Apple quietly began selling the brand new iPad mini with Retina Display Tuesday morning, and at first it appeared that the only way to get one would be to order online for delivery, or visit your local Apple Store in person. Now Apple is letting shoppers use its Personal Pickup service, too, just as it does with the iPad Air.
iPad buyers that want to pick up a brand new Retina mini in store, but don't want to wait in line to see if any are available can make their purchase online through Apple's website or though the Apple Store app on their iPhone or iPod touch and choose in store pickup during the checkout process.
Apple is offering Retina iPad mini in store pickup, but good luck finding one
When your iPad is available at the store you selected, you'll get an email letting you know. If you used the Apple Store app, you'll get a Push notification to your iPhone or iPod touch, too.
The Retina Display iPad mini sports the same specs as the iPad Air, but with a smaller screen. It includes Apple's new A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor, faster performance WiFi, an improved 5MP camera plus front facing FaceTime camera, Bluetooth, iOS 7 pre-installed, and more. It's available in black with space gray back, or white with silver back.
Pricing for the Retina Display iPad mini starts at US$ 399 for the 16GB WiFi only model, and tops out at $699 for the 128GB model. The WiFi plus LTE model starts at $529 for the 16GB version and ramps up to $829 for 128GB.