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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Official iPad Mini and Fourth-Generation iPad Sales Begin in New Zealand




While a number of customers have been able to get their hands on the iPad mini prematurely either through early deliveries or retailers who began selling the devices before the appointed time, sales have now officially started in New Zealand where it is now the morning of November 2.

Twitter user @jgriffinz notes that he was one of the first customers to officially purchase the iPad mini in New Zealand, and notes that he was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about the distinction. He has also confirmed that his iPad mini arrived with the New Zealand version of the 5-watt power adapter rather than the higher-powered 12-watt adapter that is arriving with the full-size iPad.

iPad mini on display at YOOBEE in Auckland, New Zealand
AMA Creative also shared a few photos with MacRumors showing the iPad mini going on sale at New Zealand retailer YOOBEE.

Apple's own stores are opening at 8:00 AM local time on Friday to begin sales of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad. A number of third-party retailers will also be carrying the devices, and their opening times and stock levels may vary.

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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Are there long lines?
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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Are there long lines?
Not when I walked past this morning. Store was empty.

This is New Zealand though. Half of my office (a leading tech firm) still have greyscale Nokia phones
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Not when I walked past this morning. Store was empty.

This is New Zealand though. Half of my office (a leading tech firm) still have greyscale Nokia phones

Was the same true for the iPad (3rd gen) and iPhone 5 release? Just curious.

What a firm
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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Not when I walked past this morning. Store was empty.
When I walked by our local store today and looked in, it was empty as well.

Wait, oh yeay - that was the University Village Microsoft store...
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I noticed Halo 4 in the background before the iPad. /shrug.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:18 PM   #7
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cool - i expect to see updates from every single country
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I noticed Halo 4 in the background before the iPad. /shrug.
Same.
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FedEx is holding on to mine for two days at the nearest delivery hub according to tracking will deliver tomorrow CST time.

It is an overnight shipment with a request to hold for delivery date.
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I noticed Halo 4 in the background before the iPad. /shrug.
Halo 4? Goldeneye 64 or GTFO!
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So much for the fools who claim that the price is too high.

Apple is sold out with huge lines forming in every part of the world. If all that Apple cared about was profits, they could have priced it at $429 and made a killing. but the low price proves that Apple cares mostly about the User Experience and that profits just magically happen to appear due to their customer-first attitude.

People wake up and go to work at Apple every day because they want to make others happy. They do not do it to make a paycheck. The do it to Change The World into a better place for other people.

But the Googley Fandroids will deny it because they hate Apple, and because they hate every single person who owns even one Apple product. They all just live in their parent's basement and spend all of their time changing screen savers on their Android devices. So sad.

People who own Apple products buy them to actually do real work, and NOT to just play with them or to fight the OS to try to get rid of all the malware.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 07:33 PM   #11
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Halo 4? Goldeneye 64 or GTFO!
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GoldenEye 64, man. Those are some of my fondest memories. Makin' me feel all this nostalgia now.
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GoldenEye 64, man. Those are some of my fondest memories. Makin' me feel all this nostalgia now.
The sad part is that it's not nostalgic at all for me. I've been trying to get an N64 for a long time, and I finally have one now that it's 2012
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The sad part is that it's not nostalgic at all for me. I've been trying to get an N64 for a long time, and I finally have one now that it's 2012
Nice! definitely is great to go back to the classics. Or, in your case, experience them for the first time. It's so crazy to see how fast graphics and game development has progressed in such a short time.
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I noticed Halo 4 in the background before the iPad. /shrug.
I don't see why people are excited about Halo 4. Reach was excellent, and a great way to end the series.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:43 PM   #15
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I don't see why people are excited about Halo 4. Reach was excellent, and a great way to end the series.
Reach was good, but it wasn't a good end to the series. Well.. rather, I should say, it wasn't a good end to the Master Chief. People are excited because the chief is the favorite video game character for a LOT of people.

Prime example: me. I've waited for this game for five years haha.
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Can we please get this thread back on topic?

More cute smiley guy pics, please.
Haha. You should see his Instagram.

The creepy stalking ends now. Seriously.

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Yeah I saw that! Surely he did see it, and got a major self-esteem boost :P
Check his Instagram.

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The guy in the photo is really cute...

And the iPad looks beautiful
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Uh....

sales of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad mini.

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More like sales of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad
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And the iPad looks beautiful
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Apple's own stores are opening at 8:00 AM local time on Friday to begin sales of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad.
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Oh hell no. I wouldn't. I've seen PLENTY about some of the people on here and this does not look like it would yield the best results. No way. I'll stick to Grindr for now.
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The guy in the photo is really cute...

And the iPad looks beautiful
Lol. I was thinking the same thing. He's cute.
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He's a bit of a babe for sure. I think I would've been one of the first too - bought mine at about 8:01 AM from JB Hi-Fi in St Lukes (Auckland).

Loving it!! Have already used it probably more than I ever used my retina iPad.
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