Most iPad Mini 6 Shipping Estimates Now Extend into November

Apple opened pre-orders for the iPad mini 6 right after last week's "California streaming" event, with first orders arriving this Friday, but anyone who is waiting for the reviews to come in before they order one will likely have a wait on their hands, as estimated delivery times for many variants have since slipped into November in the U.S. and select other countries.

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For example, for a 256GB Wi-Fi ‌iPad mini‌ in Pink, Apple's website gives a 3-4 week shipping estimate, while estimates lengthen to 4-6 weeks for the same capacity in Starlight or Purple. Most variants are available in 4-6 weeks, with 3-4 weeks being the earliest delivery estimate.

As with every Apple product launch, it is possible that lengthy delivery estimates are a result of low supply rather than high demand. However, the ‌iPad mini‌ was arguably the standout product in Apple's event, thanks to its 8.3-inch display and chassis redesign in the vein of the iPad Air.

The new ‌iPad mini‌ is also the only iPad with Apple's latest A15 Bionic chip, and like the iPad Pro, includes a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera enabling Center Stage, so there's good reason for ‌iPad mini‌ fans to be excited again.

Review embargos for the ‌iPad mini‌ 6 lift later today, so be sure to check back here on MacRumors for a full reviews roundup.

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Nozuka Avatar
35 months ago

I think the old design is nicer, hear me out, the bezels are hugeeeee in the new mini the old one had very slim side bezels and now it’s taller and narrower it just looks strange the bezels are a distraction
To me the old one looks very outdated.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rpmurray Avatar
35 months ago
I don't think Apple is really short on supply. They just make it an artificial scarcity by pushing out the estimated delivery times. This causes people to want to order it now to get it sooner. Then when Apple ships it a little bit earlier than that to the customer, the customer gets the warm and fuzzies for getting it "early".
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5232152 Avatar
35 months ago
I really like it but the price does not match the specs. Sorry Tim
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SanderEvers Avatar
35 months ago

I think the old design is nicer, hear me out, the bezels are hugeeeee in the new mini the old one had very slim side bezels and now it’s taller and narrower it just looks strange the bezels are a distraction
I just read that in Donald Trump's voice.

Also the bezels aren't huge. They are about half than the width of your thumb. Which is handy becuase you need two hands in order to use it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
izzle22 Avatar
35 months ago

So you think having huge bezels and home bar is better than slim bezels and bigger screen width side
I think your vision of "huge" is slightly exaggerated? Huge would be what the top and bottom bezels are on the old/current mini. The new Mini looks much fresher and more with the current times. Looks very close to my iPad pro. Most will like this new version much better. Hence the strong sales.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Techwatcher Avatar
35 months ago

I think the old design is nicer, hear me out, the bezels are hugeeeee in the new mini the old one had very slim side bezels and now it’s taller and narrower it just looks strange the bezels are a distraction
Slim side bezels and gigantic top and bottom ones--and people complained about that too. People like you are never satisfied.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)