With iPad refresh looming, stock runs low on Apple's older modelsConsumers are finding some iPad models difficult to get their hands on, as resellers have begun showing depleted stock ahead of a late March press event at which Apple is widely expected to debut the iPad Air 2's successor.
As indicated in AppleInsider's own price guides, numerous iPad models are on backorder or simply sold out. The iPad Air and Air 2 — the two devices most likely to be supplanted — are experiencing the most serious stock outs.
Also affected are older iPad mini versions. While the iPad mini 4 is still in abundant supply, the mini 2 is harder to find.
The supply constraints don't appear to affect Apple's own retail channels, as the majority if iPad models are currently listed as "In Stock" through the company's online store.
Apple is rumored to introduce the so-called iPad Air 3 alongside a new 4-inch iPhone at a press event on March 22. Some reports have suggested that Apple may actually brand it as a smaller iPad Pro, bringing with it support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.
iPad Air 2
|16GB Silver WiFi Only||$399.00||place order||$399.00||back order||$370.00||$431.99||View||$399.00||$29.00|
|16GB Space Gray WiFi Only||$399.00||place order||$399.00||back order||$374.50||$431.99||View||sold out||$24.50|
|16GB Gold WiFi Only||$399.00||place order||$399.00||back order||$347.40||$431.99||View||$399.00||$51.60|
|16GB Silver WiFi + Cellular||$529.00||$509.99||$509.00||$524.00||$546.34||$572.39||n/a||n/a||$20.00|
|16GB Space Gray WiFi + Cellular||$529.00||$514.00||place order||$524.00||$544.95||sold out||n/a||n/a||$15.00|
|16GB Gold WiFi + Cellular||$529.00||$524.00||$529.00||$519.00||$504.95||$572.39||n/a||n/a||$24.05|
|64GB Silver WiFi Only||$499.00||$494.00||$499.00||$499.00||$479.94||$539.99||View||sold out||$19.06|
|64GB Space Gray WiFi Only||$499.00||$494.00||$494.00||$494.00||$484.99||$539.99||View||$499.00||$14.01|
|64GB Gold WiFi Only||$499.00||$479.00||$494.00||$494.00||$479.00||$539.99||View||$499.00||$20.00|
|64GB Silver WiFi + Cellular||$629.00||place order||$624.00||$624.00||$638.00||$680.39||n/a||n/a||$5.00|
|64GB Space Gray WiFi + Cellular||$629.00||place order||$599.00||$629.00||$623.50||$680.39||n/a||$629.00||$30.00|
|64GB Gold WiFi + Cellular||$629.00||place order||$624.00||$629.00||$622.99||$680.39||n/a||n/a||$6.01|
|128GB Silver WiFi Only||$699.00||sold out||$699.00||sold out||$618.00||sold out||View||sold out||$81.00|
|128GB Space Gray WiFi Only||$699.00||sold out||$549.00||sold out||$618.84||sold out||View||sold out||$150.00|
|128GB Gold WiFi Only||$699.00||sold out||$729.00||sold out||$609.00||sold out||View||sold out||$90.00|
|128GB Silver WiFi + Cellular||$829.00||sold out||sold out||sold out||$715.00||sold out||n/a||n/a||$114.00|
|128GB Space Gray WiFi + Cellular||$829.00||sold out||sold out||back order||$747.00||sold out||n/a||n/a||$82.00|
|128GB Gold WiFi + Cellular||$829.00||sold out||sold out||$699.00||$746.99||sold out||n/a||n/a||$130.00|
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