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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:14 PM   #1
j0n24
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Switched out my Black mini for White

I picked up a 32gb Black iPad mini on Friday past (mostly because that was the only colour in stock at the time). Unfortunately, I had a prominent scuff in the chamfer on the right side of the iPad and a couple of small gaps in the bezel (they looked to be filled with excess glue). After wiping away the glue I decided that it wasn't worth the hassle to exchange the iPad so I kept it. Six days later I grew tired of dust and dirt collecting in the bezel gap and the chamfer scuff was getting on my nerves so tonight I returned the black model and picked up a White 32gb mini sight unseen (my local Bestbuy still doesn't have them on display)

I'm super happy with the white model. There is a very small dent in the silver chamfer at the top of the iPad but it isn't noticeable due to it being silver. Otherwise it's perfect - and coming from a white iPad 2, I'm partial to white Apple products. The black is nice but after seeing that silver scuff in the black chamfer I can only imagine what it'll look like after a few months with just a Smart Cover!

I'm thinking Apple has some QA issues with Mini production given that I've had two of them with nicks or scratches in the chamfer out of the box. Both of mine had F4 serial numbers if that means anything.

Overall, after nearly a week of use, for my purposes, I really prefer the mini form factor over the full size iPad. I upgraded from an iPad 2 so I have no problems with a non-retna a display.
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