The iPad Air is now shipping. You have multiple ways to buy it. The fastest way to get it is to drive to an Apple store and try to buy an iPad that way. Ordering online is more convenient but you will have to wait a few days to get your tablet. Apple is offering the iPad Air for $499 but Walmart is giving shoppers a $20 discount. The catch? Apple’s tablets deliver starting November 4. Walmart will have iPads for you as early as November 8.
You get two colors and 4 storage options to choose from. Free engraving is offered but that sets the shipping date back to November 12, at the time of this writing anyway. To summarize, Apple will ship the device to you faster. Walmart gets you the cheapest deal but if you buy online, you will have to wait a few days to get your device. Free engraving is available but it causes a small delay. Of course, you could always go to an Apple store and get your tablet today.