Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM ET
If you're itching to get your hands on a white iPad Mini, you might wind up waiting at least two extra weeks for it to ship — assuming that you're pre-ordering the tablet through Apple's website, of course.
Pre-orders of the Wi-Fi-only versions of the iPad Mini are expected to ship on Nov. 2 — as the device hits store shelves — but, as usual, those who were slow to place an order are stuck waiting a bit longer.
Currently the Apple website estimates that new pre-orders of any white iPad Mini models will be delayed by about two weeks. New pre-orders of black versions of the tablet are still slated to ship on Nov. 2. (Pre-orders which were placed before the changed shipping timeframe should arrive on time, of course.) If you haven't pre-ordered a white iPad Mini yet and really want one on Nov. 2, your best bet may involve a stroll to a brick-and-mortar store (and perhaps even a wait in a line).
It's worth noting that if you're looking to get an LTE-enabled iPad Mini, in either color, you'll definitely be waiting the extra two weeks as the device isn't scheduled to hit shelves (and shipping centers) until that time.
As a reminder: The iPad Mini starts at $329 for a 16GB Wi-Fi-only model. 32Gb and 64 GB Wi-Fi-only models are available for $429 and $529, respectively, while their LTE-capable counterparts are priced at $459, $559, and $659, for the 16GB, 32GB, and 63GB versions, respectively.
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