Anyone with the patience, and the spare cash, to hold out for a 3G/4G enabled iPad mini should be rewarded in the coming days.
Apparently Apple has started sending emails to customers who pre-ordered the iPad mini LTE, notifying them that the pint-sized tablet will start shipping in five days.
The iPad mini is the latest tablet offering from the Cupertino-based firm, sporting a 7.9-inch display, dual-core A5 processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front snapper and the latest Apple operating system, iOS 6.
Apple is yet to release an official shipping date for the cellular iPad mini, with the only hint from the company so far being the middle of November.
Even the Apple website is still saying stock will arrive in two weeks time, so we're not taking this five day news as gospel until the fruity firm confirms it.
While the iPad mini is considerably cheaper than its 9.7-inch big brother, the iPad 4, there's still quite a gulf between it and the rest of the budget tablet competition – most notably the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7.
If you fancy a 4G LTE connected iPad mini be prepared to shell out £369 ($459/AU$509) for the 16GB version, while the top model will set you back an eye-watering £529 ($US659/$AU729).