Apple's new iPads now available for in-store pickup at some Apple Stores, according to a recent story from MacRumors. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available for in-store pickup at a growing list of retail locations in the United States,
For now, in-store pick-up is limited to Wi-Fi-only iPads and is available at a limited number of retail locations. However, as soon as Apple catches up to demand for the new tablets, all Apple Stores from the United States and all over the world should be able to offer this as a default option.
To see if the in-store pickup is available at nearby retail location, head over to Apple’s US Online Store, choose your iPad model and check the bottom of the page. There, if personal pickup is available, you’ll see the “Available for pickup” message. You can also click the “Check availability” link and enter your ZIP code to get a list of nearby stores allowing you to pick up your iPad in person.
It's also possible to choose the “Pick up” option when you check out and after that selecting an Apple Retail Store near you.
After that, Apple will send you an email when your order is ready to be picked up. What's nice is that you can have someone else pick up your iPad for you. At the moment, all iPad Air 2 models on Apple’s Online Store in the United States were 2-4 business days out, with the iPad mini 3 models showing shipping availability within 24 hours.
What about you - are you getting one of the new iPads or you're going for a previous model?