iPad mini Pre-Order Date Is October 26
What is left to know about the iPad mini? Apple has sent invitations for an October 23 media event that is all but certain to feature the 7.85-inch tablet and just as likely a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini to boot. Nevertheless, until now, the details left hanging have been the iPad mini pre-order and ship dates.
Filling that void are a pair of reports, the first from Geeky Gadgets, which posits the iPad mini ship date will be Friday, November 2. Backing that up is a 9 to 5 Mac tweet, saying they’ve heard the same thing.
Further, the Geeky ones’ source seems confident, though not certain, Apple will begin taking iPad mini pre-orders on Friday, October 26.
For what it’s worth, this pattern of dates fits well with recent Apple practice. For example, the iPhone 5 was introduced on Wednesday, September 12, pre-orders began on Friday September 14 and product shipped on the following Friday, the 21st.
And, just to recap what is “known,” the iPad mini will be priced from $249, Apple plans to manufacture 10 million units by year’s end and the specs, 7.85-inch display aside, will be roughly the same as the iPad 2.
Geez Louise, Apple, take our money already…
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