Interest in Apple’s (AAPL) much rumored iPad mini tablet seems muted compared to typical Apple device launches, but the show must go on nonetheless. Apple’s newest mobile device is now available in the United States starting at a hefty $329, and while launch-day preorder inventory did sell out in under four days, additional iPad mini stock will be available at Apple Stores across the country. Featuring a 7.9-inch low-resolution display, the iPad mini has taken heat for launching with lighter specs than its competitors at a higher price point. Early reviews noted that the fantastic build quality Apple is known for shines on the iPad mini though, and while the tablet’s display is “terrible” compared to Apple’s Retina-equipped devices, it’s still provides a terrific experience.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.