Apple has sent out email messages to people on the iPod mini backorder list, as reported by MacSlash:
“The demand for the iPod mini has been incredible. We are shipping them as quickly as possible, but we cannot meet the ship date we previously estimated for you. We now expect to ship your iPod mini in three weeks. If we do not hear from you prior to shipment, we will assume the revised date is acceptable, and will ship your order. We apologize for any inconvenience. Your business is very important. If you would like an iPod sooner, we are offering to replace your iPod mini with a 15GB iPod at no additional charge. This model usually ships within 24 hours.”
MacDailyNews Take: Not a bad deal, if you can live with the iPod form factor and the additional 11GBs of space.