“Apple started pre-orders for the iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad early this morning at 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

“The initial stock of White iPad minis sold out quickly in the U.S.,” Kim reports. “Within the first 17 minutes, ship dates for the white iPad mini slipped to 2 weeks from the original ‘Delivers 11/2.'”

Kim reports, “The black Wi-Fi iPad mini remains available for delivery by November 2nd.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: As Kim notes in his full article, the White & Silver models are constrained everywhere. Your best bet now is to queue for one at an Apple Retail Store for the on November 2nd launch.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]