updated 03:26 pm EDT, Thu October 31, 2013
Stock still solid at mainland Chinese storefront
The iPad Air is already sold out at Apple's Hong Kong online store, checks show. The tablet went on sale in the region earlier today, with initial delivery times quoted at one to two weeks. The sellout stands in contrast with other regions, including mainland China, which are still promising shipping within 24 hours.
Apple may have devoted fewer units to Hong Kong since the region is just one city within China. The storefront may also have been immediately besieged by scalpers, since Hong Kong prices are typically cheaper than in the mainland, which also has no cellular-equipped models yet.