Who all is waiting to see the iPad mini in person before buying it?

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    I was all set to get one and then I compared my iPad 3 screen side by side to my Mom's iPad 2 and am worried it might be a difficult adjustment to make, even though the screen on the mini is still better than the iPad 2 screen.

    I also have a friend who has a non retina iPod touch and I sort of cringed when I saw that in comparison to the retina screen on my iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
     
  2. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    Non Retina screen is too big of a step back.

    Especially for an E-reader sized tablet.

    The best thing about Retina is the Crystal Clear Text.

    The way I see it is the 1st gen mini is a great iPad for kids.

    But iam holding out for Retina Display on it or a new iPad 5 in the lighter thinner form factor.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That's what the Return Policy is there for...
     
  4. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Bingo
     
  5. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    This!
     
  6. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    I just don't like the hassle...a simple glance at an Apple Store should help me decide.

    I really like to buy it, really! But the non-Retina display is holding me back. :(
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    If there is one return policy in gadget land that can described as hassle free its Apple's...

    But to each his own. If you can wait, then by all means. I have not been endowed with such patience and self-control...
     
  8. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Aren't we all supposed to get them on Nov 2nd either through shipment or a visit to a physical store?
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Not the LTE ones...
     
  10. wthomas86 macrumors member

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    Is the iPad mini on display at the apples stores now?
     
  11. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I bought an iPad mini and an iPad 4. I will be returning whichever one I dont like.
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    November 2.
     
  13. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    Me. I'm attached to the Retina Display on my 3. I need to see the Mini's screen in person first.
     
  14. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Can you pre order and return to physical store?
     
  15. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Yes.
     
  16. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    Trying to decide between a mini and ipad4 myself.
     
  17. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    I pre-ordered, but before I open it I will check out the product in an Applestore first.

    If I don't like what I see (eg. can't stand the screen), I will be returning the product unopened. (don't want to abuse their generosity with the returns).
     
  18. danpass macrumors 68020

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    meh ....... I pre-ordered today, black32cellular
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Don't they have to open the box anyway?
    To make sure is not a box of rocks
     
  20. Yr Blues, Oct 26, 2012
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    Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I was willing to forgive the lack of retina if they added a direct-sunlight feature, but now I'll just wait for the iPad mini 2

    The iPad 4 is what I'm interested in, esp. the twice as fast wi-fi
     
  21. NC12309, Oct 26, 2012
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    I just can't comprehend it. Apple holds out on simple features like retina and GPS. KNOWING they will release the same damn thing next year with those feature.

    They do it on purpose.
     
  22. TallManNY, Oct 26, 2012
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    TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, right. Apple holds back technology so that its devices don't have as large advantage as they can have against its competitors. In this case, the lack of retina screen can't possibly have anything to do with battery size in a mini not being able to push all those pixels for a long enough period of time.
     
  23. NC12309 macrumors member

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    Talk to me next year when the mini has retina display.

    :)

    Some one is in denial.
     
  24. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    A lot happens in a year in the tech world in terms of cost and hardware optimizations. Given where things stand now, it would have required major comprises in cost or power efficiency to put a retina display in the iPad mini.
     
  25. KingArthurVI macrumors regular

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    Hi guys I pre-ordered my mini but I was just wondering if I need to return it, can I return it to my campus store? It's an authorized Apple campus store.
     

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