So I had ordered a 64 gig wifi retina mini through Apple the other morning, but yesterday my local store got some in so I cancelled my order and headed over there and picked one up for my wife. There are no issues with it. There are no nicks or scuffs or scratches on the diamond cut chamfer or anywhere else, the home button is flush, the side/top buttons have a very nice feel to them, there's no rattle from the camera lens (let's face it most Apple products at least have that), and the glass is flush with the chamfer all the way around. The screen looks great. Zero uneven/yellow tint on a pure white screen even when tilting the iPad side to side and top to bottom, and zero backlight bleeding on an all black screen. The screen is on the cooler side for a change, product after product after product seems to get warmer with Apple so it's nice to FINALLY see a product go back the other direction rather than getting yellower and yellower. Personally I prefer a cooler screen. As for colors, though I didn't do a direct comparison with my iPad 4, they may not be quite as saturated as my iPad, but I can't say for sure since I didn't do a comparison since there's no need to - the mini colors look plenty fine and in daily use will be just great and are by no means "washed out". That said, there's nothing that says more saturated colors automatically are better, either. All in all this batch 1 retina mini is perfect, so don't be afraid to jump in. Sometimes we spend way too much time reading crap on these forums and less time just enjoying the product. Either way, the iPad I bought last night is a keeper.