Apple Getting Ready To Ship Early iPad Mini Pre-Orders

Apple is already preparing to ship early iPad Mini pre-orders of Wifi-only models for delivery on Friday, November 2, the official launch date for the device, according to MacRumors who is reporting with reference to a couple of its forum reports and a Twitter user from UK and Germany respectively.

Apple typically updates order status to “Preparing for Shipment” just before arranging with delivery companies like UPS and FedEx to have shipments held until the launch date.

The first wave of 16GB white iPad mini pre-orders in Canada sold out in less than 24 hours and is now showing 2 weeks availability. Similarly, the initial pre-orders for 16GB Wi-Fi models in black have now also been sold in Canada, though US Apple Store still shows availability for all black models. No estimated date for initial deliveries of Wi-Fi + Cellular models in Canada has yet been specified by Apple.

Are you seeing the updated status for your iPad Mini pre-order yet?