Apple’s White iPad Mini Sold Out Within Minutes, Now Ships In Two Weeks

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After a white iPad mini? You'll need to go into store if you want one on launch day.
After a white iPad mini? You'll need to go into store if you want one on launch day.

When Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPad mini at 12 a.m. Pacific, I visited the store a few times to see how quickly it sold out. I didn’t buy one; I have a third-generation iPad and decided I don’t need another one. But I was curious.

To my surprise, at 12:03 a.m. Pacific, the white iPad mini had already sold out in the United Kingdom. Only the black model was available for November 2 delivery. And just over ten minutes later, it was a similar story for Apple’s U.S. online store.

BMW: Apple Made White Cars Cool

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If it weren't for Apple, this car would probably look awful to you.
Photo: BMW

Steve Jobs never got the chance to build the car of his dreams, but he has still had a huge affect on the car industry. Why? Because he made white cool. Before Apple began making white computers and accessories, white was a color only associated with boring products like refrigerators — and nobody dreamed of owning a white car. Now it’s the most popular car color in America.

EOS 650Ds Turning White, Irritating Users

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Some Rebel T4is are turning white and could cause allergic reactions.

 

Remember the first batch of white MacBooks? Their top panels would react with the grease from your hands and turn a disgusting, smoker’s-hair yellowish brown. Not only that, but the trim on the edges of the computer was prone to flaking off like mature plastic scabs.

Apple seems to have gotten on top of this kind of first-gen hardware problem, but Canon’s new Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is doing a similar thing, only in the opposite direction: Its rubber coating is turning white, and leaking irritating substances as it does so.

New iPad Shipping Delay Reduced To 7 Days In Europe

New iPad orders are down to 7 days in Europe, but it's still quicker to visit a store.
New iPad orders are down to 7 days in Europe, but it's still quicker to visit a store.

Despite its focus on a speedy international rollout for the new iPad, which has seen the tablet hit 57 countries in just over one month, Apple is still keeping on top of demand and working to reduce shipping delays in its initial launch territories. After delays dropped to just 3-5 days in the United States last week, customers in Europe are now facing a wait of just 7 days.