The iPad mini may soon be regularly available, according to reports from China tech site CCIDNet, translated by AppleInsider. Sources claim that component shortages have been resolved, allowing eager customers to soon purchase any model of the smaller iPad without waiting.
The report claims that the hard-to-find new iMac will also soon have broader availability, corroborating an earlier prediction from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple Stores and resellers would be well-stocked with the product by February.
With production issues resolved and component deliveries increasing, sources claim that iPad mini shipments will reach 11 million units for the first calendar quarter of 2012. The report also oddly claims that iMac shipments for the quarter will reach 14 million, an absurdly high figure that AppleInsider suggests may be a typo (1.4 million) or a translation error.
Shipping delays for the iPad mini in the United States currently sit at 3 to 5 business days while the iMacs still report delays from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on model and configuration.
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