iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders begin October 17, ship end of next week [Updated]

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Apple has just announced that the pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will begin this Friday, and shipping starts soon.

Apple has just announced that pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will begin on Friday, October 17. Carriers have not released information for their Cellular models, yet, but pre-orders will probably begin soon for them as well. AS far as shipping goes, Apple says they will begin shipping at the end of next week, which means they should pop in stores right around the same time as well.

Update: The full list of territories where the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 can be pre-ordered is just below, as taken from Apple’s official press release:

Both iPads will be available starting later next week in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (Wi-Fi models only), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Availability in Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and elsewhere around the world, will continue through the end of October with additional global availability in the coming months. iPads are sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers.