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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:44 AM   #26
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:47 AM   #27
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just to add to what others said, there has been ZERO issues with quality control of defects.

People not liking the screen is not a flaw or defect....
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 AM   #28
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No quality control problems here.

I did find that text on the web to be too small on default Safari. There are some workarounds, but I chose to switch to Mercury Browser where I can change the default text size. I love everything about it now!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM   #29
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The only issue is that the mute switch (at least when it is in the on position) jiggles a little when you touch it. It doesn't seem like it is solidly in place. Anybody else have this issue? Obviously it's not a functional issue, but not something that i've noticed with other iPads.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:40 AM   #30
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Mine's perfect. And my only, ONLY, complaint is the screen gets covered in fingerprints I want to get a Smart Cover but I keep hearing they suck for the Mini. I'm looking for something similar atm but haven't seen anything that has caught my eye.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:49 AM   #31
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I'm loving mine so far!!! And I also like the Smart Cover. No defects or issues so far that I have noticed
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:50 AM   #32
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An issue is a gap running down the left side of the device where the glass meets the aluminium. I have seen this on many iPad Minis. Debris gets stuck in there very easily, but Apple will swap it out, as they did mine...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 PM   #33
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just to add to what others said, there has been ZERO issues with quality control of defects.

People not liking the screen is not a flaw or defect....
Really? are you all knowing? Go back and read my posts. Your opinion doesn't account for what we all saw and what the apple employees saw.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:20 PM   #34
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Really? are you all knowing? Go back and read my posts. Your opinion doesn't account for what we all saw and what the apple employees saw.
I don't know if 1 would be considered a real issue.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:09 PM   #35
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Thanks for the advice, Terminator. You were right! I called all the stores within 100 miles from me, and a few Best Buy stores in nearby towns, and none of them have the $329 Ipad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi in stock. They all have absolutely no idea when they will be getting more either. I knew going in that Apple was having some supply chain issues with the touch screen, and that the Ipad Mini will be a hot item this Christmas. But after a month I thought I could get one readily at the Apple stores. I was wrong.

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The only problem with the iPad mini is it's very hard to find a store that has one in stock.

If you plan to get one this weekend, you should start calling stores as early as tomorrow and see if they will hold one for you.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:30 PM   #36
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I don't know if 1 would be considered a real issue.
It was to him and the Apple store employees
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:41 PM   #37
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:03 AM   #38
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I swapped out my iPad mini today due to what seemed to be piece of hair or dust in the middle of the screen. I really didn't want to exchange my Mini but the hair was too distracting. I'd read stuff online and my eyes kept getting drawn to that piece of hair.

Check out my thread for more details: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1497362
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:24 AM   #39
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I have wifi issues.

Oddly, the two main networks I connect to at home and work are fine (both wireless N), but when I'm out and about connecting to public networks or at my girlfriends place (wireless G).... I have issues. I can see the networks (often at full bar) and try to connect... most of the time it'll just say 'unable to connect to the network'. Sometimes I get to the password screen, I type it in... then the same.

I've done all the resets possible and its still the same. I can only connect to my girlfriends network if my mini is <1ft away from the router.

I will be hoping a replacement fixes this for me, just haven't had the time to get to an apple store just yet.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 AM   #40
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The size of the mini has been the best thing for me. I immediately gave up my ipad Retina. Yeah, the screen is a little fuzzier than the retina, but I really wasn't getting much from the retina. A single game the retina helped with really small text. And some websites, the retina helped with small text without zooming.

Other than those two situations, the mini is better in every which way. I can carry it in a coat pocket, it feels like it weighs nothing, battery is better in my usage, and in general its just more enjoyable to use. I get all that in exchange for a little pinch and zoom on some (very few) websites.

The smart cover isn't as good, but it works. It tends to come undone from the triangle shape easier than the full size smart cover. Its not all the time, but it happens enough for me to notice I have to fiddle with it.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:05 AM   #41
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I've had two both with debris under the screen.
Debris ?!?

I'm sorry, I don't speak English as my primary language but .... debris ?!?

What do you mean ? Maybe you are speaking about dust particles aren't you ?
Otherwise your iPad mini is quite defective.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:11 AM   #42
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Had my iPad mini for 2 weeks now and not one single problem. I have the red smart cover and it fits perfectly. In fact since getting my iPad mini I have only used my iPad 3 a handful of times. Considering selling the iPad 3.

The iPad mini size is perfect, I take it everywhere now and it has made my backpack or messenger bag a little lighter. Sometimes I have to double check it's in there.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:20 AM   #43
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I got mine on opening day at Target. It is the first tablet for me, since I got it, I have not used my Macbook air. I wasn't sure about using a tablet, but so far I like it.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:58 AM   #44
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My screen flickers/dims rapidly! It's not a 0%-100% brightness flicker but a 50%-75% flicker...so it's noticeable. When I tap on the back of the ipad with my finger it's a 0-100% flicker so I'm thinking that the LCD ribbon cable inside is not making complete contact, or is partially unplugged. Now for a trip back to the apple store...
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:12 AM   #45
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Portrait mode for web browsing isn't great depending on one's vision. Landscape is better or one can use another browser to increase font size.

No real problems with the Mini other than the screen. Other than that, pretty smooth sailing.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:20 AM   #46
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I'm thinking about picking up the Ipad Mini this weekend as a Christmas gift for my wife, and I wanted to know if there are any issues with this first batch of Ipad Minis that I should be concerned about. I was going to purchase one when it was released, but thought I should wait at least a month to see if any problem arises. Is there any heating, hardware or wifi antenna problems with the new Ipad Mini? Thanks.
I'm _very_ pleased to report that the new mini's have proven to be very bug free. I have bought six for various family members and all have been just fine.

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No real problems with the Mini other than the screen. Other than that, pretty smooth sailing.
There is _nothing_ wrong with the display. Period.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:33 AM   #47
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No issues with min. I sold my iPad 3 and I'm loving the mini!!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:52 AM   #48
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Thanks for the advice, Terminator. You were right! I called all the stores within 100 miles from me, and a few Best Buy stores in nearby towns, and none of them have the $329 Ipad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi in stock. They all have absolutely no idea when they will be getting more either. I knew going in that Apple was having some supply chain issues with the touch screen, and that the Ipad Mini will be a hot item this Christmas. But after a month I thought I could get one readily at the Apple stores. I was wrong.
I think that you can still order an ipad mini on apple.com after 10pm each evening for in-store pickup. The stores update their ipad mini inventory at that time, and you can check to see if stores in your area have them. I was able to get a wifi+LTE 64gb model this way.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:05 PM   #49
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No problems so far. Don't expect the quality to be any different from the other Apple products I've purchased within the past year so that's a good thing. Not a problem but one thing to keep in mind if you're a constant traveller or busy person is that it does charge slower with the provided 5 watt charger. It definitely charges faster off the Mac if I need it to but I usually charge overnight so it's fine.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:15 PM   #50
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Had some sluggishness.

This is one of the more honest reviews:
http://gizmodo.com/5959068/a-week-with-the-ipad-mini
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