Here it is folks, the moment you’ve been waiting for since Apple unveiled the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini at its big media event on Tuesday. Both tablets are now available for pre-order.

As you may recall, the initial round of iPhone 5 pre-orders sold out within the first hour of availability. So if you’re thinking about getting one of the new iPads, you might not want to wait…

It’s also worth noting that we’ve seen multiple reports of trouble in Apple’s iPad mini supply chain, which will more than likely cause there to be limited initial availability of the new tablet.

Still trying to decide on which make and model to purchase? Here’s some info on both tablets:

The first round of pre-orders will ship November 2nd, the same time that the tablet should be available in stores. That’s for Wi-Fi only models though; add a week or two for the + Cellular models.

So, who’s pre-ordering a new iPad tonight?

Update: It looks like white was the popular choice tonight. Here in the US, at least, all versions of the white iPad mini are now showing shipping estimates of two weeks.

  • Order went through very easily. Wife’s Birthday present is done!

  • 8am in the UK, which is a fab way to start the day!! Black iPad mini! 😀 Used the app and it went straight through!

  • Wow!!! All white models now say ship within 2 weeks. Black still says by 11/2. Glad i got on early!!!

  • Yeah me!!! I hope they ship it on 11/2

  • Got the new ipad retina in white 16 GB. I also got the mini on black 16 GB black for my pops b day !

  • can you make a video comparing the 3rd gen ipad and the 4th gen ipad?

  • Funny how Apple selling newer devices but I been waiting for my iPhone 5 for over 2 weeks now.

  • i want ipad 4 for free with jailbreak..loollo

  • yo help out here

    Just got a ipad 16 gb white + retina and a smart cover for my mom. Not sure if i made a mistake, should i have gotten a the 32 gb instead? and should i have gotten the smart case instead of the smart cover? Or maybe i shouldn’t have hurried up and got it with out thinking! lol

  • Wait a minute …. so the mini iPad is not the iPad 4th generation ? 😐 I am confused … iPad, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display (3th gen), and the mini iPad <– should this be 4th gen ?…. am i missing something here ? 0_o