Word is that iPad minis are sold out in store everywhere. Online the Apple Store is showing 2-3 week waits for shipment. What if you want one sooner? If you order an iPad mini after 10 PM, and are in the U.S., you can opt to pick up in store later.
According to BGR and 9to5Mac placing an order after 10 PM is the magic time to see if you can pick up a mini in a store near you, before that Apple doesn’t know the stock levels at each store. This isn’t anything new, Apple did this with the iPhone 5 earlier this year and has had the feature available in the app for a year now.
It’s a nice option for people who’d like to get their hands on an iPad mini as soon as they can, but don’t want to wait for shipping or waste time going to the Apple Store when they don’t have stock.
Now if we could only get some cool iPad mini cases and folios.