from Macrumors RSS feed »www.macrumors.com/2012/10/26/app···r-stock/ Apple started pre-orders for the iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad early this morning at 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific. As noted in our forums, the initial stock of White iPad minis sold out quickly in the U.S. Within the first 17 minutes, ship dates for the white iPad mini slipped to 2 weeks from the original "Delivers 11/2". The black Wi-Fi iPad mini remains available for delivery by November 2nd.
Of course, its hard to tell how much of the stock out is related to high demand vs. low supply. We suspect stocks may have been low as others have noted that countries outside the U.S. listed "2 week" delivery times from the first moment the white iPad minis went on sale.
As typical, Apple will also offer the iPad mini in retail stores on launch day. Apple keeps a sizable stock of devices to be available on the official launch day of products. The Wi-Fi iPad mini will be available in retail stores starting on November 2nd. Meanwhile, the cellular version is promised by mid-November.
I didn't go the iPad Mini route; I got a white 32GB iPad 4 to replace my iPad 1. Another seamless preorder experience! -- "The counsel of fools is all the more dangerous the more of them there are." -Ólafr Höskuldsson
I really don't need another iDevice, so I'll blacklist the website and ban myself from the Apple Store by trying to shop naked, I really need to save my money. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
I would normally update every other year but someone already wants to buy my iPad 3 for more than I paid for it new last march. Not selling it until I am sure I can transfer my AT&T grandpa unlimited to the iPad 4. Looks like it arrives Nov. 26. -- The adventure continues...Sanctuary....
So, I wonder what mega-numbers we'll be hearing about regarding sales in a few days? Just reading a few random reports, the lines around the stores just weren't there. I am sure there are as many reports saying the demand has been unimaginably massive and they're going to have to mine metals on Mars to keep up.
I personally feel Apple missed the boat on smaller tablets and their pricing, even considering it's Apple is a joke.
My pre-order iPad Minis, which last week became an order and simultaneously became pre-delivered finally got here yesterday... so it's now pre-opened as I've pre-gifted it to my daughters. As soon as they open, it, it will become pre-owned to a future owner (sorry, just being obnoxious)
Even though it weighs 3x the iPhone 5 it really isn't at all noticeable. In fact, given how much larger than the iPhone 5 it is your brain is almost tricked into feeling it's lighter because you're expecting so much more bulk.
The screen is noticeably not retina, but that's the only negative thing I've noticed at all so far.
Maybe my eyes are really bad, but I loved the display of iPad (gen 1). When I got gen 3, I noticed it was better, but it wasn't like going from black and white to a plasma HDTV. To me, it was a step up a nicer image, but the non-retina display is not a huge negative (on the Mini). ...IMHO
Fed Ex Mini LTE delivery attempt at my mountain condo yesterday before I could get there. Will get it Monday. Fed Ex had it in China the day before and it's already here. -- Gary in South Carolina --For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
Hopefully my A6X will be here early then. I lost my 3rd gen last week and ordered a 4th gen as a replacement. But of course it is scheduled for delivery at my office the Friday after Thanksgiving. I really don't want roll in just to wait on Fedex nor do I want to wait more than a week for my shipment.