The iPad mini’s shipping times have just improved to 3-5 days on the Apple Online Store. This is the first time ever that the iPad mini’s shipping times have dropped below a week since launch. This change has been reflected in both the United States Apple Store as well as the Canadian Apple Store. Users in other countries are seeing the updated shipping time as well. However, users in the UK and some other European countries are still seeing dispatch times of two weeks.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the iPad mini is a smaller version of Apple’s iPad tablet and was announced in October of 2012. The device features a 7.9-inch non-Retina display. The mini is powered by an Apple A5 dual-core CPU and looks very similar to Apple’s iPhone 5 in terms of design. When launched, Apple sold out of the device in 72 hours and sold around 3 million devices during its first weekend on the market.