Apple Preparing Early iPad mini Shipments for November 2nd Delivery

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Apple Preparing Early iPad mini Shipments for November 2nd Delivery

With Apple’s white iPad mini pre-orders already sold out, shipping times for some of the models are not available to ship for at least two weeks. However, even with this delay for the 16GB Black and Slate model and some of the white models, Apple is preparing to ship iPad minis out to customers who successfully submitted their pre-orders on Friday which was the first day it was available.

These pre-orders are expected to be delivered on November 2nd, which is also the day that the iPad mini will go on sale in Apple’s Retail Stores and in third party retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart, although it is very likely that these chains will have limited models and capacities to offer customers. Apple typically tells delivery companies to hold shipments for delivery until the day the device becomes available in stores, although devices are often delivered early.

This was seen with the third generation iPad and iPhone 5 earlier this year, with may users reporting that their devices arrived several days before the expected date of delivery. Some international countries are experiencing 2 week delivery dates for all models of the iPad mini, and Apple has promised that the cellular models will be available in mid-November as they typically take longer to manufacture, test, and ship.

Have you pre-ordered your iPad mini? What is your shipping estimate?

{Via MacRumors}


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  • KD

    8 GB ordered Fri at 1201 from the App Store. Delivery 2 Nov before 5pm. Pink cover arrived today. Ottorbox cover in process of being shipped from manufacturer.

  • Freddypop

    Engraved 32 GB white mini ordered last Friday with delivery date 21/11

  • Tomas Z. Ethiopia

    black 16GB mini pre-ordered, No dates for delivery but today the update shows that it has been shipped on 29th, already received the smart cover on 31 Oct

  • hello

    Black 32gb ipad mini pre-ordered 2nd day arriving on 11/19

  • Teryll Coleman

    November 2nd before 3pm..

  • Jake

    Estimated to ship in “2 weeks” for engraved Wi-Fi version, estimated delivery of Nov. 16. Ordered at 3 AM on Friday, so I know I’m getting one of the first ones…I expect it’ll get here before then.

  • Ken

    2 weeks!!! Estimated delivery day is 14 Nov. im in singapore though

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