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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Cellular-Capable iPad Mini Pre-Orders Arriving in U.S. as Early as Thursday, November 15




Yesterday, we noted that U.S. customers were beginning to report that their pre-orders of the cellular-capable fourth-generation iPad models were beginning to ship, with many seeing delivery dates of this Friday, November 16.

FedEx tracking showing iPad mini delivery for November 15
Beginning just a few hours ago, customers who pre-ordered cellular-capable iPad mini models also began seeing shipping notices. Customers seem to be reporting a range of delivery dates for this initial batch of devices, with the earliest ones set for this Thursday, November 15 but others not arriving until Friday or even the following Monday.

As we noted in our earlier reports, AT&T is also expected to begin offering LTE models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad in its retail stores on Friday, with the carrier offering a $100 discount on any tablet for those who sign up for a two-year data plan agreement, including its $10/month Mobile Share tablet add-on package.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Finally!

(not that I actually bought one, i'm referring to the first post) >_>
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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$10/month Mobile Share tablet add-on package?

So they make you pay to be able to share data with your cellphone, which you're already paying for? Am I reading that correctly?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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I didn't call and aggravate Apple for a quicker delivery date, but I just got my "One of your items has shipped" email from Apple.

My delivery date has bounced around. I ordered a couple of minutes into the pre-sale, a white 16 on Verizon. The website has told me to expect delivery on Nov 23, mid-November, and now November 16.

My tracking number from FedEx says it will actually deliver on 11/15. "Mid-November" indeed.

Edit to add: Now FedEx tracking site reports delivery on 11/16. Seems like a lot of people are seeing the same change.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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Mine is still Nov 21, preparing for shipment. Ordered minutes after preorders went live.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Mine is still Nov 21, preparing for shipment. Ordered minutes after preorders went live.
Same here. Ordered it within the first five minutes...

(Not that a few days really matters in the grand scheme of things)
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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I didn't call and aggravate Apple for a quicker delivery date, but I just got my "One of your items has shipped" email from Apple.

My delivery date has bounced around. I ordered a couple of minutes into the pre-sale, a white 16 on Verizon. The website has told me to expect delivery on Nov 23, mid-November, and now November 16.

My tracking number from FedEx says it will actually deliver on 11/15. "Mid-November" indeed.

Edit to add: Now FedEx tracking site reports delivery on 11/16. Seems like a lot of people are seeing the same change.
Same thing happened to me. When I got it this morning I thought "Wow, nice, a day earlier than I could have expected!"

Then it changed. Oh, well, still better than the 21st, so no complaints here.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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Mine is in transit from china. FedEx still keeps a delivery date of 11/19. I'm on the east coast.


Is this the same for anyone else on the east coast? I ordered soon as well on the pre-order, iPad 4 with verizon LTE, 32 gb white.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:26 PM   #9
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Mine is in transit from china. FedEx still keeps a delivery date of 11/19. I'm on the east coast.


Is this the same for anyone else on the east coast? I ordered soon as well on the pre-order, iPad 4 with verizon LTE, 32 gb white.
I ordered a 32GB Black LTE iPad 4 later that morning and I have the same estimated ship date. I am in New Jersey.

Strangely, it shows the package having left Memphis TN already which usually means it hits Jersey on the following day and out for delivery same or the day after so it should get to us by Friday the 16th which was our original date.

Edit: It arrived in Newark NJ tonight. It may arrive tomorrow at this rate. Which is perfect as that is my Wife's birthday and this is her birthday present!

Latest it should get delivered is Friday at this rate.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:46 PM   #10
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My tracking number from FedEx says it will actually deliver on 11/15. "Mid-November" indeed.

Edit to add: Now FedEx tracking site reports delivery on 11/16. Seems like a lot of people are seeing the same change.
Same here.

It's not unusual for FedEx to beat the delivery date on the tracking page (for Apple stuff) where I live, so I'm curious to see if it shows up on Thursday.

I didn't bug Apple to move my shipping date up, so I was expecting delivery next Wednesday. This Friday is an awesome surprise!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Dang, I ordered on the 26th an engraved cellular mini and it still says " Available: Late November " booo
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:57 AM   #12
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Yay! Just got shipping confirmation for 64G Black (WiFi + Cellular) and the FedEx page states an estimated delivery of 11/15 by 10:30am. Gonna trade in my iPad 3 at Amazon, I think I can live without the Retina screen for a year or so.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:10 AM   #13
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I ordered a Verizon mini in early November and just got the confirmation that it will arrive on Friday. That means that my wife will have it for her trip, which is very nice.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:12 AM   #14
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The one I ordered last week also shipped with the rest. Will arrive this Friday - FedEx is probably off on the date - least it was with the iPhone 5 for me.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:12 AM   #15
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So they make you pay to be able to share data with your cellphone, which you're already paying for? Am I reading that correctly?
Yes, though I can't imagine why that's confusing. I've done the tethering thing, and it's worth $10 for the slight performance edge you get being able to use LTE directly, plus the convenience of not having to go in and turn the tethering on every time, plus the ability to use the two devices when they're not in physical proximity to each other.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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Yes, though I can't imagine why that's confusing. I've done the tethering thing, and it's worth $10 for the slight performance edge you get being able to use LTE directly, plus the convenience of not having to go in and turn the tethering on every time, plus the ability to use the two devices when they're not in physical proximity to each other.
Given that the cell providers don't offer any additional data allotment with a tethering plan, I don't see why one should have to pay anything extra for tethering - period.

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... I think I can live without the Retina screen for a year or so.
If having a Retina display means extra weight and thickness (as is the case with the full-size iPad) - I'd just as soon have a decent, non-Retina display on the Mini.

In my mind the Mini is all about portability.
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Given that the cell providers don't offer any additional data allotment with a tethering plan, I don't see why one should have to pay anything extra for tethering - period.
Who said you have to pay extra for tethering. Its pay extra for an extra device with a dedicated connection. If you want to tether, then don't buy the extra service.
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Who said you have to pay extra for tethering. Its pay extra for an extra device with a dedicated connection. If you want to tether, then don't buy the extra service.
Verizon and AT&T include a per-device monthly fee if you want to use more than one device on a given data plan.

T-Mobile charges a monthly fee for tethering. This is cheaper than the per-device options if you have several devices, but it's still an extra fee for purchasing the same amount of data.
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just like my ipad4 cellular .. delivery date is 19th how is everyone getting 15th as a date .. i ordered as soon as it went live .. 16gb att black
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Any word on Verizon's availability on Friday? Would I be able to get it at verizon or Apple?
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So they make you pay to be able to share data with your cellphone, which you're already paying for? Am I reading that correctly?
Hasnt that always been the case?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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delivery date change

Mine was set to deliver on thursday the 15th, but i recently checked it and it says friday the 16th now. So Apple might be making Fedex and UPS hold them until the 16th.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:36 AM   #23
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Mine was set to deliver on thursday the 15th, but i recently checked it and it says friday the 16th now. So Apple might be making Fedex and UPS hold them until the 16th.
Me, too. My order said 11/15 before 10:30 earlier today and now ways 11/16 before 10:30. Either way, it is coming this week.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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I received shipment confirmed an hour ago from Apple that
my iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular for Verizon 64GB - White & Silver
has shipped, to be delivered on 15th going UPS Worldwide Express, had next day.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:44 AM   #25
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Did anyone that already got a shipping confirmation have a personalized mini?

I ordered minutes after the presale, but mine is still "preparing for shipping"

Maybe because it will be engraved?!?
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