As several potential customers have already discovered, the Retina iPad Mini has been in very short supply since its launch earlier this month. Apple reportedly struggled with display yields that have limited production. Several analysts had previously predicted that Retina iPad Mini production would be limited to roughly two million units for the fourth quarter of 2013 but a new report from DigiTimes claims that the production issues have been solved and that Apple has forged ahead with orders for four million units for the month of November as the company scrambles to get together supplies for the holiday shopping season. The following was mentioned in the report:

As bottlenecks in making components for the iPad mini with Retina have gradually been removed, Apple has increase orders in November to nearly four million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Currently, Apple's orders for the iPad mini with Retina have already surpassed those for the first-generation iPad mini, the sources noted.
In-store availability of the Retina iPad Mini models has improved quite a bit for Apple’s US retail stores with the company starting to offer walk-in sales late last week, although availability of the Wi-Fi models remains much stronger than that of the cellular-capable models. Orders placed through Apple’s online store are being quoted at 5-10 business day shipping estimates for all models.

Apple seems to be moving the supply in the right direction and consumers don’t seem to be having much of a hard time getting their hands on the device.

Source: DigiTimes