We managed to get a pre-order in right away for the iPad mini, but the shipping date has since slipped to 2 weeks for the 16GB model. This happened within an hour of the UK pre-orders going live, although it seems to be only this size affected for the Black and Slate model. We can confirm that the White and Silver iPad mini has also seen the shipping date slip, which is now set to 2 weeks for shipping and then a few days after this for the product to arrive with you.
You can see how smooth the pre-order process went for us here, which had been published moments after the UK iPad mini pre-order went live, so this is normally expected if you get in soon enough. The same cannot be said for everyone, which has been seen in the comments from that article.
Some people have experienced payment authorization problems and others ordered the iPad mini just after 8am, but once their payment went through had seen a shipping date of Nov 15. Did you have any problems like this with your order, and if you ordered in the United States feel free to share your experience?
The image above shows what the current dispatch time is for new 16GB iPad mini pre-orders, which currently states “2 weeks” rather than a “deliver 2/11” like when we ordered first thing this morning. You can also see another image below, and that shows the iPad mini shipping date for the White and Silver model. We can see the White version has seen shipping dates slip to 2 weeks for all storage sizes.
Do you think the slipping of these dates shows that the White iPad mini is more popular than the Black? Feel free to share what color you went for and why in the comments.