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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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iPad Mini Preparing for Shipment

My iPad Mini Black Wifi 64GB is preparing for shipment. (UK) Delivers 2nd November. Picture to follow.Ordered 12 minutes after apple website went live.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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I ordered 1 minute past opening and I have to wait 2 weeks. Sucks to live in Europe..

Still, it should be switching to prepare in the next week or so Too bad it'll arrive in the middle of my mid-terms
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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How long does it take for Apple to process orders? I ordered 2 iPad minis today at 9am and the status is still saying "Processing items". My card hasn't been charged yet.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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Mine says same thing.... preparing for shipment. My RED mini smart cover now says Nov. 1-5. Grr. I hope it gets here the day before or same day as my mini.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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I ordered mine within 5 minutes of the store opening and there's no change in status - expected delivery Nov. 2.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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I preordered my 32GB iPad Mini Black Wi-Fi only like two minutes before 3:00AM EST, and mine still says processing.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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If you live in the US i'm sure it will not go to shipping status till closer to the day. Simmer down you will get it.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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Mine is Preparing for Shipment too!

Same as yours 64GB Black, UK - Delivers 2nd November!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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I called and put in a pre-order with business partner person at the store...64GB 4G LTE, and was told they wouldn't be shipping for "possibly a few weeks."

Certainly not by end of next week. She said they were really not putting orders through for the 64 GB 4GLTE till "after" the opening selling on the wifi only model.

So...I will wait, but given the huge rollout of upgrades on almost EVERY Apple product within past few months, including now, with lowering of profit margins, Apple is scrambling to sell MORE products, rather than charge too high a premium.

Also, very evasive in the conference call when asked about whether supply would meet demands by the holidays, meaning end of year. Tim Cook waffled on that, saying he wasn't sure.

Then, they lowered their guidance on earnings from $15+ per share to $11+ per share for their usual blowout quarter.

So...I sold all but 50 of my Apple shares....this being said.

Yes...I still want my mini, will wait for it. I didn't buy it to be the first to have one in hand. I bought it because I believe Apple still makes the best product and because they all work within an ecosystem. You can call that "forcing" buyers to stay Apple, or whatever, but the product is still stellar.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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Mine too, preparing shipment!

Can't wait my sis took my iPad 3 of me a while ago!!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:20 PM   #11
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Yeah my 16GB Black and Slate UK preparing for shipment too.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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Anyway, all that really means is that you can no longer chicken out and cancel.

They've got you
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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UK here. Purchased at 08:43 - 43 mins after launch.



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Anyway, all that really means is that you can no longer chicken out and cancel.

They've got you
UK's distance selling regulations allow you to cancel 7 days after receiving the item
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:30 PM   #14
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Ordered each of the Black 16GB and White 16GB and now I'm seeing Preparing for Shipment for the Black 16GB model. I'm located in the US and ordered around 2:10 central time.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:00 PM   #15
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I ordered a mini and a ipad 4. Both prepared.

Now I guess it's the Asia flight, assuming they are coming from there.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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Dallas, TX here and mine has switched to Preparing for Shipment alongside my Smart Case. iPad Mini White & Silver Wi-FI 16gb
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:15 PM   #17
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Mine is preparing for shipment also....
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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16gb iPad Mini White and Smart Cover are preparing for shipment. Just a matter of time now
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:26 PM   #19
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Does anyone have a shipping status of "Event Shipping"? I dint have a shipping option when I pre-ordered, it just said standard, but noticed this morning it was updated to Even Shipping. I guess this method is similar to the iPhone 5 Pre-Orders that begin indicating "Holiday Shipping".
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:33 PM   #20
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I ordered mine within 5 minutes of the store opening and there's no change in status - expected delivery Nov. 2.
Ditto!

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Does anyone have a shipping status of "Event Shipping"? I dint have a shipping option when I pre-ordered, it just said standard, but noticed this morning it was updated to Even Shipping. I guess this method is similar to the iPhone 5 Pre-Orders that begin indicating "Holiday Shipping".
Mine says the same thing also.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:43 PM   #21
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UK here. Purchased at 08:43 - 43 mins after launch.





UK's distance selling regulations allow you to cancel 7 days after receiving the item
Apple allow 14 days to return the item (and the DSR actually allow 7 working days to return it), what you CAN'T do now is cancel the delivery while it is at shipping status.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:46 PM   #22
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Casually ordered mine at 6ish this morning in a moment of weakness (kept telling myself I wasn't going to) before work and it's now preparing for shipment. 16gb black model
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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Ordered mine at 12:01 PST, Black, 16GB and it's now showing as Preparing For Shipment. I live in Hawaii.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:06 PM   #24
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First time I have posted,

Ordered within a minute in the UK and Preparing For Shipment, hopefully will arive early which will be AWESOME!!!

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I preordered my 32GB iPad Mini Black Wi-Fi only like two minutes before 3:00AM EST, and mine still says processing.
I'm sure you checked again. But, I ordered the 64 gb black iPad Mini, at 3 am EST, and it says prepared for shipment.
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