iPad mini Mid - 23 - Mid?

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  1. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Did anyone else's status on the LTE mini switch from Mid November to 23 November back to Mid November?
     
  2. blantonreed macrumors member

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    Mine did. Not really sure why it's going back and forth.
     
  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Yes, mine did. I don't take this as a good sign. It tells me they are less sure about availability and delivery dates.
     
  4. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Removing a specific date as deadline for receiving the product implies a delay of some sort.
     
  5. Eragon macrumors newbie

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    Based on the above, I did a simple Google with the following:

    Is there a delay in the ipad mini LTE

    A number of blogs are now reporting speculations that Apple may not be able to fulfill this order in a timely manner.

    Looks like nothing mysterious about the date change other than to tell customers supply will not meet demand, even for day one preorders.
     
  6. reputationZed thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But then why still say Mid November? You can't go much latter than the 23rd and still call it 'mid'. I thought even the 23rd was a stretch. Random blog post of dubious accuracy aside I'm not all that worried about the change, just thought it odd and wondered if others were seeing the same. My thought was that the 23rd was a pessimistic date and that we would actually see our mini's shipping before that date.I read one post were the poster had been told by an Apple CSR that the mini should actually ship by the 16th ( which is incidentally a lot closer to what I'd consider 'mid').
     
  7. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    It can ship anytime between the 15th and the 21st. The 23rd was latest it would be delivered, not shipped. Apple realized that they can't guarantee a delivery by the 23rd, so they removed it. If it potentially ships on the 21st, with Thanksgiving slowing shipping, it could potentially arrive later in the week of the 26th. Also, shipping from China is fast. Shipping from Brazil may not be as fast.
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I just ordered a 16GB black LTE today and it said ships mid November.
     
  9. guitardave62000 macrumors regular

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    posted this in another thread, but when I asked a customer service rep, I was told there could be a potential delay because of hurricane Sandy.

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  10. djransom macrumors 68040

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    What does Sandy have to do if the iPad is shipping from China UNLESS it's shipping to the east coast?
     
  11. guitardave62000 macrumors regular

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    Just telling you what I was told. I did not tell her where I lived and that was her response.
     
  12. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    Most if not all FedEx packages are routed through Memphis, which could have a backlog due to the storm.

    Plus, isn't the Mini made in Brazil? If coming from Brazil, my guess is they could be delayed due to Brazil, not being the best at shipping things out quickly as well.
     

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