The online Apple store is now listing the iPad 4 as in stock, meaning you can order one now and expect it to ship in 1-3 business days. Apple’s supply has been constrained lately, but the company seems to have the situation under control now.Priced at $499 in the U.S. and at €499 throughout Europe, the base iPad model with Wi-Fi networking and 16 gigs of storage can be yours in less than three days if you place an order now.
Apple is no longer facing supply shortages, which either means someone is doing a heck of a job to streamline operations, or the iPad simply isn’t all that hot anymore.
Perhaps it’s a combination of both, but for those who were really aching to get one, now’s the perfect time to do so.
The “In Stock” listing applies to all models, including the Black & Slate and White & Silver versions with their three respective storage configurations – 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
The cellular version of the 4th-generation iPad is still slated for mid-November shipping, but you can pre-order one with Apple now. Supported carriers in the United States include AT&&, Sprint, and Verizon.
The iPad 4 boasts Apple’s all-new (custom-designed) A6X chip which delivers up to twice the performance of the previous-generation A5X chip. And that includes graphics, without sacrificing the legendary 10-hour battery life of the Apple tablet.
The new iPad also features advanced Wi-Fi that’s up to twice as fast as any previous-generation Apple tablet. Like the iPad mini, the fourth-gen iPad also supports access to more cellular data networks worldwide.
Another touted enhancement over the previous-generation iPad is the enhanced FaceTime HD camera on the front of the device.