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iPad mini orders en route for early online buyers

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Tue October 30, 2012

Mini Smart Covers already being delivered

Apple is beginning to ship early online orders of the iPad mini, notes MacRumors. Although the company's official tracking page is showing orders as "Preparing for Shipment," FedEx data indicates that many tablets are already en route. People who ordered Smart Covers for their Minis are in fact starting to receive the accessories.

For major product launches Apple typically lets accessories arrive early, but instructs couriers to hold on to the main packages until their launch date, in this case November 2nd. Some people have seen hardware ship prematurely, but this is normally blamed on mistakes by individual courier employees or local branches.

Yesterday Apple sold out of online launch stock for the Mini. New orders will only be delivered in mid-November, around the same time the first 3G/4G-equipped Minis reach the public.

by MacNN Staff



  1. lkrupp

    Junior Member

    Joined: 05-13-01

    Ooooooo, early buyers. I can't wait to hear the first whines, rants, and conspiracy theories.

    "The iPad mini is a piece of unfinished crap."

    "It won't turn on"

    "It won't connect to my home network with my 10 year old obsolete router. Apple better get its act together."

    "I'm returning mine and getting a Nexus"

    "Mine has a scratch on it that needs a magnifying lens to see. Apple's quality is going down the tubes."

    "Steve wouldn't have released this."

    "It's too small."

    "It's too big."

    "I need to install iOS 4 on it. How do I do that?"

    "Where's Flash?"

    "Where's YouTube?"

    "Where's Google Maps?"

    "Android is winning!"

    Well you get the idea. I can't wait.

  1. blahblahbber


    Joined: 02-01-05

    crApple sold all 10 puniPads in one sitting!! OMG, WOWWW!!...

    straight lame tactics, this game is old... nearly smells of rotten fruit.

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 01-25-07

    Dude. Honestly. Don't buy the products if you don't like 'em.
    Why are you hanging out on a site named MacNN?

    Did Apple pee in your cornflakes? Seek some professional help, please.

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