Apple’s iPad Air 4 which Apple was supposed to make available at an unspecified date in October is now available for pre-order on Walmart.
Right now, you can only order the Rose Gold and Space Gray models among the five options Apple offers with the iPad Air 4. The shipping date on the product page is listed as October 30 right now, while it was October 23 a few minutes ago. This indicates pre-orders are filling in quickly.
Best Buy Canada also listed the release date for the iPad Air 4 earlier today as October 23. However, there’s now a “coming soon” label in its place.
Apple hasn’t updated its official iPad Air 4 store page yet. The reason Apple had to wait so long to launch the iPad Air 4 (it was announced at a September 15 event) is that it hadn’t received FCC approval yet. However, today, new FCC filings emerged suggesting that the iPad Air 4 obtained approval. Despite that, Apple’s iPad Air 4 page still has it written in fine print that the new iPad Air hasn’t received FCC approval.
A rumor suggests that Apple will launch the new iPad for pre-order on Friday, October 16 alongside new iPhones and will start shipping on October 23. This rumor lines up perfectly with the iPad Air 4 product listings on Walmart and Best Buy.
These bits of information are adequate hints to conclude that Apple will make its new iPad Air available for pre-order on October 16. So, we suggest you keep your wallets ready.
The iPad Air 4 has an updated design that brings it in line with the iPad Pro’s design with flat edges. The new iPad Air also has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button, which is a first for Appl. The iPad Air 4 ships with a powerful A14 Bionic processor, is available in five colors, and starts at $599.
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