Great news for those who haven’t yet bought an iPad mini: shipping times have improved to just one week in the U.S. and Canada, ensuring that orders placed before midnight on December 12 will be delivered in time for Christmas.
The new and improved shipping times include all models of the smaller iPad: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB in black or white and with Wi-Fi only and cellular capabilities. As of now, these ship times are only seen in the U.S. and Canada online stores.
Usually shipping time updates happen in Australia and New Zealand first, like when the iPhone 5 shipping delay improved. So either other countries will start to catch up soon, the one week delay will be exclusive to the U.S. and Canada while Apple catches up to demand, or Apple is focusing supply to certain countries for the holidays.
Either way, keep checking back to see how the times change. Otherwise, keep trying at Apple retail stores, as they receive regular shipments and hopefully you’ll be able to get your hands on one.
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