Apple iPad mini can now be ordered for next-day pick up at the Apple Store

Apple iPad mini can now be ordered for next-day pick up at the Apple Store
You can order an Apple iPad mini online and then wait for two weeks until it arrives, or you can order it online and pick it up the very next day at an Apple Store. Apple is now allowing a limited number of reservations to be placed after 10pm each evening. Those interested can go online and enter an order to purchase an Apple iPad mini, but instead of clicking on "Ship," you click on the "Pick up" option. The number of units available each evening for next day delivery varies and is updated.

This is similar to the system used by Apple in China where units are reserved during a specific time period and buyers are given a specific time to pick up their device the very next day. On Friday, the Apple iPad mini was launched in 34 countries. Available in black or white, the Wi-Fi only version of the tablet starts at $329 for 16GB, $429 for 32GB and $529 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi and Cellular version of the Apple iPad will ship in mid November priced at $459, $559 and $659 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively.

source: Apple via AppleInsider

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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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26 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who will be buying this....? Not me, not even for free....! N7 will do fine! But still a nice looking device with quality feel and touch, along with restrictead low specs.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude who friggin cares that u don't want it. You've been saying it forever, we get it already gosh. Y do u even bother to click on the article jus to say you're not getting it? Trust me no one cares.

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i don't mind getting it for free

16. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I am buying this! No one wants cheap nexus 7 and cheap quality. The ipad mini is truly premium. Watch the drop test with ipad mini and nexus 7.

17. alfiehp21

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Riiiiiiiiight bling. Because we all use our tablets to see how much they bounce!

19. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

What if the nexus 7 back cover comes off 1 and a half years after using it? The device that is so easy to break may get damaged overtime. Apple products have always lasted a minimum of 4yrs for me. Eg( iPhone 3GS, ipad 1 and a MacBook Pro).

24. lovefist unregistered

You're iPad will never have scratches or dents whatever cause you'll be replacing it after a few months. Cause apple will introduce a new one and you'll be buying it for sure. So stop watching those drop tests!

25. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

people will buy what they need apple makes great products so does every other company out there weather or not they are released world wide. if the nexus 7 suites your needs then get the nexus 7 if the ipad mini suites your needs then get it don't go bashing a product that you don't use. and that goes for both android fans and apple fans. as for me i like to attack the company i try not to attack a product.

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 947; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Instead of just putting persons under house arrest. Why not give them an ipad mini also? I think it kinda adds to that restricted punishment element.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And your comment was just... Oh Never mind.

15. blingblingthing

Posts: 947; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Sorry Mr. Cool Comment supervisor # Phonearena. I will pm you my comments in the future before posting.

3. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

This can now be ordered for 129.00 more than the Nexus 7! This is so lame. More money for half the features lol however people will buy anything.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those who want an n7 will buy one. Those who don't wont.

9. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Would love the iPad4!®©

23. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Just look at the price Nexus 7 - 32GB HSPA+ $300 iPad Mini - 32GB LTE $560 LMFA

7. Hemlocke unregistered

I picked mine up Friday, and I haven't stopped using it. I was seriously considering the N7, until I had a chance to use both in the same day. The extra $129 was well spent.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad u like it. I love mine.

10. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

You can buy the Nexus 7 and save $129 :)

22. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ya unless you dont want it.

11. bdaniel17

Posts: 5; Member since: May 09, 2011

They must not be selling as many ipad minis.

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Apple is the biggest bull$hit artist in town. 2 week pre-order backlog my a$$. Apple is sitting on plenty of these small iPad 2's and their trying to control supply and demand. They do not want what's happening to the iPad 4; plenty of stock sitting collecting dust after a big launch.

14. blingblingthing

Posts: 947; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I doubt they have plenty in stock. I believe they are not making enough/ have have supply constraints making this ipad. I am sure they don't have ipad mini outselling they ipad 4.

18. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Why wait the next day? Walk in the Apple store and get one. They're not sold out, at least in the L.A. Area. By the way as much as I love the N7, the iPad Mini beats it. I own both.

20. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

The weekend is over I wonder why they have not announced "5 million sold in 2 days" yet. They usually release the numbers on Sun. I thought.

21. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Can we keep the gay nexus 7 out of this post. This post is for elite users who buy premium products. Not homemade android devices like nexus 7.

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

All these gimmicks show that sales aren;t as good as it is being made out to be.

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