iPad mini iPad Mini Shipping Dates

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sammyjankis, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    For those who have ordered an ipad mini, have they been generally coming earlier then the original estimated delivery date?

    I'm heading home from college for the holidays and need to know which address to ship to.

  2. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2009
    By Grabthar's Hammer
    FWIW, I ordered my daughter one on November 25th. The estimated shipping time was 2 weeks. It's scheduled to arrive on 12/5...
  3. macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2003
    The Frigid Wasteland of MN
    I ordered a 64Gb Mini, verizon, black on Nov 26.
    I paid for 2 to 3 day shipping.

    Order Date Nov 26.
    Orginal Date was Dec 14th.
    Shipped on Dec 1.
    Projected Arrival Dec 5 4:30
    In my hands 1 hour ago at 1:00 CST on Dec 3.

    My personal suggestion though is to send it home, I would rather not have it a few days. Than not have it over xmas break
  4. macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2007
    I think there's more of a wait with the 16GBs, I also ordered on the 26th for delivery on the 17th and mine is still processing.
  5. macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    You still have to wait?

    I went to the apple store this week and got a mini. No ordering, no waiting. Just got it from the many sitting there.

    Went back the next day for a question about our iPad 1 (getting rid of the 5G "other"? they wiped it) and saw mini after mini just waiting for sale. And then they carried out about a dozen more. Had my choice of color and size.
  6. macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2012
    Same here. I originally ordered online and was mildly annoyed by the 2-week ship time. Went to the Apple store the next day and walked out with the exact model and color that I wanted (cancelled my online order, of course). They had a bunch at their express shopping table or whatever it's called -- granted, those were mostly the WiFi + cellular ones, so I guess you could luck out depending on which version you're looking to get.

    My advice is to stop by your local Apple store (if you're close to one) and check out what they have in stock before placing an order online.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2012
    I ordered my 16G Verizon mini on Nov 29th (a thursday), and it arrived on Dec 3rd (a monday). I was really surprised. I'm still waiting for my Smart Cover to arrive!
  8. macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    Ordered white 16gb Mini on 11/25, two week ship
    Projected delivery 12/17
    Shipped today from Shanghai, CN, delivery this Friday, 12/7
    10 days early :)
  9. steve217, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

    macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2011
    Ordered Black 16gb Wifi Nov. 17.

    Original delivery date was December 11th.

    Got it on November 30th ... and it's waiting to be opened December 25th.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    Ordered on 11/23 scheduled to be delivered on on 12/6.
    Which is about a week earlier than the date quoted during the order process
  11. Patsyx, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2012
    I ordered mine on 26/10/12 and its due to arrive on the 11/12/12 still not in England yet so no tracking information but I could buy one at the local shop now not pleased
  12. macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    I ordered on Nov 25 and had an expected delivery date of Dec 17. Just received a shipping notice this morning; Apple estimates Dec 10 but FedEx's tracking says Dec 7.
  13. ericrwalker, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

    macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Ordered a white 16gb/wifi version on the 28th. Says deliver date 19 Dec.

    UPDATE: Looks like my order was processed on December 7th and shipped from Shanghai, I should receive it on the 13th.

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