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

16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad mini in black joins all white units in selling out
The Black Wi-Fi only Apple iPad is now on backorder mini

The Black Wi-Fi only Apple iPad is now on backorder mini

Pre-orders for the Apple iPad mini started on Friday and already all variants of the Wi-Fi only tablet in white have been sold out. Also now on backorder is the 16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad mini in black, according to Apple's web site. Meanwhile, the 32GB and 64GB models in black are still available for delivery on November 2nd while the models on backorder show delivery in two weeks. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models all show their original delivery date of mid-November.

The 16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad mini will cost you $329 while the 32GB model is $429 and $529 will get you the 64GB tablet. The Wi-Fi + Cellular version runs $459, $559 and $659 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants respectively. Apple has produced the smaller version of its tablet as a way to compete with the red-hot, low priced 7-inch Android tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it seems that the demand for the Apple iPad mini is already turning the device into another winner for Apple.

source: Apple via RedmondPie

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  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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65 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

This will be the #1 best selling tablet this holiday season...congrats Apple.

2. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Too soon to say bro. Read the previous article, it's actually Kindle Fire HD..soon to taken over over by Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As more people embrace the tablet market, apples share will decrease a little more. That's just normal, but they will continue to be sucessful as well, they r the current bench mark in the tablet world...that won't change anytime soon.

25. blingblingthing

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

At the expense of the Ipad 4 and Apple's total revenue? I would personally take a Nexus 7 or Nexus anyday over the Ipad equivalent.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, but that's u. There r plenty that wouldn't and plenty that would. Apple, amazon, and google will sell a ton of their tablets. They all have a dedicated fan base, so y trip.

37. techytechtech

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

you know what the saddest part is bro. if tomorow me or you die whether you with apple, android or windows or symbian. it does not make a difference to them because they need to make a buck. so neither will they help bury you or shed a single tear for you or even simply be a paul bearer. they will open up the charts and see how they can fight the death ratio of consumers so they can up their sales and make more money. stop talking about these things like they gave birth to you and just use them as a means of communicating. nothing more nothing less. this die hard s**t that you guys play on these forums is very sad. like make your life more meaningful instead of tripping out on each other on behalf of corporate giants. a great example can be samsung making products for apple ? now if samsung really was in it to be the dominator it would refuse to build apple screens to be like we can do it on our own without taking help from the competition. yet apple orders from them then sues them and samsung makes them cause they both make money. so stop yourself pause and think for a moment. you and i mean nothing to them. whatever the specs and OS it maybe. you are just a number which determines profit or loss. they are in it for the money. not for you on a personal level. leave emotions aside. think and think hard i aint a fanboy but this is a true story.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn dude, that's like the best post ever!!! Ever!!!

46. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, it is true, but that doesn't mean that we can't talk about devices, compare them and so on...

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true too but the disrespect that often follows isn't needed. Tho I've yet to see u do that... +1

3. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

this will be sold out right now. Tuesday Google will change the game. 32GB for just $250 . for $329 i will get the N7 whit 3G.

4. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Wait... What? The Nexus 7 is superior in almost every aspect. The iPad Mini is almost double the price. What?!? Are people really this misinformed?! Buyer beware!!

9. wendygarett unregistered

I don't see a reason for not to buy iPad mini, let them make their choice, is their money after all :)

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not all people cared about specs.. tried to tell you this many times

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, many Apple customers cares only about brand name.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not me... I care about how deeply vested I am in the iOS Eco system. Music, games, pics, vids, movies, tv shows, and very sensitive info. Y do I need to change all that, and repurchase a lot of it? It's not all about brand name, sometimes it's brand vested. U like android, what's wrong with people sticking with iOS, especially when and if they're very deeply vested in it? I love android also, but why would I need to move away from iOS?

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I said what I said! " I love android also, but why would I need to move away from iOS?" Where do you see in my comment that I tell you to move away from iOS?

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U didn't but y do u feel so many only are about brand name? People get vested n the Eco systems

50. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I was talking about why they choice Apple not why they stay with Apple. And it is their problem if they are prisoners of Apple's eco system.

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Prisoners bro really??? If that's the case than we're All prisoners of our chosen OS's. We will Become loyal that operating system and ecosystem over. Time as we vest ourselves in the services and apps that they provide us so actually everybody's a prisoner to the system that they choose after a period of time

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Because for many they really don't know what specs mean. Probably too old to understand them.

51. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and Android users are too young to distiuished a good thing when they see it. thats why they dont stay,,,

28. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I totally get that. The thing is that if I was going to spend my money on anything, especially something big and expensive like this, I'd at least do a little research.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Like u said bro, it's not all about specs but apples aren't bad either. Look at all the YouTube videos on iPhone 5 benchmarks, web browsing, processor speed, and UI performance. Rite there at the top. I'll get a ton of thumb downs for this, but that won't change the results of the videos, and reviews.

44. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I love the iPhone 5 and new iPad. Therefore, I expected more in the iPad Mini. It's kinda mediocre in comparison to other new Apple products or the products from competitors. That is all I'm trying to say.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel u but it is cheaper to, not compared to the 7 or kindle but other apple devices.

12. stealthd unregistered

The Nexus 7 is superior on paper and nowhere else. The iPad Mini will launch will an App Store full of compatible apps. The Nexus 7 still largely just has enlarged phone apps.

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Plenty of ROMs to be flashed makes it with true Tablet UI

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I think it's great that people are upgrading their iTouches, especially with all the constant b¡tch¡ng abount economy. At this rate, the original iTouvch will be obsolete by this time next year.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple is not Android. devices dont become obsolete that quick

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You keep using Android in the context that its a manufacturer and not an OS. Android doesn't become obsolete when a new high end product comes out, the previously thought high end product is. Even so, just because a new high end product comes out doesn't mean the previous one isnt good anymore. When the Galaxy S3 came out, did that mean the One X wasnt good anymore? No. Just because the Razr HD came out, did that make the Xperia T obsolete? No, people get devices for different reasons other than specs; there are also variations in software that people aim for. I don't see the release of a new Android device as another the device is obsolete; I see it as more choice to the consumer. It's quite the opposite for iOS devices though. Yes, Apple usually waits a whole year to release the next generation product (except just recently with the iPad 4), but all that does is give more time for techonology to advance and make the upcoming release even more of an upgrade to the previous model; thus enticing Apple consumers more to buy the new product. Also, the fact that Apple downgrades the updates to previous generations even more so pushes consumers to move on to the next product, though their current device is only a year old. Because there are more than one Android manufacturer, that means there will be more than one Android flagship per year. Not only that, but it also allows for more choice to the consumer because of the range of custom UI's. And because they are usually only a few months apart from one another, they are all based around similar performing hardware (aside from a few devices at the end of the year). The benefit of this is that the consumer can choose a device of their liking based on software without having to give up much in terms of specs. Meanwhile with Apple, there is one model per year with the newest software, and the previous models get screwed with software as there are usually software exclusives on the newest model. This "one size fits all" and software limitation act Apple is playing on their consumers is really bad, and most people buy into it anyways. It's sad really that a big company like Apple would disrespect the people that got them where they are today like that.

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