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16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad mini in black joins all white units in selling out

0. phoneArena 27 Oct 2012, 23:50 posted on

All white versions of the Apple iPad mini along with the 16GB version in black are now on backorder according to Apple's website; the 32GB and 64GB variants in black are still available for pre-order with delivery set for November 2nd...

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posted on 28 Oct 2012, 01:27 1

18. freefour1968 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


uhm were do you get your information about apple because it os grossly wrong. Apple supports its devices quite a bit longer than the rest of the industry. for example they just this year dropped.the 3gs support for upgrades on the os, a phone that is three years old. please tell me who else supports their three year old devices..... sony, Samsung, Motorola, who? They did that with.thier pc line as well for years...... apple supports their equipment for a very reasonable amount of time.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 01:49 4

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I never said Apple didn't support their devices. I said their support is limited, and by that I mean whenever they release a major update, only the newest model can take full advantage of that update. As you go further down the generations, more features get stripped off.

For example; when the 4S came out it had Siri, while the 4 and 3GS didn't get Siri with the iOS 5 update. That was the major one, but there were more. That's what I meant when I said, "Apple downgrades the updates to previous generations" in my last comment. Maybe you should read more carefully before you call my statements "grossly wrong."

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 01:55

20. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


the 3gs has been getting cut down versions of software for ages now. did the 3gs get the new maps or some of the other "revolutionary" new features.
besides if you want to keep your device up to date in the android universe, just root and install custom firmware. my retired lg optimus black is running ics thanks to xda and there's already jellybean roms out for most devices like the samsung galaxy s, htc dream (t-mobile g1) and many more devices. the one thing android will always beat apple and ios at is freedom of choice

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 02:47

24. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


A three year old device that recently got features Android brought to us since day one? Not to mean not all the features of Ios are included to the 3gs. Sure it is nice a 3gs is getting updated; but those 2008 features won't impress android users.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 02:22 1

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Newer devices released doesn't mean others go obsolete. It just adds more flavor to already available chocies in android worls not like iphone where ever tom d**k and harry is suppsoed to be carrying same old stuff with a label "New" every year :)

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 02:29

23. frydaexiii (Posts: 1473; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, obsolete, like a certain 3rd generation Tablet Apple just replace completely in less than a year. At least when high end Androids become "obsolete" they just drop from high end to mid range.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 13:47

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How's the iPad 3 obsolete

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 23:34

65. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Isn't that what you guys said? When a new android phone comes it renders the old one obsolete but hey the iPad 4 came out so the iPad 3 must be obsolete

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:58

35. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Tell that to the iPad 3

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 13:05

52. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ohh one devices vs. hundreds on Androids yes great comparison

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 23:32

64. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Hundreds? Samsung replaced the Galaxy s2 with the S3 the note with the note 2 the galaxy tab with the galaxy tab 2 a year latter, the iPad 3 got replaced 6 months latter.... the only getting replaced 6 months latter so far where the respective RAZR for the HD version, but it seems I like wasting my time talking to you

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:38 3

6. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


pure hype to please wallstrret and investors...they probably only produceld 10000 or so. apple sales forecast were down q3.......its all hype.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:40 2

7. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


the n7 is already 250 for 32 gig. i got mine today in office depot

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:44 3

8. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


That's only because Apple don't manufacture enough of their products making it seem like everyone is purchasing them. But in reality it's just a hype thing to make people believe its really the thing to get. Trust me Apple knows what their doing and it works for the people that don't realize that.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 22:04 3

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


2012 and people think that Apple makes up sales figures.. so they must lie about their profits. cusotmer satisfactions and most of all .. they can create a 7 inch tablet.. lol.. wow such a denial is getting the best of them

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 02:23 2

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


7 inch tablet and apple? When did that happen? Even rounding off will not take it to 7 by mathemetical rules. It's 8 inch tablet :)

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 13:06

53. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


last part was used as sarcasmm your Android device too dumb to distuinguished that... (or whatever device you may have)

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:32 1

33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Denial?? Wow, and coming from an APPLE homer...

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 22:20 1

14. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Not surprised. College students are snatching these up.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 05:06

26. fistigons (Posts: 350; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


When's the nexus 7 getting micro sd?

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 06:35

27. app_droid_soft (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


i am an apple fanboy but i am starting to fall for the nexus 7 and nexus 10(maybe but lack of tablet optimized apps makes me sad)...but phones apps shouldn't be a problem on nexus 7

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 07:39

29. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


everyone loves white color

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 07:59 1

30. mio15 (Posts: 38; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


It´s a tough choice. Nexus 7 and iPad Mini both offer a lot for the money.
Nexus 7 is cheaper and has a higher resolution. iPad offers better housing quality but Nexus 7 also has good materials. Also iPad mini has more screen real estate which is also nice (sadly at lower res.).

For me as a long term Android user it would be a great asset to get the variety of Apple´s App Store and features. So i suggest Android Smartphone and iOS Tablet is a great choice. But lets wait for the upcoming Google event (some time soon) and the Nexus 7 3G. Maybe this tablet will be a price breaker (again).

greets

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:33

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Great variety of apps, you mean where 400k of them are never downloaded? That variety? Cool

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:31

32. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


"The Wi-Fi + Cellular version runs $459, $559 and $659 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants respectively."

What a ripoff...

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 09:05 1

36. mio15 (Posts: 38; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


Your avatar shows your capability of comparing two devices.

I wont argue about the storage price point. but at 3G/4G there is always been a huge price difference not only from Apple. look yourself up.

With the Nexus 7 it´s clear which way Google is going here (price pint etc).

There´s always been a "name bonus" to Apple products. but when they offer a level of quality and great concepts and when people are willing to pay that bonus there is no point for them to lower the price point. when it comes to games and high quality (content) apps the iOS App Store is a clear winner.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 09:26

38. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am a little tired of the idea that negative is now the norm on Phone Arena comments. It is fine that the "Anti-Apple" crowd is here. This is, after all, a mobile forum in general- not a fan specific one. But the slams against Apple or Android before devices are even released are tiring. I am willing to bet three things right now about the iPad Mini:
1) It will be more expensive then Android tablets in the same catagory.
2) It will sell freaking millions.
3) It will be well supported by Apple for at least 2 more generations of new devices.

Apple users know what they are getting. I am glad Apple is entering this market. Force other tablet makers to react. Consumers will end up winning.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 17:54

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Total agreement from me

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 16:48

57. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


My household has a Verizon iphone 4S, an ipod touch and the original ipad - I can very easily compare...

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 11:09 2

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U guys can sit here, and blast apple all u want. It makes no difference, and will affect nothing. This holiday season the iPad mini, amazon kindle, and nexus 7 will sell millions of units, but I guarantee this. The top 2 will b iPad mini, or kindle the nexus will b #3 in this bunch, cuz people simply r more aquatinted with the other two...just watch. Let the thumb downs begin.

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