LTE iPad Minis Shipping Sooner Than Expected, Possibly Arriving By The End Of The Week

Last Friday it was reported that the LTE iPad mini was expected to ship in five business days, but the cellular-capable versions are shipping sooner than expected, and many are seeing delivery dates of this Friday, November 16.

Customers who pre-ordered the LTE version of the iPad mini models have started receiving shipping notices, with a range of delivery dates. The earliest of the pre-orders are seeing the devices arriving in the U.S. as early as this Thursday, but not arriving until Friday or the following Monday.

The Wi-Fi only iPad mini model launched earlier this month alongside the fourth-generation iPad. Apple recently announced that together the two devices sold more than 3 million units over the launch weekend.

AT&T is also expected to start selling the LTE iPad mini version on Friday, probably alongside other retailers, including Apple. AT&T is offering a $100 discount for buyers who sign up for a two-year contract, even with the $10 tablet add-on package for a Mobile Share plan.

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