As soon as the iPad mini with Retina display launched, supplies were constrained. It wasn’t as bad as launch sales of the first generation 7.9-inch tablet were, but getting your hands on one usually took about two weeks. Even after you could order one for in-store pickup, most Apple Retail Stores still weren’t letting consumers walk in and buy one.
Today, Apple has updated shipping time of the iPad mini with Retina from five to 10 business days to one to three business days. This comes just in time for last minute shopping for Christmas next week.