Retina iPad mini Shipping Times Now 5-10 Days for 64GB, 128GB Wi-Fi Models

Looks like the first Retina iPad mini models have started to have decreased supply due to heavy demand, in particular the 64GB and 128GB Wi-Fi models as both are now showing “available to ship” times of 5-10 business days.

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During last night’s launch, shipping estimates were at 1-3 business days. The increased timeframe for these models has affected online stores in Canada, the USA and the UK from our quick checks. The increased shipping times first showed up in the Apple Store app this morning, then moved over to the web:

With Christmas demand starting (or already underway depending on how late you like to shop), it’ll be interesting to see if Apple can lower these estimates to 24 hours.

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  • rvs007

    Actually, I ordered at 3:06am EST (moments after the online site went live) and the shipping time for 64GB & 128GB wifi models were already 5-10 business days. But that doesn’t matter now because in-store reservation just went live and I can grab one today at the store.