The Cellular version of the Apple iPad mini 2 is on backorder on all the major US carriers. Verizon's shipping date slipped from November 25 to December 2, Sprint is saying the tablet will ship in up to 2 weeks, AT&T will take 3-4 weeks to ship, while T-Mobile might not manage before Christmas with 6-8 week shipping delay.
Surprisingly, Apple's web site still lists the original 5-10 business days for shipping it did when the iPad mini 2 launched. Availability for store pickup is very limited at the moment.
The thing that bugs me about Apple is they are always trying to suck the last dollar out of your pocket. No micro SD slots, so they can charge you a 100 dollars for each 16B of extra storage.
Nobody buys Apple anymore. There's nothing new.
Thanks to Samsung have made A7-64 bit Chipset for the Retina - iPad Mini 2. Congrats Samsung!