Following Apple’s announcement of the iPad mini and the hardware-refreshed iPad 4 last month, one open question has remained: just when will the LTE-capable versions of these tablets arrive? We looked into the shipping situation for both models last week, and heard reports of users who had ordered the tablets being notified that they could expect their hardware to arrive sometime from November 20 through 23. As we move into this week, though, it’s sounding possible that the LTE iPad 4 could show up a little earlier, with some users receiving their tablets as soon as November 16.
That’s the same date we heard rumored for when retail sales of both new tablets might begin in AT&T stores. For the moment, there’s no update regarding when the LTE-enabled iPad mini would ship, so we’re still looking at sometime around November 20.
There’s always the chance that could change, but for the moment, don’t expect on your LTE iPad mini arriving before next week.