NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In a surprise move, Apple (AAPL) began selling its new iPad Mini Retina Display online as of midnight on Monday.

TheStreet's Brittany Umar said the initial launch was previously unknown, but Apple had said it would be sometime "later in November." After the launch date was leaked, Apple decided to start selling the iPads now. 

Currently, the new iPad is available in Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore and the United States, she added. Depending on the version, it should ship within 10 business days. 

In other tech news, Google  (GOOG) Glass will feature music capabilities, Umar said. Users can search, stream, and get suggestions for music via voice command through Google's Play application. 

Specifically designed headphones will allow users to listen to the music, she concluded.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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