Apple announced the brand new iPad mini about a week ago. Though not quite jammed with features as we usually expect from Apple products, it is still quite an impressive product. The WiFi only model was scheduled for a November 2 launch and the LTE versions 2 weeks after that. Unfortunately as it has become customary, Apple has quickly run of supplies and people who ordered their respective models are waking up to find out their shipping dates being altered.
Initially the shipping date for LTE models was 23rd November for those who ordered it on day 1. This was already a week late than what Apple promised. Now users are finding out the release date being change to ‘mid November’ which is an indication that Apple is running into more delays with no concrete shipping date. Those ordering today might see their shipping date extending even further than November, possibly even in December which is not good.
These delays might cost Apple in the lucrative holiday season which usually racks in impressive sales figures. Poor supply or impressive demand? Let’s hope whatever the cause of the supply shortage is, it’s resolved soon and people start getting their iPad mini as soon as possible.