / Cellular: $629 (5-10 business days)
- 64GB Wi-Fi: $599 (5-10 business days) / Cellular: $729 (5-10 business days)
- 128GB Wi-Fi: $699 (5-10 business days) / Cellular: $829 (5-10 business days)
That's a wait time of 1-2 weeks for almost every version available, save for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi SKUs. And if the rumors about a panel shortage turn out to be true, expect those wait times to get longer.