The iPad Air starts at $499 for 16GB of internal storage and comes with two color options, Space Grey or Silver. It looks like Space Grey will forever be the old matte black and we are not sure how users will feel about this change in color options.
Highest price for the iPad Air sits at $929 for the 128GB LTE version, something we can only see a very niche part of Apple customers wanting. It is nice Apple has added the 128GB option once again and they have various LTE vendors worldwide for the iPad Air.
In the US, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile USA will offer the iPad Air on their stores and it can be bought on the Apple store with the contract. We are not sure about global carriers, we expect the three main Canadian carriers to have the iPad Air available.
The iPad Air has a full redesign to match the smaller iPad Mini and internally it has been decked out with the latest A7 processor, 2GB of RAM and a larger battery to keep the tablet running all day. Early reviews claim the iPad Air is incredibly light, so much so that users will not believe it at first.
Unlike the iPhone 5S launch, Apple is sure there will be no supply slip-ups. On the first few weeks of the iPhone 5S launch, Space Grey was the only color available after gold and silver got picked up by the majority of early buyers.
The same cannot be said for the iPad Mini with retina display, set to launch sometime in late November. The smaller retina display will apparently make the supply line pretty short for the first few months.