With less than two weeks left before Christmas and eager holiday shoppers looking for iPads, the timing is perfect for inventory to become more abundant.
As noted by CNET, AT&T is now stocking select Retina iPad mini models in stores across the country. Verizon, too, is receiving shipments into its stores for the first time since the iPad mini launched in November. Apple’s online store is also showing improvements with a shipping time of 1-3 days.
This is an across the board improvement from last week when AT&T was backordered three weeks, Verizon shipments were 10 days out and Apple’s online store was listing ship times of 5-7 days.
The new iPad mini is a powerhouse, packing an Apple A7 processor and a 7.9-inch display with a 326 pixels per inch, 2,048×1,536-resolution display. It’s this smaller-sized retina display that some analysts believe is the bottleneck in production that lead to shortages at launch.