The iPad mini officially launched on Friday, and much like the online pre-order sale, it looks like initial stock has gone rather quickly. We’ve heard several reports now that many retailers are sold out of the 8-inch tablet.
But don’t worry, if you haven’t gotten your hands on a mini yet, Apple just opened up a new option that could allow you to get the slate next-day. That’s right, you can now reserve the iPad mini for in-store personal pickup…
As noted by BGR, Apple has added the ability to view your local Apple Store’s iPad mini inventory and reserve a unit of your choice for next-day pickup (or whenever its available). Just like with the iPhone 5, the option is available between 10pm and 4am, and the device must be picked up within 24 hours of making the reservation.
This may not be the ideal solution for everyone, but with minis sold out in stores, and shipping estimates for the tablet still showing two weeks online, this is easily your best bet for getting one sooner rather than later.