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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

I wonder if they will be available in the store at all.

It might be like the iPhone 5s was the first month. I also see that Apple has the holiday theme on their website. The person at the store also told me yesterday that the January 7th return date is already in effect.

 

My guess is that the silent release is a key to how constrained supplies really are. 

post #42 of 82
Well while reading the discussion I think that the problem is not the tight suply but incredible demand for this thing...

And I'm not buying the mini,no suply in my country 1wink.gif
post #43 of 82

Perhaps the silent 11/12/13 online-only launch (lucky day!) is intended to throw off the "resellers" It's been 4 hours since launch and the shipping times haven't budged. How quickly the 16 and 32GB Wi-Fi models shift to 5-10 business days and the other models shift to "December" should be a hint as to the supply. If it is by the end of today or even this week, then it means that demand far outstrips supply.

post #44 of 82

The resellers have been burned by the iPad so many times now. They say they only want the gold iPhone when I walked by a line of people outside the Apple Store on my way to the gym this morning.

post #45 of 82
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Originally Posted by 512ke View Post

Still, good for Apple that they have high standards for their components.

 

Are you kidding? There’s probably a thread already filling up in Apple’s discussion forums with people bitching about yellow tint, battery life, Wi-Fi, iOS 7’s icons, scratches, screen size, memory management, apps that won’t work, and a million other things. A few have already dropped their retina minis and expect a free replacement and are going ballistic when told accidental damage isn’t covered by the warranty and they didn’t buy extended Applecare because they shouldn’t have to.  

 

And all of them are whining about how Steve is dead and Apple is going down the tubes and what happened to QA and don’t they test this stuff before they release it, and the retina mini is EPIC FAIL!

 

<extreme, angry sarcasm> I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

post #46 of 82
Uh there's no in store pickup because there are no units yet in stores. They never allow you to order ahead and pick up in store on a major product like this when it first launches, if ever. Units will likely ship to the stores and arrive in this same window of 5-10 days. And yes it's possible that they won't announce a day for in store to start as a way to try to slow down the resellers.

Ie, supplies may have nothing to do with it.

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post #47 of 82
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Originally Posted by AaronJ View Post
 

Now, if only I had a reason to get one!

 

Between the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air, I don't think I can justify a use case scenario for the Retina Mini.  Oh well.  :)

I have the same things. But my justification are my kids. Basically, I sold my original iPad 16gb wifi for $200 to Target.  And I'm selling some old iPhones to Gazelle. Selling that old hardware reduces my cost to less than $100(including smart cover).

 

It's been said before...Apple hardware really holds on to its value!

post #48 of 82
I'm an Apple fan too, but all you guys are hilarious. You're all slobbering so much over the new minis that you're tripping over your own tongues!

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post #49 of 82

32GB Space Grey & 16GB Silver ordered.  

post #50 of 82
Well looks like no one is in line. Im going to Apple Store at 9.
post #51 of 82

Ordered 16GB space gray T-Mo @ 4:50am MST, delivery between 11/26 and 12/4. I'm going to try using this as a replacement for my current iPhone 4 (using Google Voice and Talkatone for phone calls and normal SMS). I work from home and don't travel much so will be interesting to see how it all works out. This will be my first iPad.

post #52 of 82
I just went to the Knox store in Dallas (which opens at 8 AM every day) and no one was there waiting for the new iPad Mini. Someone who works for Apple was walking in and after checking inside, he let me know that there we no units available and when the store did receive units, that they are strictly doing in-store pickup only. So none available to people just walking into the stores. He said to just keep checking online today/this week.
post #53 of 82
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Originally Posted by TheHecta View Post

I just went to the Knox store in Dallas (which opens at 8 AM every day) and no one was there waiting for the new iPad Mini. Someone who works for Apple was walking in and after checking inside, he let me know that there we no units available and when the store did receive units, that they are strictly doing in-store pickup only. So none available to people just walking into the stores. He said to just keep checking online today/this week.

