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iPad mini pre-orders sold out across the board

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iPad mini pre-orders sold out across the board
It was a pretty quick sell-out on the 16GB models of the iPad mini, and all models of the white iPad mini, but now it looks like all of the pre-orders are sold out across the board as the Apple website is showing shipping delays on all models.

iPad mini pre-orders sold out across the board
Within a day and a half of pre-orders being open, the 16GB iPad mini was sold out. By Friday, we first saw that all of the white iPad mini models had sold out, and today Apple finished off the available stock in black. So, if you wanted an iPad mini, you should have ordered sooner, or you'll have to take your chances with getting one in store. 

If you ordered before the online store switched to "Available to ship: 2 weeks", you'll still get your tablet on Friday for the launch. Otherwise, you're in for a wait. There will be stock in stores on Friday, but we'd expect the 16GB models to sell pretty quickly. Still, just a few more weeks and there will probably be a lot more stock, because Apple won't be letting Black Friday go by with all the mini models sold out. 

source: Apple

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:37 4

1. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 404; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Cool... not

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:12 4

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

The real reason for the shortage, is because the Goopad Mini needed that 7.9" tablet shell, to put much better specs inside... Then charge $99.00 instead of a $329.00 ripoff price. I mean both tablets, are made in China. ;)

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:12 2

21. rf1975 (Posts: 259; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Yes it is a cool product. But the price is not so cool. $330 for a 16GB for base model is way too much. If Apple like to reduce the profit margin little bit and bring the price to $300 for base model with GPS then lot of people consider buying this.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:40 3

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2623; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

And here comes the Fandroids' hate posts...(/popcorn).

Jelly much?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:54 6

3. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

Boy, you're annoying... And the worse is that you're not even remotely funny, adding (/popcorn) in the end of all your posts doesn't do much for you!

You know what will be funny? All the ipad mini buyers taking back that amazing piece of tech back to the apple store the day after they get them! As soon as they realize it was a scam, that they can actually buy way better way cheaper ahah

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:16

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 24410; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

He's annoying to u, cuz he's not bashing apple like u r

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:08 4

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 24410; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Sadly you're right. The android users will b on the attack, jus cuz millions bought what they like

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:41 1

22. wendygarett (unregistered)

I don't understand why all the hate, people wanna iPad because it is lighter and thinner than any other... Some high school teenages hate to bring bulky thingy to school tho... They don't mind of lack of something, they bought it just wanna make it as magazine, or the presentation that's all... Sigh...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:15 3

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4290; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Father and son just before entering an Apple store.
"Dad look" (son pointing towards the opposite direction advertising Nexus 10)..."i want that machine, i don't want the toy we came to buy."

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:34

8. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

That's simply because they only expected to sell a few thousands of those. They are not prepared for this kind of demand. They cannot believe themselves how stupid their sh€€ps are. Beating sales expectations again.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:50

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

That's not a very nice thing to say about a specific subset of the World's population, no matter how pathetic they might be. I think it's great that the 5th-gen iTouch has gotten bigger.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:08

11. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

That's funny though, and somewhat true. Sorry you don't see any humor in it. Guess it wasn't meant for you then, huh?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:43

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I just think it's baaaa-haaaaa-haaaa-aaaaaaaad.......

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:12 4

12. Scientist (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

blind people paying twice as much for an outdated device wow.. just shocking

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:24 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24410; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I don't think blind people would be buying a tablet, cuz they can't see. If you're referring to apple users, they're simply buying what they want. Isn't that what people work for. Who cares what u think about the specs? Specs aren't the bottom line for everyone. Some simply want a device that works. Spec spec spec spec spec ohhhh hush

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:40 2

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4290; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Hahaha...DarkkJedii, so this is your turf, eh?
And still you don't understand what blind means... You see, the people that you are talking about, the ones who don't care about the specs, are those blind people Mr Scientist is talking about.
And if people didn't care about the specs, why is Apple upgrading the hardware and updating the OS?
Why don't they use the old iPhone 3??? That's even better looking!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:58

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 24410; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I understand what blind means perfectly. And as I said specs r not the bottom line with everyone. I never said specs don't matter at all. U have to upgrade specs as the software becomes more powerful duhhh. The mainstream buyer doesn't get caught up in specs. They want a sound good working device. No one Is blind, these people know what they want and go out and buy it. U call them blind, but actually U r blind, cuz u fail to see that people can and will buy what they want regardless of how u bash them. That's sight rite there.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:02

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24410; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

And the iPhone 3 as u call it looking even better is subjective. I think the ip5 is the sweetest looking phone in the market, and also think that the nexus 10 is the ugliest tablet I've ever seen, but hey that's my opinion...see subjective. FYI there's no iPhone 3 either. iPhone 3G, or 3GS, and their beautiful too.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:31 2

20. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

ipad: braille edition

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 21:25 1

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

I'm so glad the iPad Mini didn't come in 10 colors. Phonearena posts a useless article everytime a color sells out.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:10 1

24. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

The only reason I would buy this device is if the price drops. I'd actually like to have it because that would make my collection complete of tech. Android, BlackBerry Playbook, then an iOS device. Then I can see for myself what work best for me. Though I still find it funny that the PlayBook is still the best multitasking king. Android is good, and iOS is wretched. Never mind. What do I need an iPad for again?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 17:11

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4290; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Man! You sound so uncanny-ly cool!
How'd you do it?
You don't think i know the difference between the iPhone 3's??
And people want sound working device??
How does 'sound' add up to you?? Every phone meant for the market is a PERFECTLY SOUND DEVICE...even Nokia 1100 is a sound device, otherwise, they just get old. And iP5 the sweetest device?? Man! You got good eyes for bad taste i'm telling you!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:54

26. bohannibal (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2009)

how does apple keep getting people with new outdated devices iphone 5 and ipad mini 329$ really thats a slap in the face but they knew the isheep will buy anything apple they are laughing all the way to bank

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