The $479 price for the Apple iPad Air is being matched by Best Buy and Apple, but only at their physical stores. A check of their websites shows the regular $499 price for the 16GB model of the device. Office supplies retailer Staples will match the $479 price at its stores and online (through November 8th) while Radio Shack won't match the $20 haircut, at least not at this time. Radio Shack is running a trade-in promotion that gives as much as $300 to those trading in an older smartphone or tablet.
As for the Apple iPad mini with Retina display, a launch for the tablet is unknown. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he is not certain that Apple has built enough of the product to meet what is expected to be huge demand for the 7.9 inch slate. Problems with the Retina display panel have slowed down production. The other day, we told you that a product page for Target is listing November 21st as a launch date for the device.
source: Walmart, Staples via 9to5Mac