Cellular (LTE) iPad 4 and iPad mini start arriving... in the U.S. at least

We’re getting multiple reports that the cellular/LTE enabled iPads and iPad minis are arriving at the homes of US customers, while also making their way to Apple Stores. No word yet on when the store will have them up for sale, but it could be as early as tomorrow.

We’re getting multiple reports that the cellular/LTE enabled iPad 4 and iPad mini are arriving at the homes of US customers, while also making their way to local Apple Stores. No word yet on when the store will have them up for sale, but it could be literally any time now.

International customers don't appear to be anywhere nearly as lucky, with those who placed pre-orders the instant they were available still not seeing shipping notifications, or anything other than mid-to-late November availability.

Did you order a cellular iPad 4 or iPad mini? Have you recieved it yet?

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

15 Comments
  • Mine is arriving on Monday the 19th.
  • I need to wait until they show up in AT&T stores so that I can use their $100 discount if you commit to a 2-year contract. AT&T staff doesn't seem to really understand their own offer, but what they've told me is that I would have to buy it from them to get the discount. Let's hope they arrive at AT&T stores before the promotion ends. Does anyone remember how long of a delay it usually is between Apple shipping their own pre-orders and when the products get to non-Apple stores for sale?
  • Setting up my iPad4 as I type this :)
  • My black iPad mini 64gb (Sprint) is charging on my desk now. On the phone with Sprint trying to activate the cellular service now. Apparently their computers are not set up to activate over the phone, and I need to go into a corporate store to activate it. Otherwise it looks very nice, no issues with display or anything yet.....
  • hey guys is the itunes store down? cant access it.
  • I ordered late, so mine arrives on Wednesday the 21st. I can't wait!
  • On the Apple page, it said Mine is arriving on Monday the 19th. But the Fedex page shows on truck for delivery. Got to go Fedex is knocking at the door...
  • Just as your article went up I literally received about an hour ago my iPad 4 and iPad Mini... Yes I got them both. Loading apps now and playing with the Mini setting up all my IOS devices the same.
  • Arriving Tuesday November 20 via FEDEX. Hope it was not one of the iPad minis stolen in New York City airport heist
  • Ditto.
  • Any stores getting them in yet?
  • I got mine today. The tracking said it was coming tomorrow and when I came home today at like 2 there was a fedex sticker on the door.
  • Was pleasantly surprised to find mine at home after work even though the tracking info said tomorrow.
  • Got mine yesterday, Thursday. Taking forever to download from iCloud but looking really cool.
  • Ordered iPad 4 cellular soon as ordering went live (same time in New Zealand as in US). Says shipping 3-5 days, delivery 22-26 November.