Apple’s (AAPL) brand new iPad mini doesn’t officially launch until November 2nd, but some lucky customers are reportedly already receiving their preorders. French blog has published pictures of an iPad mini unboxing captured by a French user after he received his shipment two days early. The user’s white iPad mini tablet was apparently preordered from French retailer Darty. Apple unveiled the iPad mini during a press conference last week and launch-day preorder inventory was sold out as of Monday. Apple Stores are still expected to have inventory available for in-store purchases when the tablet launches on Friday. Photos from the early unboxing follow below.