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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Angry iPad LTE availability in stores? (Mini and 4)

All of the major tech sites are reporting the LTE iPads are available in retail stores ... Mainly AT&T or Sprint ... After calling all of the Apple/AT&T stores in my area (SD) I have had no luck with finding an LTE mini. Best Buy was the same story. What gives?

Has anyone else made any progress here? What's going on?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Retail Stores or Apple Retail Store?

I'm sure Apple has them.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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I called both, neither have them or have any idea of when they might.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:44 AM   #4
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I called both, neither have them or have any idea of when they might.
They're suppose to go on sale today. (The 16th). I'll be hitting up fashion valley in hopes to get a 4th gen 64GB AT&T white version.
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Yeah, I called UTC Otay and Fashion, according to them they haven't even gotten their shipment in. Must have been the SD batch that got stolen in NY
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:47 AM   #6
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I'm going to head to the 5th avenue NYC store at 6am (open 24/7) and see if they have any in stock...
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:49 AM   #7
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I was wondering this also. I've called corporate and asked the local store and no one knows. Some have said not until December! Ugh apples loss, theyre losing sales.

I want my iPad mini LTE now...
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:32 AM   #8
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I was wondering this also. I've called corporate and asked the local store and no one knows. Some have said not until December! Ugh apples loss, theyre losing sales.

I want my iPad mini LTE now...
They're not really losing the sale if you're going to buy one anyway, regardless of when they come out.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:36 AM   #9
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My local Apple Store just told me within the next few days, just not today.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:50 AM   #10
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The ATT store in downtown Minneapolis opened at 8 am and did not have either.

According the reservation system all of the Apple Stores in MN have the 4 LTE in stock, but you are unable to reserve a Mini...
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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Just stopped by my AT&T store and they had no stock at opening.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:27 AM   #12
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Anyone have any luck at Verizon stores?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:40 AM   #13
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I'm standing in the AT&T store in Providence buying my black 32 gig now. Then downstairs to return the unopened one that arrived from Apple yesterday.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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They're not really losing the sale if you're going to buy one anyway, regardless of when they come out.
if I buy elsewhere, they're getting less money than if I bought at the apple store. I may do that now. It's taking apple forever to get at their store.
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Yeah, I called UTC Otay and Fashion, according to them they haven't even gotten their shipment in. Must have been the SD batch that got stolen in NY
I just bought my iPhone 5 yesterday. When I was there, the reps I spoke to, said even if they did sell them on Friday they aren't told till the day off.

I don't see sprint selling them, as it's been reported, and the company who makes the product not.

"Sprint just announced that it would begin selling the iPad Mini in some of its physical stores starting later today. That likely indicates that other carriers and Apple Stores will begin stocking their shelves with the LTE iPad Mini as well. We’d earlier heard that Apple Stores had received shipments of the 4G iPad Mini and AT&T would also begin stocking shelves today. We also know that Best Buys have been receiving stock and will likely begin selling today as well."
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I'm wagering that they'll go on sale tomorrow. They probably have some in the back an aren't saying they do...

Gonna hit up North County and return this wifi 32 I have and hopefully pick up an LTE.
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...they are in stores now!
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...they are in stores now!
Yeah ... Even though they aren't.
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Yeah ... Even though they aren't.
5th avestore had them
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:26 AM   #20
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I got tired of waiting and picked up a wifi only iPad 4 yesterday. Apple has started their Holiday Return policy now, so anything purchased from now until the end of the year can be returned until I believe the second week of January in order to accommodate Christmas gift returns. So I'll just wait until I know the stores are stocked and return the one I got for an LTE version then. I doubt it will take longer than the normal two week return window, but extra flexibility enticed me :-p
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:01 AM   #21
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Yeah ... Even though they aren't.
Exactly. They have them. I'll be picking one up for the wife hopefully. I'll have the weekend to use it, before taking it to her across state.
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6:30 AM EST nobody but me and the street sweeper in the parking lot. Not your typical rollout. Going to be a long time until 10:00AM. May all be for naught.
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6:30 AM EST nobody but me and the street sweeper in the parking lot. Not your typical rollout. Going to be a long time until 10:00AM. May all be for naught.
Yeah. I was wondering if they would open any earlier.
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Actually somebody just showed up , went in and relocked the door.

That looks promising.
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Actually somebody just showed up , went in and relocked the door.

That looks promising.
hmm. activity. nice. keep the updates coming is you dont mind.
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