As expected, at midnight Pacific Time, Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPad mini and the iPad 4 via their online store. Initial stock often gets sold out quickly, so if you want an iPad mini or iPad 4, and want it to arrive at your door on launch day, hurry on over and secure it now.

And once you have, come on back here and let me know which one you bought, in which color, what capacity, and for which carrier (if you went cellular).

Wi-Fi models come out on November 2, with cellular models hitting a couple of weeks thereafter. If you're having trouble deciding which iPad mini or iPad 4 to get, check out our newly updated buyers guide: