During the September 12 iPad mini unveiling Apple vaguely indicated that the Wi-Fi + Cellular model would start shipping “a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models”. Then, when it started accepting pre-orders and announced opening weekend sales of three million iPads, the company reiterated that the cellular version of both the fourth-gen iPad and the smaller one will be available in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon “in a few weeks”.

We’re now receiving reports that some customers who pre-ordered a Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad mini are receiving shipping notices from their courier service. Many are seeing delivery dates of this Friday, November 16, or the following Monday, with some deliveries reportedly set for as early as tomorrow, November 15…

A MacRumors forum user received this FedEx shipping notice showing a delivery date of Thursday, November 15.

9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman is also seeing deliveries set for as early as November 15. He notes that “Apple is now telling some customers that their shipped iPad minis will arrive on Friday, November 16”.

Yesterday, the news site reported Apple started shipping the LTE model of the fourth-generation iPad.

What’s your situation?

Did you receive a shipping notice already?

  • Nothing has changed here in Germany, still “late November” :-/

  • no retina…lol ebay will soon be flooded with unwanted ipad mini 1s

  • The iPad mini event wasn’t September 12 (or 21), it was October 23.

    • Yeah. They mixed up the date with the date of the iPhone 5/iPod Touch 5G/iPod Nano 7G unvieling.

  • No email yet tired of waiting using my wifi mini right now. Anyone still bitching about retina get real the mini is great for the price ,weight,and size add retina and you double all that.

  • I woke up at 3AM for this iPad mini but it seems like I won’t get it until 21…