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iPad Mini Shipping Date Pushed Back by Two Weeks For White Models Only

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There has been a fair amount of negative attention drawn to the iPad Mini. Some of the general public thinks the device is too pricey, considering how similar its specs are to many Android devices that are at least $100 cheaper. Despite the complaints, the iPad Mini is still doing quite well when it comes to pre-orders. In fact, the iPad Mini has had so many preorders that the shipping time has moved from November 2nd to “two weeks” for the base Wi-Fi only 16GB model.

If you absolutely are interested in the iPad Mini and want one by the 2nd of November, you might want to consider the 32GB and 64GB models since they are still available right away– for now.

There was also some initial criticism about the iPhone 5 and it still managed to do extremely well. The truth is that Apple has built up brand recognition and that means it is going to do well, no matter what the naysayers out there think. Is the Apple iPad Mini worth the extra money when compared to an Android device? For many consumers the answer might very well be “no”, but it very much has to do with personal preference.

For those that are heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, there is just no substitute for Apple hardware, software and the apps and services that are associated with iDevices.

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  • Sean

    I was so going to pre-order the iPad mini this week. Then I saw the pricing, and then the deal-breaker, the specs. An A5 processor? Really? For that price? Apple can’t be getting more greedy can it? Many complain about no retina display, but personally I don’t care much for the retina display because I’d rather have app compatibility right away, and it’s a smaller display anyhow. But I would expect at least an A6 processor, and at least 1GB of RAM.

    I have an iPad 1st gen, and wanted something smaller, more portable, and more powerful than my iPhone. I was looking forward to the iPad mini, but now I’m basically sold on getting an Android small tablet instead (Nexus, Galaxy Note 2…).

    Paying a 65% premium for a logo is overrated. Apple seems to be messing up more and more these days…

    • Johnny

      You have got to be kidding! They have just sold the 100 millionth ipad. Does that sound like messing up, to you? The iPad mini costs more because its a better product. The android tablets don’t have anywhere NEAR the functionality, as the iPad mini. Ie: Garage Band, IPhoto, IMovie, etc…..Apple is a freaking JUGGERNAUT, deservedly so…the iPad Mini is in a different category than the Android “storefront” tablets, and the sales will soar…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHRHKMK2ABXNVCSHRTNNMVMDXY Dsa

        well that sounds convincingly

        i just hope ipad mini wont sell well cause its overpriced ipad 2 while manufacturing costs are even lower due older A5

  • Daniel

    This isn’t true. The White iPad 16GB sold out with 20 mins… So if you pre-order the WHITE iPad Mini before 3:20am then your iPad Mini will be ship on Nov 2nd. BUT if you pre-order after 3:20am then You will have to wait two more weeks to get your White iPad Mini 16GB.. Its something like that! It’s only the WHITE iPad Mini! Really should get your facts straight!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Daniel, sorry about the confusion. I should have looked at both models, sorry about that. Apple’s site does in fact show just the white models of the iPad Mini as shipping two weeks later. All black are still in stock.

      Again, sorry about that and thank you for point it out! Have a great day. :)

  • James Pinkerton

    I’ve been waiting for a midrange-sized iPad to come out, and already placed an order for this one yesterday! It might be pricier than some other comparable tablets, but I love Apple products because they’ve been so reliable in the past. I see my coworkers at DISH use their iPads to read or watch shows at lunch and I can’t wait to see how video quality looks on it when I use the DISH Remote Access app. I can watch live TV and recorded shows on my iPad when I’m away from home. I’m glad I ordered the 32GB model so I won’t have to wait longer than Nov. 2 to get it!