iPad iPad Mini Release Date?

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  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    When do you guys thing the iPad Minis with Retina will go on sale? For some crazy odd reason I am thinking Black Friday but with a pre-sale on the 15th. What do you guys think?
     
  2. bembol macrumors 65816

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    Late November.

    Apple sales said with the shortage it may be a quite launch.
     
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Sometime later this month as Apple has already stated.
     
  4. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well obviously sometime in November!

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    Well obviously sometime in November!
     
  5. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

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    The popular rumored dates are the 21st or 22nd.
     
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  8. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Hoping for 11/15 release date but 11/22 seems more likely. :eek:
     
  9. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Source for this? Meaning they'll surprise us one day?
     
  10. double329 macrumors 6502

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    Probably right on Black-Friday in time for the madness.
     
  11. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    Cha-Ching! Buy this man a beer.
     
  12. jwilson25 macrumors regular

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    The 22nd seems odd since that's Xbox One launch day, pretty sure they wouldn't want to share the spotlight.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Apple loves stealing the spotlight! :D

    Me? I'm buying a Mini Retina and an Xbox One. Luckily the Xbox is on a longer upgrade cycle (unless it RRODs).
     
  14. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I preordered the Xbox One ages ago, and recently went to a Lock-In to have a play with one. Seriously unimpressed, was expecting to be amazed but it was kinda meh... Will cancel my order.
     
  15. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

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    So it's not just iDevices that people have unrealistic expectations for?
     
  16. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Not quite the same, I'd expect to be wowed after eight years.
     
  17. macduke Suspended

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    Many titles that release within the first year or two of a console's lifespan do not really take full advantage of the hardware. For more extreme examples, look at GTA IV vs. GTA V and Halo 3 vs. Halo 4. Though even the early versions of both of those games looked better than release day titles like Perfect Dark Zero. I'm not much of a PC gamer and prefer a controller. So I'm hoping that the One will enable Minecraft to catch up with the PC version. I'm also really excited about gems like Destiny. I haven't preordered because I wasn't sure if I would pull the trigger in November. It might be wise to wait until the Spring when more of the games I want will be coming out and the console (and hardware issues) may have been vetted by then. I also think there's a good chance that Microsoft will feel some pressure from Sony and drop the price to $399 to match the PS4. Or at least release a cheaper version without Kinect.
     
  18. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Share what spotlight? Both have there base & even some of it shared. But neither are lead story material. But also look at Apples other Friday launches - PS4 & Black Friday. It's a busy month no matter what. Friday is a key launch day b/c of the weekend.
     
  19. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    I can't wait for my Xbox One and PS4. They both def take the spotlight off any Apple launch for me. The 15th can't get here fast enough.
     
  20. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I heard 11/15 but who knows. I think manufacturing issues are holding it up.
     
  21. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know when it is but i wish they would hurry up, it feels like i have been waiting a life time.

    I even tried to talk myself into buying the iPad air over the weekend, but deep down i knew all along i really wanted a mini retina.
     
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  23. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Lol, me too. I've been waiting for the retina Mini since they announced the Mini last year. Prio to that, didn't really expect Apple to release a smaller tablet. :p
     
  24. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to say Black Friday. Gets Apple a big free pr boost, and gets people into stores the day they are thinking of Christmas shopping.
     
  25. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think apple will be thinking of black friday as a release date, due to the fact they know already there is going to be a shortage, so they don't want/need to promote them.
     

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