Yesterday, Xiaomi issued a Weibo communique that seems to contradict all past “open sales” information:
【64G版#小米平板#首发 速速转发预约】7月22日中午12点，10万台小米平板倾情来袭[鼓掌]，64G版首发仅售1699元，16G版1499元！全球首款Tegra K1处理器、全贴合7.9 吋视网膜屏、索尼800万像素背照式相机，完美适配的MIUI系统……最好用的安卓平板！想要请转发预约→http://t.cn/zRJ5Spw
[Millet tablet version 64G # # starting forwards haste appointment] at 12:00 on July 22, 100,000 units millet flat portrait struck [applause], first edition for only 1699 yuan 64G, 16G version 1499 yuan! The world’s first Tegra K1 processor, 7.9-inch full-fitting retina screen, Sony 8 million pixel back-illuminated camera, perfect adaptation MIUI system …… the best use of Android tablet! Please forward you want to make an appointment → http://t.cn/zRJ5Spw
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
It could be that all this time the 64GB Xiaomi MiPad was an exception to open sales — but that wasn’t stated in Weibo. Perhaps it was at the website itself.
At any rate, one-hundred thousand of the 64GB model will be available. It sounds to me like Xiaomi is ramping up production. Perhaps there will open sales of this after the first batch.