1. miscrap's Avatar
    I've never preordered an Apple device before and I'm wondering how it works. Is it usually better to preorder for shipping to home or to pick up in store? I have several Apple stores nearby - would I likely be able to pick it up sooner at one of them, or by having it shipped to my home? I can see pluses and minuses both ways - the stores get regular shipments, and I could pick it up the day I get notified, but the stores only receive X amount, so I could have to wait until they receive their second or third or... shipment. On the other hand, the warehouses handling mail shipments should have much bigger supplies - but a much bigger number to ship out. Anyone with real world experience?
    10-29-2013 01:27 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Pre order gets shipped somewhere usually home or office. Sometimes they also allow ordering for in store pickup which does just what it says and if they allow it it means the store has the item in stock and reserved for you.

    If in store pickup is available it is faster than shipping it.
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    10-29-2013 01:39 PM
  3. miscrap's Avatar
    Pre order gets shipped somewhere usually home or office. Sometimes they also allow ordering for in store pickup which does just what it says and if they allow it it means the store has the item in stock and reserved for you.

    If in store pickup is available it is faster than shipping it.
    Perfect. Thanks.
    10-29-2013 01:41 PM
  4. vic867's Avatar
    I will place pre-order and pick up at store if available. I am thinking of going to Apple Store as well to see if I can get that way, too. I will cancel my pre-order if successful.
    10-29-2013 10:15 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Has Apple announced that there will even be pre-orders for the the new Mini?
    10-29-2013 10:42 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Has Apple announced that there will even be pre-orders for the the new Mini?
    No Apple has not.
    10-29-2013 10:48 PM
  7. LCW's Avatar
    any more specific on sale date than "late November"? knowing Apple, this could be Nov 30...
    10-30-2013 09:13 PM
  8. LCW's Avatar
    Just came across this... Looks like Nov 21 maybe...

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/30/...n-november-21/
    10-30-2013 10:39 PM
  9. miscrap's Avatar
    According to Target.com the release date for the MiniR is November 21st.

    iPad mini has a stunning 7.9-inch Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels. It also comes with the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, ultrafast wireless, iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, powerful apps, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Yet it still fits easily in one hand.

    Maximum Resolution: 2048 x 1536
    Display Features: Backlit LED, Retina Display
    Computer Features: Built-in Speaker, Touch Screen, Built-In Bluetooth, Integrated Microphone
    Processor Brand: Apple
    Processor Type: Apple A7
    Data Storage Capacity: 16GB Hard Drive Capacity
    Wired Connectivity: Lightening
    Wireless Technology: Bluetooth 4.0
    Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
    Input Type: Headphone Jack
    Output Type: Headphone Jack
    Audio Features: Built-In Speaker
    Number of Audio Outputs: 1 Rear
    Built-In Webcam Features: Built-In 1.2 Megapixel Webcam Front, Built-In 5 Megapixel Webcam
    Battery Charge Life: Up to 10 Hours
    Operating System: Apple iOS 7
    Software Included: iTunes
    Includes: Quick Start Guide, Power Cord, Lightning-to-USB cable
    Battery Required, included: 1 lithium polymer non-universal
    Release Date: November 21, 2013

    Sorry, should have refreshed before posting.
    Last edited by miscrap; 10-31-2013 at 12:19 AM.
    10-31-2013 12:07 AM
  10. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    And no preorders ....
    10-31-2013 06:14 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    And no preorders ....
    They might not offer preorders, however, if they have online orders with in-store pick up, this would be very convenient too, as it would eliminate waiting in long lines for a lot of people.
    10-31-2013 07:29 PM

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