Good to know- thanks!

I'm wanting to get it at best buy ($300 in gift cards)- this doesn't bode well...

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post #54 of 82
128GB space gray Verizon at processing stage
post #55 of 82
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Originally Posted by TheUnfetteredMind View Post
 

Ordered 16GB space gray T-Mo @ 4:50am MST, delivery between 11/26 and 12/4. I'm going to try using this as a replacement for my current iPhone 4 (using Google Voice and Talkatone for phone calls and normal SMS). I work from home and don't travel much so will be interesting to see how it all works out. This will be my first iPad.

This is exactly what I do with the current iPad mini. Talkatone is acceptable for the few voice calls I get, though everything you hear has about a quarter-second delay. I'd recommend you get a Bluetooth earpiece or headphones with mic, as the speaker on the iPad mini doesn't do well in noisy environments. Just note that you *can't* answer a call or hang up remotely; you have to do so by actually touching the "Call/End Call" button on your iPad mini. Apple needs to release its phone APIs.

 

On topic, I just ordered the Space Gray 36GB Verizon version. Shipping time said it'll get here by December 4.


Edited by Gamrin - 11/12/13 at 6:01am
post #56 of 82
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

i dont care what anyone else thinks about me. They like getting the Apple toys i give them.

Buy them Galaxy tablets and they'll turn on you like werewolves.

I got the 16gb wifi space grey retina mini. Ships in 2 days. We'll see if my wife will trade me for her 32GB iPad 3 retina wifi . . .

Saw the Mac Pro is still unavailable for order, but it's "only" $2700 with my wife's student discount. . . =-o
post #57 of 82
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Originally Posted by AaronJ View Post
 

Now, if only I had a reason to get one!

 

Between the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air, I don't think I can justify a use case scenario for the Retina Mini.  Oh well.  :)

 

ipad mini on the go with the 5s and the ipad air stays at home. :p  

I will get each ones but its for 2 people, my wife and me.

post #58 of 82
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Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

Good to know- thanks!

I'm wanting to get it at best buy ($300 in gift cards)- this doesn't bode well...

Best but announced they'll have them in select stores.

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post #59 of 82
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Originally Posted by jobsonmyface View Post

Ordered 12  for reselling purposes. Already had my dummy accounts ready. Gonna make a killing with this tight supply.  Thanks Apple!

Dummy accounts for the dummy - how apropos.
post #60 of 82
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post
 

 

Are you kidding? There’s probably a thread already filling up in Apple’s discussion forums with people bitching about yellow tint, battery life, Wi-Fi, iOS 7’s icons, scratches, screen size, memory management, apps that won’t work, and a million other things. A few have already dropped their retina minis and expect a free replacement and are going ballistic when told accidental damage isn’t covered by the warranty and they didn’t buy extended Applecare because they shouldn’t have to.  

 

And all of them are whining about how Steve is dead and Apple is going down the tubes and what happened to QA and don’t they test this stuff before they release it, and the retina mini is EPIC FAIL!

 

<extreme, angry sarcasm> I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

 

oops, sarcasm, you got me

post #61 of 82
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Originally Posted by vaporland View Post


Buy them Galaxy tablets and they'll turn on you like werewolves.

I got the 16gb wifi space grey retina mini. Ships in 2 days. We'll see if my wife will trade me for her 32GB iPad 3 retina wifi . . .

Saw the Mac Pro is still unavailable for order, but it's "only" $2700 with my wife's student discount. . . =-o

Dont I know it. I tried gift the Galaxy line of products and the nexus 7 all I got were complaints.

post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

The resellers have been burned by the iPad so many times now. They say they only want the gold iPhone when I walked by a line of people outside the Apple Store on my way to the gym this morning.

When I was in our local apple store last week, I asked how the gold 5s was selling. The guy said "we have a line of 5-6 people waiting to buy them every morning when we open, and they sell out every day by 11am".

This quarter is going to be interesting. I'm sure MS and blackberry wish they had apple's "problems"...

