With the Holiday season now in full swing, many are looking to the continued limitation of iPad mini stock as a major problem for their Holiday gift plans. We already know that the iPad mini is in high demand this year, and that seems likely to increase as we get closer to Christmas Day.
With these shortages in mind, Apple is guaranteeing that any iPad mini ordered before December 5th will be delivered before Christmas Day(December 25th). Orders after the 5th aren’t guaranteed to make it, though they still might; regardless, if you want to ensure that there will be an iPad mini on your doorstep in time for Christmas, it might be best to order now.
Apple’s iPad mini faces shortages from Samsung, Apple’s largest legal adversary, in the display department, and from the actual assembly of the device, which has proven to be very difficult. Still, Apple is ramping up their factories as quickly as possible, and hopefully they have made the necessary calculations to make the iPad mini as purchasable as possible for the Holidays.