iPad Mini with Retina Display to launch on Tuesday, November 12

The iPad Mini with Retina Display may go on sale as early as November 12

When Apple unveiled the highly anticipated iPad Mini with Retina Display just a few short weeks ago, Apple executives was purposefully vague as to any release details. All we heard was that it was scheduled to launch sometime in mid-late November. Indeed, if you check out the iPad Mini with Retina Display page on Apple.com, the top thing you see is that the device is "coming in November."

Well, folks, if you have your eye on Apple's second-gen iPad Mini, you may be able to pick it up a whole lot sooner than you think. How does this Tuesday work for ya?

According to MacRumors, which itself cites a number of sources, Apple's new iPad Mini will be hitting stores in six countries on Tuesday. The countries rumored to be receiving the iPad Mini treatment include Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and, of course, the United States.

Interestingly enough, at the time of the writing (Monday evening), Apple's online store just so happens to be down. So keep your eyes peeled for updates tomorrow as the iPad Mini with Retina Display will likely be in short supply throughout the holiday season. Rumor has it that Sharp is having yield issues with the high-res display.

If the rumor is indeed true, expect an official press release from Apple to hit the wires first thing on Tuesday.

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