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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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First Pre-Orders of LTE iPad Mini and Fourth-Generation iPad Models Arriving in U.S.




In line with tracking information, a number of U.S. customers who pre-ordered LTE models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad have either already received their shipments this morning or are seeing their packages out for delivery.

Verizon iPad mini delivered (Thanks, Joshua)
Our forums are beginning to fill with reports of iPad minis being delivered, while we're also starting to see reports of fourth-generation iPads arriving.

Apple has yet to announce when it will begin selling the LTE iPad mini and iPad models in stores, although stocks of at least the full-size iPad models have reportedly arrived at the company's stores and we had previously heard that AT&T was planning to begin selling the devices this Friday, November 16.

Article Link: First Pre-Orders of LTE iPad Mini and Fourth-Generation iPad Models Arriving in U.S.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Hope they are shipped to Aussie customers soon. I NEED mine before I go on a cruise on the last day of this month.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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The antenna bar looks great on a black iPad mini. Maybe they should introduce black/slate iPad (full size)
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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Looks really sleek! Now on to real-life battery/speed tests!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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that black/slate model looks damn good!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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In Canada, we're still at "Processing order" even if we pre ordered it on October 26th at 3AM...
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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In Canada, we're still at "Processing order" even if we pre ordered it on October 26th at 3AM...
cdw.ca shows ipad with LTE will be available in 3-6 business days. If it's true, many Canadians will have news next week.

An example from their website, Apple iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular - 32 GB - 4th generation - White

Warehouse Location Available Quantity Incoming
Vancouver, BC 0 42
Guelph, ON 0 21
Calgary, AB 0 42
Richmond, BC 0 10
Toronto, ON 0 65
TOTAL 0 180

Availability: 3-6 business days
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:48 PM   #8
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cdw.ca shows ipad with LTE will be available in 3-6 business days. If it's true, many Canadians will have news next week.

An example from their website, Apple iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular - 32 GB - 4th generation - White

Warehouse Location Available Quantity Incoming
Vancouver, BC 0 42
Guelph, ON 0 21
Calgary, AB 0 42
Richmond, BC 0 10
Toronto, ON 0 65
TOTAL 0 180

Availability: 3-6 business days
Interesting! Thanks!

So, Apple should start shipping tomorrow and Monday-Tuesday.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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Excite!!! Hope my 4th Gen turns up soon. Tho have been loving the mini, will be hard to change back now.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM   #10
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Screen resolution is fine if you are reading 8pt fonts in the web browser, yes. Make your fonts 12 pt and hold it at least 12 inches from your face, like you do with a normal book and you will be fine.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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I'm sure I'll be happier once it gets a Retina Display, but for now the smaller size and lighter weight are pluses.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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Many people seem to forget that the 3rd generation iPad required a much larger battery to power the retina display, and became thicker and heavier than the iPad 2 as a result.

I would prefer the low-res screen of my iPad Mini if that is necessary to keep it slim and lightweight. People who don't care as much about size and weight will buy a 10-inch iPad anyway, which is likely the reason Apple management made the choices that they did.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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I and other family members with original Ipads are very happy. I actually read many magazines on ours (nextissue - wonderful). And books. And games.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:04 PM   #14
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Say what you will, but after owning every iPad that has been brought to market, the Mini is by far my favorite. The size alone makes the original iPad seemed out dated.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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To get back on topic, my AT&T 16 GB white iPad is out for delivery today. The delivery date was originally the 23rd, changed to the 16th, then changed to the 19th (which it still says). Obviously it will be the 15th.
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I'll never forget showing my iPad 3 to my buddy, wife, mom and dad. I was super excited about the difference. NONE of them thought it was that big of a deal. All of their eyes reacted differently. In fact my buddy who doesn't have great eyesight thought the bolder look to the fonts of the iPad 2 for easier for him to read.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:22 AM   #18
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Mine just came despite the tracking saying tomorrow
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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pre ordered on October 26th...scheduled for delivery on the 19th...on truck for delivery today!

