Resolved iPad LTE availability in stores? (Mini and 4)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JohnnyAndre, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    saving107

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    Retail Stores or Apple Retail Store?

    I'm sure Apple has them.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called both, neither have them or have any idea of when they might.
     
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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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 :p
     
  6. macrumors member

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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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    iHeartsteve

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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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    d0r1en0

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    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."
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. macrumors 68040

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    ...they are in stores now!
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah ... Even though they aren't.
     
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    d0r1en0

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    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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    Yeah. I was wondering if they would open any earlier.
     
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    d0r1en0

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    welp, i hope its a good thing. keep it up. cuz im pst, so itll be 7am my time when you find out. itll be good for either both, or one of us. hoping its both, but at least if its not a go, youve looked out for the west coasters. :cool:
     
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    ugcop

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

    That looks promising.
     
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    d0r1en0

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    hmm. activity. nice. keep the updates coming is you dont mind.
     
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    Just called the fifth ave store. The guy said they will definitely get them today but doesn't know when.
     
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    All employees are here but last one in said they aren't opening until 10...still the only fool standing in the cold rain to buy a product I'm not even sure they have
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    FYI

    Verizon now has them available for order on their site, so I am assuming that verizon stores will have the, today. Most likely corporate stores only.

    I may take my shot there first, then hit up apple stores if need to, Target opens at 8, so will need to check with them as we'll.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    What store are you at??
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Can you guys post please if Apple has them in stock in the East? You guys are going to find out before us in the West. That way we can get a heads up and go to the Apple store before they open :D Thanks! You guys rock!
     
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    Official .....Apple Retail will have a roll out today...no AT&T models yet...possibly will show up on truck before opening.
     
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    d0r1en0

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    no att across the board, or just at YOUR store?
     

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