updated 05:31 pm EST, Sat November 23, 2013
All Retina iPad minis now shipping in 5-10 days
The 16GB and 32GB versions of Apple's new iPad mini with Retina display are now shipping in 5-10 days, further demonstrating the tight supply of the smaller tablet. 9to5Mac noted the change in Apple's online store listings on Friday, pointing out that the 16GB and 32GB units had joined the other configurations in the longer ship time. Previously, the units had been shipping in 1-3 business days.
Apple CEO Tim Cook warned listeners during the company's quarterly conference call that the Retina mini could see shortages. Reportedly, the reason for the low supply is the high-resolution Retina display packed into the smaller tablet.
Wireless carriers have also reported low inventories of the device. The Retina mini is expected to be one of the most in-demand devices of this holiday season, and the carriers' own shipment windows illustrate the tight supply. While Apple ships the Retina mini within 5-10 days, the carriers' pages show ship dates between two weeks and a month.