Initial iPad mini pre-order stock sold out, new orders shipping in 2 weeks

Apple appears to have sold out of their initial iPad mini pre-order stock, with their latest, smallest tablet no longer available with immediate shipping from Apple.com. The iPad mini W-Fii became available for pre-order on Friday, October 26, and while the white version seemed almost immediately supply constrained, the black version seemed in plentiful supply until today.

No press release from Apple yet, and while 3 days may not be iPhone instant-fast, or even traditionally iPad fast, but for the small tablet category, on the heels of 2 other major tablet releases from Apple this year -- iPad 3 and iPad 4 -- it's still impressive.

iPad orders are now shipping in 1 week. So, if you absolutely want either of Apple's latest tablets this Friday, you'll now have to brave the lineups.

See ya there.