We can now confirm the Apple iPad mini is now shipping in the UK, which is thanks to our pre-order being placed within the first couple of minutes of orders going live. The iPad mini shipping notification arrived within the last couple of hours from Apple, and the delivery date is set for Nov 2 as originally stated at the pre-order.
Our Apple iPad mini review will go live after we’ve had a good amount of hands-on time, which will help offer a lot more insight when compared to the quick hands-on reviews blogs have only been able to offer at this stage. Consumers can expect a more detailed iPad mini review once Apple starts to ship the 7.9-inch iPad, which as mentioned above has now started and the image below confirms this.
The iPad mini shipping notification we received today can be seen below, and obviously we blanked out the order reference number and delivery address. You can see it shows the date we ordered the iPad mini in the UK, 26/10/2012, and that our order “has shipped“. Apple also state we can expect the iPad mini to “be delivered” to our shipping address “on or before 02/11/2012“.
Did you pre-order the Apple iPad mini, and if so have you received the shipping notification? We’ve heard a few rumors earlier today pointing to delays for pre-orders with some people seeing their release date being rescheduled, which we can confirm via our shipping notification that this isn’t the same for everyone and early orders are going ahead as planned. It is worth noting that our order had been for a Black & Slate iPad mini with 16GB/Wi-Fi.