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    Exclamation Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    If you'd like to broadcast to the rest of the forum members that you have received your iPad mini, please do so here. Any other threads with that topic will be closed no questions asked. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I got mine ! Walked into Best Buy at 10am very few customers in store tried the mini & bought the last one of 5 -16 gig black ones they had.
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I got mine! There were 3 people ahead of me at BB and we all wanted the same thing (white mini 16gb). They only had 4 so I got the last one. When I got home I sent my husband up there and he got his black mini
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    Arrived! 12:00pm to Tx.
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    2 seconds after i said I was waiting on UPS to arrive...low and behold the UPS truck pulls up. Time to unbox it and get it set up!
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    Got mine around 12:30p today. Rushed home at lunch to grab it.

    Size = awesome. Screen... Oh boy I'm not sure I can get used to it. As Rene would say - it's like sandpaper on my eyes. It's not so bad in and of itself - but when switching between iPhone 5 and the mini, it's bad. Or between my MBP retina. How I wish there was a retina mini.

    Basically it's down to do I trade off size or screen res. the size, shape of case and light weight are amazing. So we'll see if I can get used to the screen over the next few days. If not will have to return and get a 4.
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I was foolish to think I could resist

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    Purchased at a Best Buy near my work... walked right in and got a 32GB black. They really didn't have any accessories so I continued a bit farther on the highway to my nearest Apple Store (Walnut Creek, CA) and bought the Product (red) Smart Cover and a couple 30-pin to Lightning adapters.

    My initial thoughts: lack of retina is not that big of a deal at this screen size, it is very thin and light but feels sturdy in the hand, the smart cover "sticks" better than on the iPad3 probably due to being lighter
    Last edited by SnapThrow; 11-02-2012 at 03:55 PM.
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    Default Re: Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I am in the club. Went to a BestBuy this morning. Going to the Apple store in a bit for a smart cover

    So far, I like it. I do miss the retina display, but for reading in iBooks its fine.
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    Default Re: Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    Received mine at 1:45 today (Texas.) I was never so excited to see that big brown truck. I've been waiting for a mini version of the iPad since they were first introduced! :
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    Received 2 of them. Kids Christmas presents.
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    Going from an iPad 2 to an iPad Mini. This iPad is perfect for me. I love the size of this. The screen doesnt really bother me but like others said going from iPhone5 to the iPad mini you see the difference. But with that being said I love this Mini!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapThrow View Post
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    Purchased at a Best Buy near my work... walked right in and got a 32GB black. They really didn't have any accessories so I continued a bit farther on the highway to my nearest Apple Store (Walnut Creek, CA) and bought the Product (red) Smart Cover and a couple 30-pin to Lightning adapters.

    My initial thoughts: lack of retina is not that big of a deal at this screen size, it is very thin and light but feels sturdy in the hand, the smart cover "sticks" better than on the iPad3 probably due to being lighter
    ^2nd. Display looks fine to my 40-something eyes. Bit jarring to go back to iPad 3 (limited edition!), but once I sell it, no more comparison. I don't notice a difference between iPhone 5 and mini- the Mini display looks pretty darn great to me. Renders a teeny bit more slowly, but once rendered, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference - especially I am neither a gamer nor movie- watcher. Loving the form factor. Been waiting for this!
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    Screen is somewhat a bust! Is it even in-touch cell like the five? the screen looks far from the glass! I'm sorry for $329 I expect a better display. Form factor is perfect. I went to store ready to buy but couldn't settle with the display. I guess I will have to wait till retina.
    Last edited by EvoRC; 11-03-2012 at 02:14 AM.
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I must say imore forum app is perfect on this. I love the keyboard. I can type really good on it. I see my iPhone 5's use declining a lot with this mini! Loving it so far
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    I’m seeing reports of steady sales... but nothing on par with other Apple device releases... was in Best Buy for something completely unrelated, and there were a few folks looking/buying. i talked to the Apple rep and he said sales were "steady". That particular BestBuy had a large supply but was already out of the 16GB models (both black and white), and they were getting low on the 32GB models...

    I saw where some Apple store locations were selling out...

    I did take a couple of minutes to play with the display unit and, I was impressed. The screen is better than I feared, based on reviews... and it’s actually got a higher pixel density than my wife's iPad 2gen... so it would be usable. Even with that gawd-awful security contraption attached to it, it was remarkably light...

    My wife also said that our local Target had a couple left. The clerk said all they got were 32GB white units (10 total) and they still had 1 or 2 in the case...

    I’m very happy with my 3rd generation iPad (some whiner's comments notwithstanding), but I could see myself with an iPad Mini...
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    Default Re: Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    Mine was delivered around 1pm pacific time. It's sitting at the house waiting for me (wife signed for it). I consider myself more of an Android guy (I have switched back and forth between iPhones and Androids), but I'm excited to play with the Mini and see what it has to offer.
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    Default Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    I just got my mini and so far I am loving it. I don't think the screen is that bad. The size, form factor and weight are amazing.
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    Default Re: Official I have my iPad mini thread!

    Got mine! Love it! The display is fine, the hardware is beautiful, and I'm downloading all my apps and files to it now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Iím seeing reports of steady sales... but nothing on par with other Apple device releases... was in Best Buy for something completely unrelated, and there were a few folks looking/buying. i talked to the Apple rep and he said sales were "steady". That particular BestBuy had a large supply but was already out of the 16GB models (both black and white), and they were getting low on the 32GB models...

    I saw where some Apple store locations were selling out...

    I did take a couple of minutes to play with the display unit and, I was impressed. The screen is better than I feared, based on reviews... and itís actually got a higher pixel density than my wife's iPad 2gen... so it would be usable. Even with that gawd-awful security contraption attached to it, it was remarkably light...

    My wife also said that our local Target had a couple left. The clerk said all they got were 32GB white units (10 total) and they still had 1 or 2 in the case...

    Iím very happy with my 3rd generation iPad (some whiner's comments notwithstanding), but I could see myself with an iPad Mini...
    Would you get it in addition or instead of? I am considering a mini alongside my iPad 3. Would wait till the refurbs come out tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Girl View Post
    ^2nd. Display looks fine to my 40-something eyes. Bit jarring to go back to iPad 3 (limited edition!), but once I sell it, no more comparison. I don't notice a difference between iPhone 5 and mini- the Mini display looks pretty darn great to me. Renders a teeny bit more slowly, but once rendered, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference - especially I am neither a gamer nor movie- watcher. Loving the form factor. Been waiting for this!
    Limited addition. That's great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phreddyl View Post
    Would you get it in addition or instead of? I am considering a mini alongside my iPad 3. Would wait till the refurbs come out tho.
    Not sure... probably instead... can’t see the need for 2 iPads... I love my 3rd gen, but the Mini seems so light. And as I said, the screen is actually better than I expected it to be after reading some early reviews.
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    Not sure... probably instead... canít see the need for 2 iPads... I love my 3rd gen, but the Mini seems so light. And as I said, the screen is actually better than I expected it to be after reading some early reviews.
    But it could be like a little mini me to the iPad lol.
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    Got mine when I got home from work. I was apprehensive about the screen after all the people bad mouthing it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Perfect size and weight. Its a keeper.
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    I can't be more pleased than I am with my mini! It's perfect for me! No regrets with my purchase 😊
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    I love it! My hands are tiny, and I have no problem holding it with one hand! It's also beautiful. <g>
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