Well that took us all by surprise.
Apple has released the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display to the masses a little earlier than its previously vague 'late November' release date suggested.
Both Wi-Fi and Cellular models are available to order online in silver or space grey, starting from £320 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version.
While the iPad Mini 2 retains the same form factor as its predecessor, its insides have been souped up with the same 64-bit A7 and M7 coprocessor combo as its iPhone 5s and iPad Air brothers, along with, of course, that 7.9in pixel-saturated 2048x1536 display.
If you fancy tempting your wallet with the iPad Mini 2 then head on over to the Apple store now to give yourself an early Christmas present.