The iPad mini with LTE, is set to ship in mid-November, and based on pre-order confirmations, the iPad mini WiFi + Cellular will arrive on doorsteps in time for Black Friday.
Orders placed for the iPad mini WiFi + Cellular placed this morning arrive with a delivery date of November 23rd. This is the Friday after Thanksgiving, a major retail event, known as Black Friday.
Apple started iPad mini pre-orders late last night, and the first shipment of the white iPad mini WiFi only is already sold out for release day delivery. Users can still place orders, but delivery is 1-2 weeks out from November 2nd.
There is no option to upgrade to expedited shipping, which some users report adds a delivery date of November 21st, but there is no option to purchase the iPad mini with expedited shipping. Calls to Apple customer support can not upgrade users to expedited shipping. The iPad mini WiFi + Cellular is shipping from overseas, according to Apple support.
We may see an Apple Black Friday deal or promotion for the iPad mini and the rest of Apple’s new product lineup, most of which will be in Apple Stores by the middle of November. There are typically limited Apple Black Friday deals, but in the past the Apple Store offered small discounts on the iPad and other products.
It is unlikely Apple will offer any iPad Black Friday deals or iPad mini Black Friday deals as both products are brand new for the holidays. third-party retailers may use limited stock of the iPad 4th generation and the iPad mini to draw in shoppers.
The iPad mini is a new, smaller and thinner, iPad with a 7.9-inch display and an Apple A5 processor. The iPad is on sale today, with an iPad mini WiFI only release date of November 2nd.