Short supply woes continue for the Retina display iPad Mini and now, according to a report from Cnet, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all back-ordered on the cellular version of the Retina iPad Mini, Verizon's shipping date now showing December 2.
AT&Tâ€™s website says that all models of the Retina iPad mini will ship in 21 to 28 business days while T-Mobile is back-ordered for an estimated 6 to 8 weeks. United States cell carriers arenâ€™t getting adequate supply of the iPad Mini 2, but that doesnâ€™t seem to be the case with Apple as the company now quotes a 5 to 10 days shipping time for the Retina display iPad Mini.
The availability of the iPad Mini 2 3G/4G models is in big contrast with the iPad Airâ€™s situation at launch. When Apple started selling the iPad Air on November 1, the stock was plentiful, and the tablet was available at Verizon, AT&T, and other carriers on the same day.
A new survey which comprised of 172 Apple stores around the U.S. is showing that fewer than a third of Appleâ€™s new iPad Mini retina models are currently available for in-store pickup. supply. Cantor Fitzgeraldâ€™s Brian White said in a research note this morning:
A potential culprit for the restrained supply could be Sharp, which is apparently inexperienced with accommodating Retina display panels inside a smaller-sized iPad while also not compromising battery life. Besides, short supply, the iPad Mini 2 has recently been struck by image retention problems and bad color accuracy reports.
Source: AppleInsider, VentureBeat