Bad news for folks who haven’t pre-ordered their iPad mini yet, it looks like the initial stock of all of the entry-level models are gone. White versions sold out shortly after pre-orders began Friday morning, and black 16GB minis sold out today.

This means that if you are hoping to score one of the aforementioned tablets on launch day, you’ll have to head to your local Apple Store…

9to5Mac was the first to point out this morning that estimated shipping times for black 16GB iPad minis had slipped to two weeks. At the time of this writing, however, it looks like 32GB and 64GB black models will still arrive on November 2nd.

November 2nd is also the day that both the iPad mini and the new full-sized iPad will go on sale in retail stores. At least Wi-Fi models anyway. New iPad models with LTE built into them are still showing an estimated ship time of ‘Mid November.’

All eyes are on Apple this weekend, as it enters a crowded 7-8-inch tablet market with, what some believe to be, an over-priced iPad mini. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how consumers respond; Apple is expected to release pre-order figures on Monday.

  • Brian Davis

    iPad 3 shipping time slipped to 2-3 weeks last year and best buy (deptford,nj) had basically every model im hoping for the same this year

  • iPad 4 deliver 11/2, seems like nobody is buying it

    • Anonymous

      I think its because most people who are early adoptors of iPads already purchased the ipad 3rd generation. I think sales will rise of the iPad a month from now closer to Christmas.

      • thor_molecules

        I agree. If you bought the 3rd gen, no reason you’d go for the fourth.

        So it’s probably only new users getting it.

  • NinjaCEO

    I bought one! Can’t wait to get my greasy fingers on it!!

  • thor_molecules

    Got one for me and the gf. C’mon Friday….

  • Anonymous

    I was holding out ever since the 3rd generation came out till they came out with one with a HD front camera. Considering its 600 for the 32gig (you need 32 for it to be useful), and an extra 100 for the apple care warranty. I’m gonna wait till the 5th generation to make sure it’s properly future proofed. I have a feeling its gonna see a big update for the 5th generation. This update was a little lame for the retina.

    • Kaptivator

      You will be waiting forever to purchase an iPad, or any electronic device, if you are waiting for something future proof.

  • Gus Me

    I know it’s not popular thinking around here but I still don’t understand how so many people pay premium prices for old tech… Apple definitely knows what it’s doing and knows the people will buy irregardless if “worth” it or not.

    Signed,
    Fellow Apple Fanboy