As we will be able to take first look at iPad mini by Apple, next Tuesday and we also know that only after 3 days, Microsoft will be launching its Surface tablet so rumors are here that you may not be able to get your hands on iPad mini until November 2. Well, the event will be held on October 23 because invitations are already out but device will be available in market by November 2. Same thing happened with the launch of iPhone 5, as it was revealed on September 12 but stores could only start distribution from September 21.
According to Geeky-Gadgets, their sources have told them that the iPad mini will hit retail stores on November 2 in UK, USA, Canada and some other countries. We can consider this report authentic because the same source leaked the distribution date of iPhone 5 and they weren’t wrong at that time.
We still don’t know what Apple is thinking and why they want to start selling the new device on November 2 and why can’t they let people buy the device before Microsoft launches its own tablet as it could be a great chance for Apple to spoil Microsoft’s party.
The main issue can be from production department because we have seen the same problems emerging at the launching of some other Apple devices. Anyways, we will have to wait and see if they start selling iPad mini on October 26 or November 2.