Apple’s iPad mini 6 shipping times have slipped since launch. If you’ve run into problems finding the iPad mini 6 model you want, you’ll want to keep an eye out for new stock, look at alternative places to order, and check for stock in stores.
Shipping times for select iPad mini 6 storage sizes, colors, and carriers have been pushed into early 2022. They could continue to get worse before they get better.
The Wall Street Journal says Foxconn expects supply chain issues to stretch into the second half of next year. So while we may see some improvements, things may not get back to normal until the latter part of 2022.
If you’re able to find the iPad mini 6 model you want in stock, and you want the new tablet in your hands as soon as possible, you’ll want to order right now if you can.
While some iPad mini 6 models might not ship until mid-to-late January or later, you might be able to find one for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer. That said, there’s no telling how much inventory each store will have so it’s definitely a gamble.
If you’re having trouble finding your top choice in stock, you’ll want to track iPad mini 6 stock at Apple, carriers, and retailers to see if you can find one for delivery or in-store pickup. If you put in some time, you might be able to find what you’re looking for.
In this guide, we will help you find an iPad mini 6 in stock at Apple, your carrier, or at a retailer. You can try calling a store to inquire about the inventory on-hand, but you may just want to order online where you can see the estimated delivery date displayed on the site.
How to Find the iPad mini 6 in Stock
There are a few ways to quickly check for iPad mini 6 stock from your computer or your phone.
Choose the iPad mini 6 model you want and enter your local zip code. The site or app will show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
Some models are currently unavailable for in-store pickup. That said, we expect to see new stock emerge in the near future so you’ll want to check fairly often.
If you are unable to secure the iPad mini 6 you want at Apple, and you don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, make sure you check your carrier.
Open up your carrier’s app or click on the links below to get to the new iPad mini pages and then you can pick your model, color, and storage to see if you can get a quick delivery.
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at Verizon
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at AT&T
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at T-Mobile
You should be able to see the estimated iPad mini 6 delivery dates before you check out. If the estimated ship date is too far out, you can try buying your tablet from a retailer.
Retailers like Best Buy and Walmart might show you a much faster delivery date even though Apple’s delivery estimates are pushed way out.
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at Amazon
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at Walmart
- Check iPad mini 6 Stock at Best Buy
We’ll continue to update this guide as iPad mini 6 stock fluctuates throughout the year.
Install iOS 15.7 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.7 update right away.
iOS 15.7 brings 11 security patches along with it. If you want to take a look at the details, head over to Apple's security site for more.
If you missed iOS 15.6.1, it had two security patches on board which are essential if you want to keep your device and its data safe from harm. You can read more about the pair on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.6 update, it had 30+ security upgrades on board. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.5 it brought 27 new security patches to the iPhone. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.7 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.7 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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