iPad mini Very limited stock of 16GB versions.

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  1. joshwithachance, Nov 2, 2012
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    joshwithachance macrumors 68000

    joshwithachance

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    I just left the Apple store in Providence, RI because I was returning my iPad 4 due to being completely underwhelmed by it and finding the weight to be a bit too much. I had planned on exchanging it for a black 16GB iPad mini, but they only had mini's in 32 or 64GB, both colors. I then called up all the Best Buys within a reasonable distance and they also only had 32 and 64GB models. I hope they come back in stock soon. :(

    Side note, the mini's are GORGEOUS in personal, particularly the black & slate model. And the screen isn't bad at all really...

    Question though: Should I keep trying Apple and Best Buy stores over the next few days, or should I just order one through the Apple website and wait the 2 weeks?

    UPDATE:
    So as a last possible resort, I called the last target in my area, about 10 miles away, and the guy told me they had ONE 16GB black iPad mini left in stock. I asked him if he could hold it for me if I went and picked it up right away and he said yes. So I got in my car, drove to Target, and low and behold I now have a beautiful 16GB black iPad mini!

    I felt very "blah" unboxing my iPad 4 that I had gotten delivered earlier today, but unboxing the iPad mini was very exciting, and I just love the feel of it in my hand. The display isn't all that bad really, and I LOVE the weight and size. This thing just slays the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.
     
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    I saw place the order in. If you get one from a local store, you can always cancel the order.
     
  3. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. it won't really become uncancellable until they start preparing for shipment, which probably won't be for another week or so.
     
  4. silverhick macrumors newbie

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    Underwhelmed by the 4, but ok with the mini screen?
     
  5. insimbi macrumors 6502

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    Yea, what's up with that? I'm underwhelmed by the mini's screen. I'd take a 4 over a mini any day.
     
  6. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    He could be underwhelmed by the size/weight of it and like the portability of the mini. While the 4 is better in terms of specs, for light stuff the the mini is more than adequate.
     
  7. joshwithachance thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was underwhelmed with the 4 as a whole. Of course the screen is gorgeous, but it's quite a bit heavier and noticeably thicker than my iPad 2 was, and for what I do the mini will just suit my needs better.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    b.c the mini is a totally new design...looks just like the iphone 5. Also, most 16gb...phones/ipads always go first.
     
  9. joshwithachance thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I ended up finding one after all, guys! I updated the main post telling my story, and briefly what I think of the iPad mini. ;)
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I found one at Target as well. It was one of the last iPad minis left in the store. My Apple Stores were sold out.

    I also asked about the return policy. She told me I could return it open for full refund if I didn't like it. The receipt was vague and made it seem like they wouldn't accept opened items.
     
  11. joshwithachance thread starter macrumors 68000

    joshwithachance

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    Ooooooh, good to know! I was wondering about the return policy, so thanks for posting this! The store I went to only had a couple 64GBs left after I got my 16GB. So far I love mine! How about you, loving your iPad mini as well?
     

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