Apple Sells Out of Remaining Launch Day iPad Mini Pre-Order Stock
While Apple sold out of white iPad mini pre-order stock in just minutes on Friday, supplies of the black models held out quite bit longer for those in the United States where Apple was showing greatest availability.
Availability of the black models in the U.S. online store began to slip on Saturday, when shipping dates for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model moved to two weeks. The 32 GB and 64 GB models have now followed suit, and all Wi-Fi iPad mini models are now being quoted two-week shipping estimates. Apple is still quoting its original "Mid November" estimate for cellular-capable models in the U.S., with other countries seeing "Late November" estimates.
The iPad mini will officially launch this Friday, November 2. For those who were not able place pre-orders in time, Apple's retail stores will begin sales at 8:00 AM on Friday.
Apple's fourth-generation iPad is also launching on Friday under a similar schedule that will see cellular-capable models delayed until mid-to-late November. New pre-orders for Wi-Fi iPad models are currently seeing shipping estimates of one week in many countries, with some seeing two-week estimates.
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Top Rated Comments
Never underestimate the number of idiots who have time to come to an Apple related forum to trash Apple products.
Just curious what the numbers are. Apple could have 10 iPad mini tablets and sell them out.
I just like numbers when it comes to sales so am curious to see them.
Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.
It's almost eerie how how similar they read to the recent sentiments expressed here. You can copy&paste these into a recent iPhone/iPad/iPad mini threads and they won't look out of place.These are quotes just from the first page of that thread, all from 11 years ago.