"I got 99 problems but poor sales ain't one" - apologies to Ice-T.
post #63 of 82
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Originally Posted by herbapou View Post
 

 

oops, sarcasm, you got me

 

Thanks, I needed that.

post #64 of 82
It is OK Aron, you don't have to buy everything Apple makes!😜😜
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Originally Posted by AaronJ View Post

Now, if only I had a reason to get one!

Between the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air, I don't think I can justify a use case scenario for the Retina Mini.  Oh well.  1smile.gif
post #65 of 82
I just ordered a mini. I will wait until the Air gets 256Gb, Wifi ac and a better camera for the price.
 
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post #66 of 82

Anyone recently this morning try an AppleStore? I've always felt like the employees tend to 'shoo' people away if they can before opening if it's something so unknown like this... Or pull the, 'We don't know when the delivery truck will arrive...' and then 10 minutes later, 'Yes we do have them!'

post #67 of 82
Here in Ireland it's showing 5-10 business days for all models. Just checked around Europe and it's showing the same for Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy. However both Germany and the UK are showing 1-3 days for WiFi only 16GB and 32GB.models. Russia and Turkey are still showing no launch date yet. Not sure why the British and Germans get special treatment. Maybe they're Apple's most important European markets.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the new Mini 'in the flesh'. Probably have to wait a bit, though, since I haven't seen the iPad Air on display locally, yet. Sigh...1hmm.gif
post #68 of 82
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Originally Posted by SidricTheViking View Post

Not sure why the British and Germans get special treatment. Maybe they're Apple's most important European markets.

Highest population markets in the EU?

 

Surprised that France is not on that list, though....

post #69 of 82
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

Not true...you just dont get it as often but i often make sure my friends can have access to new apple products.

Well, Hello, my new friend and buddy!! 1wink.gif
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post #70 of 82
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Highest population markets in the EU?

Surprised that France is not on that list, though....

I think the French sued Apple over some anti-socialistic bullshit. Apple said, "No soup for you!"
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post #71 of 82
Originally Posted by jobsonmyface View Post

 

then later posted by jobsonmyface

 Ordered 12  for reselling purposes. Already had my dummy accounts ready. Gonna make a killing with this tight supply.  Thanks Apple!

 

Hypocrite!

Good riddance!

post #72 of 82
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Originally Posted by SirHaakon View Post
 

 

No Apple stores have any configuration available for pickup... the article title kinda already told you that. :)


Yes, but I had to try. After all, the original report itself was a rumor. Today I'll visit some locations to see for myself.

post #73 of 82

The UK online store is quoting 1 to 3 days wait for the wi-fi 16 and 32 GB models, all other retina minis have a 5 to 10 day wait time.

post #74 of 82
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Originally Posted by ChiA View Post

then later posted by jobsonmyface

Hypocrite!
Good riddance!

Ha, good catch.
post #75 of 82
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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post

I think the French sued Apple over some anti-socialistic bullshit. Apple said, "No soup for you!"

And don't forget Italy, which also has a substantial population! Curious...1rolleyes.gif
post #76 of 82

They really aren't selling out fast.  Maybe they expected way more demand?  I would assume people would know about it by now (the early adopters that buy on opening day that is).  Such a weird release they did...

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post #77 of 82
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I just love being right.

Nobody's keeping score.

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post #78 of 82
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Originally Posted by ChiA View Post

then later posted by jobsonmyface

Hypocrite!
Good riddance!

Sociopath is perhaps more accurate. There's no reason to give such a person a forum voice, and it went on too long. I am glad the account was banned.

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post #79 of 82
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Originally Posted by herbapou View Post
 

 

ipad mini on the go with the 5s and the ipad air stays at home. :p  

I will get each ones but its for 2 people, my wife and me.

 

See, that's why I put the word "justify" in there. :)

 

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It is OK Aron, you don't have to buy everything Apple makes!😜😜

 

I know, I know.  But they look so cool! :)

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