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Tablet Hunting: New 4G iPads in Manhattan

Whew!

Mobile executives and industry analysts weren't kidding when they suggested that supplies of the new Apple iPads would be constrained at launch. (See Supply of New iPad Mini Will Be 'Ridiculously Tight' in Q4 and T-Mobile Zeros In on Tablets.)

Light Reading went to see what was available Friday lunchtime from the major carrier stores around Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Click on the image below to launch a slide show of what we found:

Maxi Pad
An Apple iPad Air -- with LTE -- spotted in the wilds of Manhattan.
An Apple iPad Air -- with LTE -- spotted in the wilds of Manhattan.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled the multi-band 4G LTE tablets on October 22. (See Apple's iPad Air Adds More LTE, But at a Price.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

pzernik 11/4/2013 | 8:36:54 PM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though How many megabytes to apply for Obamacare?  You know what they say "An Apple a day...."
DanJones 11/4/2013 | 3:35:53 PM
AT&T on iPad Launch "iPad activations on AT&T increased more than 200% over the past three days compared to last year's launch weekend, driven by consumer excitement around the new iPad Air and the popularity of AT&T Mobile Share, which lets customers add an iPad to their existing data plan for just $10 a month.  We also saw strong demand for AT&T Next, which offers customers an iPad for $0 down on the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network."

-- Ralph de la Vega, CEO, AT&T Mobility.
DanJones 11/4/2013 | 2:04:25 PM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though Blimey! One to watch that...
Sarah Thomas 11/4/2013 | 10:52:59 AM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though Sounds like there were even bigger issues over at T-Mobile. CEO John Legere and CNet reporter Roger Chen we're duking it over the details of its free data tablet offer on Twitter this morning. If you are a NEW T-Mobile customer, in order to get the free 200 MB of monthly data, you have to pay for the device up front. Existing customers don't have to though.

Here's CNet's story, but check out the back-and-forth on Twitter too: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57610605-94/t-mobiles-no-money-down-ipad-offer-requires-$20-monthly-plan-for-new-customers/
Sarah Thomas 11/4/2013 | 10:52:59 AM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though Sounds like there were even bigger issues over at T-Mobile. CEO John Legere and CNet reporter Roger Chen we're duking it over the details of its free data tablet offer on Twitter this morning. If you are a NEW T-Mobile customer, in order to get the free 200 MB of monthly data, you have to pay for the device up front. Existing customers don't have to though.

Here's CNet's story, but check out the back-and-forth on Twitter too: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57610605-94/t-mobiles-no-money-down-ipad-offer-requires-$20-monthly-plan-for-new-customers/
DanJones 11/4/2013 | 10:41:47 AM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though Don't know yet, certainly the carrier stores either didn't have the Air yet or were suppy constrained.
Sarah Thomas 11/4/2013 | 10:34:11 AM
Re: iPad Air is pretty nice though Interestingly, Apple hasn't announced its opening weekend sales numbers. It usually always does that with new produt launches. Should we read into this?
DanJones 11/3/2013 | 8:10:22 PM
iPad Air is pretty nice though Grabbed 5 minutes to check one out. Its a pretty slick machine.
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