According to Apple‘s (AAPL) website, the shipping delay on the iPad Mini has improved to only one week. This is a bump from what was showing as a two week shipping delay only a few days ago. With shipping dates estimated at one week, today is probably the last day that you can order and guarantee (but even then, still not a guarantee) that you’ll get the iPad Mini by Christmas, or whoever you bought it for as a gift will receive it by Christmas.
The iPad Mini is simply the best 7 inch tablet on the market, hands down. But as I stated earlier in a Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini review, you are getting what you pay for. If you don’t mind spending 65% – 87% more than the lineup of $199 tablets like the Nexus 7, then the iPad Mini is perfect for you.
Here’s a quick snapshop of iPad Mini pricing:
- $329 / 16GB + WiFi
- $429 / 32GB +WiFi
- $529 / 64GB + WiFi
- $459 / 16GB + WiFi + Cellular data
- $559 / 32GB + WiFi + Cellular data
- $659 / 64GB + WiFi + Cellular data