Apple’s iPad stock is running low amid rumors of refresh

Stock of Apple’s most affordable iPad model is running low at retail stores and online, suggesting a rumored refresh of the entry-level tablet is near.

iPad AvailabilityApple.com has severely limited iPad availability, with nearly all configurations showing significant delays in delivery time. Spot checks conducted by AppleInsider confirm the device is in low supply across the U.S. and many major markets including China, Japan and the UK.In the U.S., shipments for Space Gray and gold iPad variants are seeing delivery dates pushed back to between Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. The delay applies to all storage and connectivity configurations save for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model in Space Gray, which ships between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 in the U.S.

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