Apple didn’t take pre-orders for the iPad Air, but it will reportedly offer eager customers Personal Pickup on Friday, November 1st, when the device goes on sale.
Personal Pickup lets buyers reserve their iPads online starting 12:01 AM midnight, and then pick it up from their nearest Apple Store without having to stand in line.
MacRumors notes that the iPad Air will be available in sufficient quantities on launch, with no shortages expected, making us wonder why the company didn’t put up the device for pre-order a week before launch, like it usually does for its other products.
According to 9to5Mac, Online orders for the iPad Air will go live on the Apple Online Store starting 3AM EST, November 1. You can use this option to get the iPad Air shipped to your house in case you don’t live close to an Apple Store. There’s also a possibility of Retina iPad mini pre-orders going live on the same day, November 1st, though that could change at the last moment.
Of course you could also stand in line outside an Apple Store to buy an iPad Air, which open at 8:00 am local time on Friday, November 1st.