When the iPad mini preorders began in October, the white version of the tablet sold out in mere hours while the black version sold out within days. After the preorders sold out, shipping times slipped to two weeks, making it difficult to secure one of Apple’s diminutive tablets after its release date.
Today shipping times of all models of iPad minis have improved to just one week, meaning there’s still plenty of time left to get an iPad mini before Christmas.
Both the black and the white iPad mini, Wi-Fi and Cellular, are available to ship in all sizes, including 16, 32, and 64GB. Currently the improved shipping times are only available in the U.S. Apple Store, but it looks like Apple has finally secured a good amount of stock, so international Apple Stores may see the same shipping times soon.
If you want to get your iPad mini before Christmas, make sure to order from the online Apple Store by midnight on December 12. Apple is promising delivery by December 24 for all orders placed before that date.