iPad mini shipping times have today been reduced to just 1-3 business days at the Apple online store, which is the shortest wait the device has seen since it made its debut back in November. The new timescale currently applies only to the U.S. and Canadian stores at the moment, but it’s expected to roll out into other territories soon.
The $329 iPad has enjoyed plenty of demand over the past few months, and at one stage customers were forced to wait up to a month for it to arrive. Apple has been reducing those delays following the Christmas rush, however; just over a week ago, it was reduced from one week to 3-5 days.
The delay has also been reduced in the United Kingdom, but it’s only down to 3-5 days from one week.
During Apple’s most recent financial call, the Cupertino company revealed that it sold a record-breaking 22.9 million iPads during its first fiscal quarter of 2013. That’s a 111% unit increase over its first fiscal quarter of 2012, when it sold 15.4 million iPads.
Recent reports have suggested that the iPad mini is selling so well, it’s “cannibalizing” sales of its bigger brother. Apple reportedly reduced its orders of 9.7-inch displays from Sharp back in January.