The expected arrival date is largely in line with what Apple said when announcing the device last month. The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant released the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet on November 2, but the 4G LTE wireless model was slated to hit shelves a couple weeks later. The same was true for the iPad Mini, Apple's first smaller-screen tablet.
There were other reports last week that the LTE version of the iPad Mini also would ship soon. Apple reportedly contacted buyers of the device to inform them that it would be shipping within the next few business days.
Meanwhile, Apple's online store says the cellular model of the fourth-generation iPad will ship in seven business days while the Wi-Fi version is in stock. The iPad Mini, meanwhile, has a shipping estimate of two weeks for both the LTE and WiFi models.