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Apple's Major U.S. Carrier Partners Officially Launch LTE iPad Mini and Fourth-Generation iPad

Following yesterday's delivery of some early pre-orders of the LTE versions of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad to U.S. customers, Apple's three major U.S. carrier partners AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all announced that they are beginning sales of the devices today.


Apple has not made any official announcement about availability of the LTE models, and users in our forums are so far reporting scant availability of the devices, particularly the iPad mini, at the company's own retail stores. We did hear from one reader who was able to purchase an LTE fourth-generation iPad at an Apple store late yesterday, but many others are not having luck so far.

Most of Apple's retail stores do not open until 10:00 AM, but some readers have received reports from employees already on-site indicating that availability is very limited, and one reader reports that the company's 24-hour flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan does not have any LTE iPad mini models at the moment.

Related roundups: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

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26 months ago

limited, jeez. Feels like every new apple product is limited.


Just got word from an inside source that the upcoming release schedule will be as follows:

17th Dec 2012 - Powerbook G5

7th Jan 2013 - LTE iPads + iPad Mini

4th February 2013 - Bare iMac
18th February 2013 - iMac with Power Plug
25th March 2013 - iMac with Keyboard, Trackpad + Power Plug

31st February 2013* - Mac Pro

*read between the lines

:cool:
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

The main reason Apple's share price is down may simply be profit taking :eek:


Sorry, a drop of 24% in a month and a half isn't profit-taking.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
way too many damn products
and this is just the US list?!
WTF where is the 4x4 graph pro/consumer desktop/laptop ?!

iPad 2 Black
iPad 2 White

iPad New 16 Black
iPad New 32 Black
iPad New 64 Black

iPad New 16 White
iPad New 32 White
iPad New 64 White

iPad New 16 Black AT&T
iPad New 32 Black AT&T
iPad New 64 Black AT&T

iPad New 16 White AT&T
iPad New 32 White AT&T
iPad New 64 White AT&T

iPad New 16 Black Sprint
iPad New 32 Black Sprint
iPad New 64 Black Sprint

iPad New 16 White Sprint
iPad New 32 White Sprint
iPad New 64 White Sprint

iPad New 16 Black Verizon
iPad New 32 Black Verizon
iPad New 64 Black Verizon

iPad New 16 White Verizon
iPad New 32 White Verizon
iPad New 64 White Verizon

iPad Mini 16 Black
iPad Mini 32 Black
iPad Mini 64 Black

iPad Mini 16 White
iPad Mini 32 White
iPad Mini 64 White

iPad Mini 16 Black AT&T
iPad Mini 32 Black AT&T
iPad Mini 64 Black AT&T

iPad Mini 16 White AT&T
iPad Mini 32 White AT&T
iPad Mini 64 White AT&T

iPad Mini 16 Black Sprint
iPad Mini 32 Black Sprint
iPad Mini 64 Black Sprint

iPad Mini 16 White Sprint
iPad Mini 32 White Sprint
iPad Mini 64 White Sprint

iPad Mini 16 Black Verizon
iPad Mini 32 Black Verizon
iPad Mini 64 Black Verizon

iPad Mini 16 White Verizon
iPad Mini 32 White Verizon
iPad Mini 64 White Verizon
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

limited, jeez. Feels like every new apple product is limited.


Well, they have more distributors than ever before and more iPads to sell than ever before. I'm sure they *could* make more, but they also have to make iPhones and Macs. Also, it creates a good marketing opportunity. I don't think that's the primary reason they're limited, but it's certainly a convenient benefit from it.
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
limited, jeez. Feels like every new apple product is limited.
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
Was just able to order an iPad mini lte version for pick up in my local apple store! Went live @ 12:01am est
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

This type of marketing goes against you when the person who's waiting buys another product instead.

There are many reasons Apple's stock value is down almost $200 per share in less than a month. This is at least a small portion of it.

The main reason Apple's share price is down may simply be profit taking :eek:
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
I've had my new 64gb LTE iPad 4 for 4 days now :D

This thing is simply wonderful. The screen is sharp and bright, the A6X processor is snappier, and surprise - despite going through quite a workout there is no excess heat that I've detected.

Also I find that I like the Lightning connector much better than the obsolete 30-pin connector. I always had a difficult time connectng it to my iPad 3, whereas this new connector is easy and feels secure.

This transaction has exceeded all my expectations, from the early delivery date to the performance of the iPad 4 itself.

Can't wait until Apple releases the iPad Mini with Retina display :)
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
Just checked. My iPad Mini delivery date just got 5 days added onto it overnight. Yesterday delivery was scheduled for 21st; now it's 26th. I thought I pre-ordered as soon as the opened up; guess I took longer than I thought.
Rating: 1 Votes
26 months ago

I've had my new 64gb LTE iPad 4 for 4 days now :D

This thing is simply wonderful. The screen is sharp and bright, the A6X processor is snappier, and surprise - despite going through quite a workout there is no excess heat that I've detected.

Also I find that I like the Lightning connector much better than the obsolete 30-pin connector. I always had a difficult time connectng it to my iPad 3, whereas this new connector is easy and feels secure.

This transaction has exceeded all my expectations, from the early delivery date to the performance of the iPad 4 itself.

Can't wait until Apple releases the iPad Mini with Retina display :)


I agree the iPad Mini with Retina display will be a nice toy, i will buy it
it will be $705 with tax for 64GB LTE mostly likely too.
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