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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, 09:12 AM   #7
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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, 09:14 AM   #8
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I woke up today to see my iPad mini scheduled for delivery! I'm heading home for lunch to pick it up!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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Wish mine would come but for some reason it's scheduled for Monday and it just arrived in the usa
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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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   #11
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Mine just came despite the tracking saying tomorrow
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:31 AM   #12
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I recived my 2 ipad Mini's. 1 silver, 1 slate 32gb verizon. Was set to deliver 11/16/12 but I got them 11/15/12 @ 0902 via FedEx
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM   #13
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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, 09:44 AM   #14
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I got my iPad mini cellular 64gb Verizon at 9:38 am delivered.
Now waiting for iPad 4th gen
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:01 AM   #15
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Now we just need word on if they'll be in stores tomorrow.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 AM   #16
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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, 10:15 AM   #17
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I got my iPad mini cellular 64gb Verizon at 9:38 am delivered.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:28 AM   #18
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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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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:32 AM   #19
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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, 10:34 AM   #20
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I love that iPad Mini!

It's the perfect size (fits in my jacket pocket) and so light.

But I'm not going to buy one until it's got the Retina display (sigh).

In the meantime I'll hopefully be enjoying my iPad 4 due to arrive any day now... (Snoopy Dance!).

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 AM   #21
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The antenna bar looks great on a black iPad mini. Maybe they should introduce black/slate iPad (full size)
It seems almost certain they will.

The iPad 4th Gen is clearly a stop gap product - not that it isn't a great iPad, it clearly is, but it looks the same as the iPad 3 which shared the same design as the iPad 2. It's a big spec bump but a spec bump none the less. I fully expect a new iPad next year - maybe even before the fall - that brings the design language of the iPhone and iPad mini to the iPad - anodized aluminium with diamond cut chamfered edges. I also expect the in cell touch technology to come to iPad, maybe with the new IGZO screen tech. These items will then make their way to the iPad mini 2 next fall.

It is my humble opinion that the iPad mini and iPhone 5 are the most gorgeous designs Apple has ever produced.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 AM   #22
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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, 11:06 AM   #23
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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, 11:08 AM   #24
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I can tell the difference and I just don't care. I like the iPad mini and that's good enough for me.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:22 AM   #25
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To be fair, the first Retina Apple device was the iPhone 4 and that came out in June 2010. I've been using Retina quality screens for two and a half years. But, yes, it is funny how quickly people become used to something.

The iPhone 4 ruined me for the old 3GS screen. Even the smaller but noticeable improvements made in the iPhone 5 (in cell touch) makes the brilliant 4S screen seem somewhat washed out to my eyes.

I suspect I would notice the lower res. iPad mini screen so I'm waiting for the retina version. All that being said, the mini looks like a truly great product.

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