iPad 4, however, didn't suffer from supply shortages.
Less than half an hour after its pre-order page opened on Apple's website, initial iPad Mini shipments have sold out.
Apple's product page for the iPad Mini opened at 12:04 AM PT in the U.S., France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. By 12:27 AM in the United States, the Apple store confirmed that the delivery time for the tablet's November 2 launch changed to shipping in "2 weeks" for the 64GB white model.
Shortly after at 12:55 AM, all of the white models showcased 2 week shipment dates, while the black iPad Mini units will ship on its November 2 release date.
Elsewhere, shipment dates for Europe also received a delay. At 12:47 AM PT in Germany, every model in all colors slipped to a two week shipment period. Meanwhile, UK and France Apple stores showed all white models also receiving a two week delay.
Apple's fourth-generation iPad, however, didn't receive the same demand as the iPad Mini. Apple stores showed every model available for delivery on November 2.