Apple has begun notifying customers who have ordered 4G LTE compatible iPad minis that their devices have been shipped.
Apple Insider reports that several of its readers in the US have received emails from Apple that read: "We're happy to let you know that the items below are on their way to you."
The orders are scheduled to arrive this Friday, 16 November, and it looks like both the black and slate and white and silver colour options are being sent out.
On the UK online Apple Store, the dispatch estimate is still stating 'Late November'.
Have you received a notification email from Apple regarding your 4G iPad mini? We'll update this story when we find out more. (See also: First 4G network goes live in 11 cities across the UK)
The WiFi only iPad mini hit the shelves earlier this month alongside the fourth-generation of Apple's full-size iPad.
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