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Apple is notifying users that the new iPad mini with support for 3G/4G LTE networks will begin shipping in five days, and has posted new iOS 6.0.1 builds for the iPad mini and iPad 4.

Apple began delivering WiFi only iPad mini models around the first of November, after immediately selling out its initial inventory.

Three days ago, the company reported sales of three million new iPad mini and iPad 4 units over the first three day weekend of sales, but that only included WiFi models.

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Mobile data versions of the two new iPads were expected to begin shipping in "a few weeks," but Apple's recent email updates forwarded by multiple AppleInsider readers state that initial shipments will begin in five business days, or late next week.

Apple has also make available four new iOS 6.0.1 firmware downloads available to support the new models today, which include two versions (GSM and CDMA) of both the LTE iPad mini and iPad 4.
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Game changer... it begins anew!

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Delivers  Nov 21 via Standard Shipping 


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post #4 of 27

When do they start taking orders?

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When do they start taking orders?
started on the 2nd

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post #6 of 27
Not fair. They still haven't shipped my Wifi only mini yet.
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I forgot, Christmas is coming up :-)  I made sure my Dad knows I like the iPad mini - now going to hold off buying until after Christmas.

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Not fair. They still haven't shipped my Wifi only mini yet.
That's why you don't order it like that. I just went down and bought one at Walmart.
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ill be happy when my 64GB blek LTE model arrives :D i have the smark cover already.

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I ordered two minutes into the presale, nothing has changed as far as the shipping date. It still says late November. I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day. If you can't sell equally to everyone, maybe they shouldn't sell in more than one country on release day.
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Originally Posted by protaginets View Post
I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day.

 

You're tired of a US company serving the US, where the biggest share of users are?

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You're tired of a US company serving the US, where the biggest share of users are?

And yet another example of why you make a god awful moderator. I simply stated that if they want to treat other countries like this they should stagger the release.
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Originally Posted by protaginets View Post
And yet another example of why you make a god awful moderator. 

 

Why, because I understand exactly what you said? 


I simply stated that if they want to treat other countries like this they should stagger the release.

 

So to treat other countries the same way they're currently treating them, they should… stagger the release, changing nothing?

 

You mean to say, "Don't release it to me if you can't deliver." Thing is, they can, and do. 

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Why, because I understand exactly what you said? 

So to treat other countries the same way they're currently treating them, they should… stagger the release, changing nothing?

You mean to say, "Don't release it to me if you can't deliver." Thing is, they can, and do. 

I am done with a board that allows a moderator to treat their forms the way you treat this one. You are simply a bully. If this is your forum, you should close it, since only your opinion appears to be right. Only you are right. Everyone else who may have another view is stupid or an idiot. If it's not your board, you need to be fired. Good-bye. This board is worthless as long as TS is a moderator.
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I am done with a board that allows a moderator to treat their forms the way you treat this one. You are simply a bully. If this is your forum, you should close it, since only your opinion appears to be right. Only you are right. Everyone else who may have another view is stupid or an idiot. If it's not your board, you need to be fired. Good-bye. This board is worthless as long as TS is a moderator.

 

So… was I wrong?

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.....You are simply a bully. .......since only your opinion appears to be right. ........Everyone else who may have another view is stupid or an idiot. This board is worthless as long as TS is a moderator.

I've mentioned this to you in the past. Right or wrong you come across as condescending and/or high-and-mighty. He makes good point where, IMO, a moderator should stay on the objective side, show tact and practice some diplomacy. I understand that everyone possesses a unique personality but if you would take a moment to review your comments and compare them to the style of the other mods on this forum you will notice a huge difference in the way you come across compared to them.

 

If I'm not dating myself too much, a perfect analogy would be the old Mad magazine feature "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" whereas you view a lot of comments as if they're stupid questions and you constantly strive to display your wit each and every time. Lighten up a little, dude. One would would think that after being told multiple times by multiple members you would take a step back for a moment and say "Hmmmm, maybe they have a valid point."

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I ordered two minutes into the presale, nothing has changed as far as the shipping date. It still says late November. I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day. If you can't sell equally to everyone, maybe they shouldn't sell in more than one country on release day.

I am wondering if maybe you should be blaming your country's communication regulatory board who are taking too long to approve the cellular versions.

 

On the first day, Apple sold wifi units to all countries. If they were able to do so, I think they would like to ship LTE versions to all countries.

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I am done with a board that allows a moderator to treat their forms the way you treat this one. You are simply a bully. If this is your forum, you should close it, since only your opinion appears to be right. Only you are right. Everyone else who may have another view is stupid or an idiot. If it's not your board, you need to be fired. Good-bye. This board is worthless as long as TS is a moderator.

The way i see it, only a stupid or an idiot would have said what you said previously, so TS has a point. Sorry.

