Shortly after Apple released the fourth-generation iPad, shipping time for the device was set to an estimated one-week. A view days ago Apple changed it to “3-5 business days” and now 9to5mac reports that it appears that Apple has caught up with supply/demand for the iPad 4. “At least Apple’ s U.S. and Canadian online stores now list all Wi-Fi models of the iPad 4 as “in stock”, meaning Apple has supply ready to ship immediately. LTE models are still expected to roll out over the next couple weeks.“
It remains to be seen whether Apple can catch up with iPad mini demand leading into the holidays. Apple’s website still currently lists the device as available in “2 weeks”, with online stores in different countries listing the LTE models as available in mid- to late November. There is no word when Apple Stores will get additional supplies, but many we checked with have remained sold out since launch day.