iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max delivery times start to slip

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Another busy pre-order period has pushed back iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max delivery dates, however not as quickly or markedly as with the iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro.

The Apple Store began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max on Friday morning. As expected, orders began slipping shortly after they started, though not as rapidly as with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

Within minutes of those models becoming available to pre-order on October 16, customers outside the US were reporting that delivery estimates were slipping back one and two weeks.

In comparison, more than two hours after pre-orders began, the iPhone 12 mini remains available to arrive on November 13, across all of the Apple Store regions that AppleInsider has checked. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is also still November 13 in the US, Canada, and Australia, but it has begun to slip elsewhere.

In the UK, a newly-placed order for the iPhone 12 Pro Max will see it delivered between November 23 and 30. In France and Germany, it's slipped to a similar 2-3 weeks, while in Japan it's now between November 25 and December 2.

This is a snapshot of the state of orders and, invariably, dates will vary by model, capacity, and color configurations. Plus Apple has not released any details of just how many of each model it has produced, so it may, for instance, have produced far more of the iPhone 12 mini than of the iPhone 12.

It's also perhaps not surprising that these particular two models, the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, will not be as popular as the others. They are arguably both more niche models, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is also the most expensive option.