Apple Store’s have added an iPod mini availability notice to its automated phone system, because of overwhelming demand.
If you wish to be contacted when the iPod mini arrives, please visit us in person and we willl be happy to add your name to our Product Request System and notify you when the iPod mini begins arriving. Initial shipments of the iPod mini are not expected to meet the incredible demand.
So, be sure to sign up as soon as possible to receive the earliest notification. Please note that in-store dates and product availability are subject to change without notice.”