Apple promises to deliver your iPad Air on Monday

All flavors of the space gray and silver Air are available at Apple's online store with an estimated delivery date of November 4.

Consumers who order the new iPad Air from Apple online's store today can expect to receive it on Monday.

iPad Air sales kicked off Friday in 42 different countries among a host of retailers. Shoppers can try to pick up the new Air through one of many brick-and-mortar stores. But those who go through Apple's online site won't have to wait long to see the new tablet at their doorstep.

Apple lists all models of the Air as in stock and scheduled to be delivered Monday, November 4. Available in space gray or silver, the new iPad comes in four different capacities -- 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + Cellular editions through all four major US carriers are all up for grabs.

The 16Gb iPad Air is being sold at a discount through certain third-party retailers.

Walmart is selling the 16GB iPad Air for $479, $20 off the retail price. Target and Staples are also offering the same $20 off the 16GB version. And Radio Shack has a trade-in deal that gives you up to $175 in return for your old iPad.

However, Apple and Best Buy will match the discounted prices offered by Walmart, Target, and Staples, but only at their retail stores, according to MacRumors.

Update, 9:15 a.m. PT: Adds price match information.

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