Last month Apple had announce the iPad Mini with Retina display as well as the iPad Air. While the iPad Air received a release date of November 1st, which came and went, the Retina iPad Mini did not get the same pampering. At Apple's Fall keynote, Tim Cook announced that the iPad Mini with Retina display would be released "later in November", and that's it.
Early this morning we find out that the Retina iPad Mini is now available to order via Apple's online store. At the time of this posting, the 16 and 32GB models have a shipping time of 1-3 days, while the 64 and 128GB as well as all of the cellular models have a shipping time of 5-10 business days. Ouch! Folks who are looking to get the lower storage models should act fast if they would like to avoid lines at the physical Apple Store, those 1-3 day turnovers won't last very long for this hot holiday item.