Apple’s iPad mini is almost certainly set to be announced next week at an event in San Jose next Tuesday October 23rd, and we’re now hearing that it will ship a week and a half after that unveiling. November 2 is the ship date we’ve heard today from a source close to Apple’s supply chain, echoing an earlier report by Geeky Gadgets.
Geeky Gadgets is claiming November 2 is when the 7.85-inch device will hit stores and ship to customers who pre-ordered.
"Our source, who is someone close to a major UK retailer, and has been reliable in the past, has told us that Apple will start selling the new iPad Mini on Friday the 2nd of November, the device will be available in the US And UK on this date, possibly some other countries as well."
That would mean just a week and a half passing, if released on Nov. 2, after the announcement. Since it is close to the holiday season, a quick release may make sense.
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