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iPad Mini Ship Times Drop to 3-5 Days on US, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong Apple Online Stores

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 25, 2013.

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    iPad Mini ship times have dropped to 3-5 days at a number of Apple Online Stores around the world, including the U.S., Canadian, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Japanese outlets. This was first noticed by iPhoneinCanada.ca.

    The most notable exception to the shipping time improvement is the European stores, which have a 2 week lead time.

    During its first quarter conference call, Apple executives noted that the iPad mini was constrained for the entire holiday quarter. The company believes it can achieve supply/demand balance on the mini by the end of the March quarter.

    Article Link: iPad Mini Ship Times Drop to 3-5 Days on US, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong Apple Online Stores
  2. mrsir2009, Jan 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

    macrumors 604


    Seems like dropping the PZ supplier didn't have much effect on the waiting times.
  3. macrumors regular


    Wow, you went there....
  4. macrumors 68000


  5. macrumors 68040


    Figures. I just ordered a mini for my grandpa and had to wait a week and a half for it to come.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Waiting 4 Retina!
  7. macrumors 6502a

    In my experience this is standard for the UK. What Amazon will happily deliver tomorrow, Apple (and Google too from its Play Devices store) make a promise for a few days. I've no time for that. Once I decide I want something, I'd rather take it tomorrow than wait for next week. I even backed off buying a Chromebook today, after I noticed Amazon were quoting delivery in "business days". Amazon mostly delivers though.

    Paint me impatient if you want.
  8. macrumors 65816

    You're not the only one! I just hope I don't have to wait until October for it.
  9. Codyak, Jan 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Retina or bust.
  10. macrumors 68000

    The more they sale the more their stock prices drop.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Same here. In an other rumour it was predicted the updated mini will released March. Please, let it be true!
  12. macrumors 65816

    It doesn't make sense for Apple to release all of their iOS devices in Sept/Oct. with nothing of significance being released the first half of 2013 so that's why I think there's hope for a March iPad release and possibly the iPhone in June.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Yeah, supply will catch up with demand at the end of the quarter— when everyone stops buying in anticipation of the refresh!
  14. macrumors 6502

    They will continue to sell lots of them, particularly once the new one is announced and the price of the older model drops to $279.
  15. macrumors 65816

    I feel the need to follow certain trends, so here I go:

    Apple is doomed because demand has decreased!
  16. macrumors member

    Same here - Retina or Nada.
  17. macrumors regular

    I'm waiting for the ipad mini 2nd gen not really for the retina but for the specs . The 1st gen ipad mini is ipad 2 so I hope the ipad mini 2 comes out march !!!!! I sold my ipad 2 to buy the
    Mini till I found out about the specs. Hoping for march !! Don't wanna wait till October
  18. cgc
    macrumors 6502a

    Way to alter the quoted message to suit your needs.


    Yeah, I want retina and A6 in the next Mini then I'm buying one. Whether it's March or October I'll wait.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    YAY! I'll be ordering mine soon!

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