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Apple Sells Out of Remaining Launch Day iPad Mini Pre-Order Stock

While Apple sold out of white iPad mini pre-order stock in just minutes on Friday, supplies of the black models held out quite bit longer for those in the United States where Apple was showing greatest availability.


Availability of the black models in the U.S. online store began to slip on Saturday, when shipping dates for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model moved to two weeks. The 32 GB and 64 GB models have now followed suit, and all Wi-Fi iPad mini models are now being quoted two-week shipping estimates. Apple is still quoting its original "Mid November" estimate for cellular-capable models in the U.S., with other countries seeing "Late November" estimates.

The iPad mini will officially launch this Friday, November 2. For those who were not able place pre-orders in time, Apple's retail stores will begin sales at 8:00 AM on Friday.

Apple's fourth-generation iPad is also launching on Friday under a similar schedule that will see cellular-capable models delayed until mid-to-late November. New pre-orders for Wi-Fi iPad models are currently seeing shipping estimates of one week in many countries, with some seeing two-week estimates.

Related roundup: iPad mini 3

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28 months ago

Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.


Never underestimate the number of idiots who have time to come to an Apple related forum to trash Apple products.
Rating: 37 Votes
28 months ago

Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.


Ah, a troll on every page, always smelling bad.
Rating: 23 Votes
28 months ago
How many is "Selling out"?


Just curious what the numbers are. Apple could have 10 iPad mini tablets and sell them out.

I just like numbers when it comes to sales so am curious to see them.
Rating: 14 Votes
28 months ago

And they say it wouldn't sell.


Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.
Rating: 13 Votes
28 months ago

Even Amazon.com's homepage is dissing the ipad mini.

Even MittRomney.com is dissing Obama.
Rating: 12 Votes
28 months ago

Perhaps geeky tech people and the media are not reliable sources of information for where the industry is going and have no idea of what the masses really like and what will really sell?


Oh absolutely. Here's Macrumors' reaction to the introduction of the very first iPod (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500).

It's almost eerie how how similar they read to the recent sentiments expressed here. You can copy&paste these into a recent iPhone/iPad/iPad mini threads and they won't look out of place.These are quotes just from the first page of that thread, all from 11 years ago.

iPoop... iCry. I was so hoping for something more.


NO!
Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where's the Newton?!


Sounds very revolutionary to me.

hey - heres an idea Apple - rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?
or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?


This isn't revoltionary!
I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
Why oh why would they do this?! It's so wrong! It's so stupid!


what a load of tripe!
gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..


$399.00 - Ouch!!!
OH NO! Just checked Apple Store - they want $399.00 for this thing...Ouch!!!


iCan't believe it!
It's now at the online Apple Store!

$400 for an Mp3 Player!

I'd call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it's not really functional.

Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?


No ****** Way
All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve's mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.



I really wanted to like it. Really. But do the math:

20GB hard drive: $199 from APS tech.

MP3 player: $50 from Best Buy.

You save $150 plus get an extra 15 Gig of storage!

Rating: 12 Votes
28 months ago
So...Where the ******* is iTunes 11 ? :confused:
Rating: 8 Votes
28 months ago

Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.


You have a very tenuous grasp of the meanings of the words "almost double," "technically inferior," and "idiots."
Rating: 7 Votes
28 months ago

What a stupid comment. Those people may simply have different needs than yours.

Impossible! The ONLY need anyone can possibly have, is max performance, max specs. Anyone who pays $31,200 for a BMW 128i Coupé w/ 230 bhp is an IDIOT who knows NOTHING about CARS. It is sooo INFERIOR to the Hyundai Genesis 3.8L with 348 bhp for $3000 LESS.

Yeah... no.

An informed buyer looks at the big picture. Build quality, aesthetics, form factor, resale value, tech support ratings, software availability, accessory range, ecosystem integration, specs, and yes -- brand image, not because of bragging rights (that's for insecure teens to agonize over) but because it's directly linked to the resale value.

Someone who doesn't see beyond tech specs and retail price -- now there's the real idiot.
Rating: 7 Votes
28 months ago

Never underestimate the number of idiots in the world willing to part with almost double the cash for a technically inferior product, simply because it has a picture of a fruit on it.


Haters gona hate and the hate is strong in this one.

Seriously though maybe this is just the product that many people have been waiting for, after all to the vast majority of the population spec sheets are meaningless they just want easy to understand devices that can do stuff that they want to do. Apple seem to be able to appeal to this sector of the population consistently, you know the large majority you are referring to as idiots.

But I suppose, with your superior business intellect, you must know best which is why your probably a billionaire handing down your pearls of wisdom to the rest of us poor suckers. Or more likely you're just clueless:rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes

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