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:25 AM   #20
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I'll never forget showing my iPad 3 to my buddy, wife, mom and dad. I was super excited about the difference. NONE of them thought it was that big of a deal. All of their eyes reacted differently. In fact my buddy who doesn't have great eyesight thought the bolder look to the fonts of the iPad 2 for easier for him to read.
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This is very true, and it also depends on how each person uses the device. For me, the retina display introduced on the iPhone 4 was a game-changing upgrade because I like to read entire newspapers on my phone and appreciated the clarity of the text. The same is true for me on the iPad because I use it primarily for reading and marking-up PDFs. Others, and especially others who use it for different purposes, might not care as much. I greatly wish Apple had gone with a higher-resolution display for the Mini (because I otherwise love the device), but I recognize that the screen will be satisfactory for many.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:58 PM   #21
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iPad mini not that bad if you see it in person. Anyways, I want to know when the stores are getting it =( if its tomorrow I can cancel my online order since it hasn't shipped yet.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:27 PM   #22
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once you go retina you never go back

this screen is really bad on the eyes, i don't get it why people buy this crap, they must have bought the retina iphone already and got used to its quality...

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:11 PM   #24
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My mini is coming via UPS supposed to be tomorrow before 10a but currently shows "exception, missed scheduled connection", in Kentucky and "delivery rescheduled" but still shows tomorrow delivery. Just my luck...

Regarding all the resolution talk.

I LOVED my iPad1 and had one the minute they were available, I'd been testing every small tablet along the way and knew from the 1st minute that this product would change the world. Compared to a laptop, or any other previous attempts, it was really a magical experience.

I LOVED the iPad2 it was a great evolution of a great product, the form factor was even better.

I had mixed feelings on the iPad3, the screen initially wasn't that big a deal, but when side by side comparing it to iPad1 and 2 it really was a visable improvement which I grew to love. But the HUGE battery and the quietly slipped in huge increase in charge time left me somewhat cool on the 3. I have found that I tend to carry it less due to the heft of it. I felt like the iPad2 was really a better all around product for it's price/performance.

I ordered a Verizon Mini and a 4 this pass. But after reading all of the noise on displays, went to an Apple store and played with a mini. The display is pretty good to me, it's better than the 2, certainly not at all "horrible" as others claim and the form factor is killer. After the hands on I cancelled the 4 order for now as I believe the mini will be my all around keeper as it's so markedly portable.

Should they pop out a retina mini, I'd jump to it but charge time does matter and big retina displays eat power so I'd hope they do better than the 2 to 3 battery situation. If the iPad5 gets lighter with a decent charge time, I'd most likely get one as well for customer presentations on the larger screen.



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I wasn't sure about the Mini until I got to touch one and OMG it makes the original look like a dinosaur, it's like half the weight, very thin and not much smaller than it's big brother.

Now just to clarify the WiFi only one doesn't come with GPS so can affect how you use the maps right? I was planning on getting WiFi and tethering it to my iPhone for mobile data when away from WiFi hot spots.
Only the cellular models have a GPS radio. I would HIGHLY recommend that you get a cellular model even if you don't plan on using it. The GPS will work even without a plan active and yes it really makes the mapping programs usable especially the off-line versions like CoPilot and Garmon.

having the ability to activate the cellular in a pinch is very handy, I ended up keeping mine active as it is pretty darn usefull in the field. I prefer the Verizon models because of the free hotspot capability.

Also with an active cellular connection (or your phone tether should you not activate cellular on the pad), mappers like CoPilot Live will display a live look-ahead traffic bar and automatically offer you re-routing options on the fly as you drive, very cool! I drove thru the heart of Los Angeles and missed long delays by having faith in the realtime routing, it was great. I had Nav on the iPads but due to their size seldom used them, preferring the iPhone instead. The Mini may work out better, we'll see.

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That’s the problem with looking at spec sheets and drawing conclusions. I’m looking at a 3GS here and a mini right now, to suggest the screens are even remotely comparable is laughable.

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