By Adrian Diaconescu
Success is very transient in the ever-changing tech world, so it’s obvious every gadget sold and penny cashed in counts. You can be on top now and then hit rock bottom the next moment, which is exactly what has happened recently with Nokia  and BlackBerry .
But if there’s one landmark of stability in today’s tech décor, that’s definitely Apple . The Cupertino-based giant has been on the rise for years—especially with its various iPad models—and there’s no sign of that status quo changing anytime soon.
Or is there?
There’s been a lot of buzz recently about how Samsung’s Galaxy S3  and other top-tier Android devices have been eroding iPhone’s leadership position over the smartphone market. Meanwhile, the iPad Mini has never looked like a major hit.
But is the 7.9-inch iPad a failure? Some might argue it definitely is, especially after seeing the traditionally long waiting period for the tab drop to just three business days or less. That’s in Apple’s U.S. stores, mind you, where the Mini has always been in high demand.
Then again, couldn’t this drop be seen as a good thing for Apple? After all, it could just mean they’ve caught up demand with production. And that’s good news. But we’ll probably never know for sure. What we do know is that iPad Mini orders are processed blazingly fast—so if you want one, now’s the time to act.