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I ordered two minutes into the presale, nothing has changed as far as the shipping date. It still says late November. I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day. If you can't sell equally to everyone, maybe they shouldn't sell in more than one country on release day.

If you are tired of... Then you have experience, in which case I would've hopped on a plane instead of whining on a rumour site. But that's just me.
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You're tired of a US company serving the US, where the biggest share of users are?

 

Dude, that's crazy talk, a sale is a sale, they make the same money off their sales doesn't matter where it is.

Selling to the US first is a statistical thing not a profit thing.
if you sell something to someone in the us or anywhere & you sell out there is a waiting time, they just need to allocate their stock more evenly, not preferentially. 
its as simple as that, no 2 ways about it.
we can see you feel strangely about the company, most people here have loyalty for things they like, but seriously, its great to have loyal moderators, but you probably need to pick your battles a little better :p 

 

 


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So… was I wrong?

 

 

Yeah, sorry dude, you were this time. 

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Selling to the US first is a statistical thing not a profit thing.

 

Exactly. More people in the US buying it, more stock sent there. Shouldn't be earmarking 20 million iPhones for Albania if the stats show one million sold.

 

if you sell something to someone in the us or anywhere & you sell out there is a waiting time, they just need to allocate their stock more evenly, not preferentially. 

 

There's a waiting time in the US, too. It's called high demand. They'll get them to you when they get them to you. Is your argument that they should start selling in every single country simultaneously? Because they already stagger releases based on demand and their capability to supply.

 

Yeah, sorry dude, you were this time. 

 

Again, I really fail to see how. You haven't explained it in a way contradictory to what I've said.


Edited by Tallest Skil - 11/9/12 at 7:45am

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 I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day. 

 

Thats what should happen when American customers buy from an American company.  Do you feed your family first or neighbors?

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post #23 of 27

Ah, bummer.  Mine showed arrival on Nov 16th yesterday and was just updated this morning to Nov 20th (next day delivery).

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I am wondering if maybe you should be blaming your country's communication regulatory board who are taking too long to approve the cellular versions.

On the first day, Apple sold wifi units to all countries. If they were able to do so, I think they would like to ship LTE versions to all countries.
Yes. This one.

Moreover, it serves as kind of a marketing buildup in other territories as the US begins lining up and reviewing the product, giving Apple time to asses potential demand in other territories. It costs money to allocate inventory, especially to markets where the economy has changed dramatically since their last product launch, e.g. Greece, Spain, et al.
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Exactly. More people in the US buying it, more stock sent there. Shouldn't be earmarking 20 million iPhones for Albania if the stats show one million sold.

 

I really don't think you get it, I don't think I can explain it to you, 

It's selling out in most places when it arrives, which is why it is in. Demand.

Still doesn't make sense, why the US would get all the initial stock, they just need to allocate some, just some of it to other countries on launch & nothing you have said explains why not, it's devotion not logic what you're saying here, they will get the sales in the US either way, if the device is in stock or not, people will still buy them, it's exactly the same as me ordered it on the same launch date in the US, I just have to wait longer, apple know the demand, they get pre-orders, not saying they should send 20 million iPads here, just at least the amount that fills pre-orders. 

Otherwise having the same preorder date & release date means nothing, it literally & actually doesn't make sense, if you can't deliver the same release date they should have staggered the dates buy a few weeks, it's about managing expectations. 

If I get my iPad mini on around the same time as people in the US, ill take it all back.

 

PS I'm not sure whats going on, i'm having some issues editing this post
 


Edited by Zozman - 11/9/12 at 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by Zozman View Post
Still doesn't make sense, why the US would get all the initial stock…

 

We didn't.

 

they just need to allocate some, just some of it to other countries on launch…

 

They did.

 

nothing you have said explains why not

 

For the cellular models, licensing and regulations, if anything external. Demand for the rest, which I have clearly said.

 

…they will get the sales in the US either way, if the device is in stock or not, people will still buy them…

 

I don't see how you can buy something out of stock. But, to your point, I don't see how this isn't the case for ALL countries.

 

Otherwise having the same preorder date & release date means nothing, it literally & actually doesn't make sense, if you can't deliver the same release date they should have staggered the dates buy a few weeks, it's about managing expectations. 

 

They DID this. I don't understand what's confusing.

 

PS I'm not sure whats going on, i'm having some issues editing this post

 

Hmm. Are you getting a pop-up error box, or is it just not showing any feedback at all?

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post #27 of 27
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I ordered two minutes into the presale, nothing has changed as far as the shipping date. It still says late November. I'm tired of customers in the US getting special treatment when the sales of the device started in multiple countries on the same day. If you can't sell equally to everyone, maybe they shouldn't sell in more than one country on release day.

 

It is their largest market, what did you expect?  One day it will be China, and a lot of U.S. customers will feel like you.

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