Apple Store Down Ahead Of iPad Mini Pre-Orders

The Apple Store just went down, and we know what’s coming next in this instance: iPad mini pre-orders start Oct. 26, and if past experience proves anything, they’ll come online first thing in the morning. So if you’re looking to get one of the first iPad minis, start refreshing feverishly. We’ll also be sure to let you know when things come back online so you can scratch that itch for a smaller iOS tablet.

Likely you have another three hours though, since generally Apple goes by Pacific time for its product ordering calendar and kicks things off at midnight Cupertino time. But maybe they’ll switch to East Coast for some reason with the iPad mini? Not likely, but I was hoping to place an order early and get more sleep.