updated 03:13 pm EST, Thu November 8, 2012
November 21st may be main target
Apple has reversed course on the delivery dates quoted for early online orders of the 4G iPad mini, buyers say. When the tablet first went up for preorder, people were quoted dates of November 21 or the 23. Apple then switched the dates to a more generic "mid-November" timeframe, perhaps signalling that it wasn't sure it could meet its goals.
Now, though, buyers tell 9to5Mac that precise dates are coming back. Specifically people are being quoted a November 21 delivery, even in cases where they were previously told the 23 was the target. New preorders are still being assigned a mid-November date.