Another Apple launch weekend is upon us and, after a long mental debate with myself about whether or not to get a new Apple iPad Air, I did make the decision to buy one, upgrading from my iPad with Retina Display (third generation).
I chose to get my new iPad Air at the New Haven Apple Store. I wasn't disappointed.
The Apple Store had ample stock of the 32GB Space Grey Wi-Fi iPad Air. Stacey, sales associate who helped me, what polite, asked if I had any questions or if I needed help using iCloud to move my data from my iPad 3 to my new iPad.
A major factor in my decision to purchase the new iPad Air was the weight of the unit as compared to my iPad 3 without its plastic back shell and Smart Cover on. Being able to walk in and play with the new iPad Air without all of the security brackets and thick security cables was a major plus for me.
Another major benefit of shopping at the Apple Store rather than a big box store like Best Buy, which I did visit on Friday afternoon, was not only being virtually guaranteed to get the device I wanted, but also having my pick of new Apple accessories too.
In addition to buying the iPad Air, I also picked up a beige Apple Smart Case.
I've become a bit of a frequent visitor to this Apple Store over the last few weeks, and the store was busy, but not mobbed. Over all, it was a great shopping experience and I was in and out in 20 minutes.
If you are on the fence about getting a new iPad Air this weekend, there is still plenty of stock available at your local Apple Store and online. Third-party box stores inventory will vary. (The Best Buy store I went to on Friday only received 22 Wi-Fi only 32GB Space Grey iPad Airs for example.)