iPad Air tracker shows availability at up to 20 stores

iPad Air hunters have a new tool that searches Apple's retail store availability for fresh stock.

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On the hunt for Apple's new tablet today or in the near future? There are still plenty of models available both online and in stores, but it might not stay that way for long.

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Developer Mordy Tikotzky, who created a tool for finding stock and being alerted to new deliveries of iPhone 5S models last month, has a new version for iPads. It checks all of Apple's stores near a particular ZIP code, so that you don't have to go through a similar, but more complex, process on Apple's online store.

Currently Apple is listing all but the 128GB space gray iPad on T-Mobile as available to ship in time for a November 4 delivery in the US. That 128GB model is listed as shipping in 5 to 10 business days. Those times could get pushed back as sales progress.

Along with the tracker for the Air, Tikotzky has put together a tracker for the iPad Mini with the Retina Display, which won't go on sale until later this month, and is expected to be in very short supply . Also planned is an alerts tool for iPad Air hunters that will notify them when a particular model comes back into any particular store.

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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.


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