Come 1st of November, Apple will be releasing the iPad Air to the masses. Given the popularity of the iPads in the past, will Apple face any shortages with the iPad Air? Perhaps not, unless of course Apple has underestimated the demand for the tablet, but according to a report by 9to5Mac, they claim that their sources have revealed to them that Apple Stores and resellers around the country have begun to receive their shipments of the tablet, with reports that some of the larger Apple Stores have even received anywhere between 500-1,000 units, suggesting that there should be plenty of iPad Air stock as far as launch day in-store purchases are concerned.
Previously Apple had faced iPad shortages when it was launched thanks to the popularity of the tablet, but with the new iPad mini with Retina display set for launch later in November, are would-be iPad customers holding out for the smaller and sharper tablet? Or did the iPad Air’s recent benchmark results more than convince customers that this is the tablet for them? There have been rumors about Apple being worried the iPad mini with Retina display could eat into iPad sales, but either way we guess we will just have to wait and see what the response of customers are. What do you guys think? Are you planning to get the new iPad Air for yourself, or is the iPad mini with Retina display a more attractive option?