iPad Mini Goes On Sale Today, Shorter Lines Develop

Apple iPad mini
Apple iPad mini

The WiFi version of Apple’s iPad Mini, which was announced at a press event last week, goes on sale today starting at 8:00 a.m local time.

The tablet starts at $329 and has a smaller 7.9-inch display than the regular iPad. It runs the same iOS 6 software and has the full capabilities of the iPad. The 3G / 4G versions will be available in a few weeks.

However, while most Apple launches kick off with massive lines, fewer people seem to be lining up for the new device. Reuters reported that lines were shorter than the iPhone launch in Australia and The Wall Street Journal reports the same in New Zealand.