The iPod mini is virtually sold out after less than two weeks in stores, with nearly 100,000 of the colorful digital music players being bought up. USA Today notes that a number of brick-and-mortor stores and online stores have completely sold out of their stock. The Apple Store even tells shoppers to expect a one to three week wait. “We’re asking people to be patient with us,” says Greg Joswiak, Apple marketing vice president. He assures, however, that it is not a component shortage that is causing the backlog. “We’re making and shipping them as fast as we can,” Joswiak says.