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    Default Apple Starts Shipping 4G iPad minis


    If you preordered the LTE-capable iPad mini last month, there's a good chance you may have received an email this morning from Apple with news that your tablet has shipped.

    Some of our readers have shared details pertaining to their shipping notices, including estimated delivery dates of November 16th. Should the devices begin arriving this Friday, that would be several days ahead of the originally anticipated first delivery date of November 21st.

    Shortly after the iPad Mini launched two weeks ago, Apple released sales figures showing that in total, three million iPad units (iPad mini and iPad 4) have been sold since the opening weekend of sales. Those figures did not include the sales of iPad mini with 4G connectivity.

    As of this writing, it isn't clear if the Wi-Fi only model of the iPad mini is poised to outsell the 4G capable version. In the coming weeks, more details will likely be apparent with regard to the models consumers are most eager to get their hands on.

    Source: Apple

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    Can someone please make this the NEW iPhone XL???


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    Got email this afternoon stating a delivery date of the 15th! this will make up for the delayed shipping of the iPhone 5
    On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."

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    As of this writing, it isn't clear if the Wi-Fi only model of the iPad mini is poised to outsell the 4G capable version.
    No disrespect to people out there who buy the Wi-Fi only model but I'm not sure what could possibly make someone want to buy something so limited... The whole point is to be able to jump online and have access to the internet anywhere not just where a Wi-Fi connection is available. That is the beauty of these tablets, internet access anywhere any time.

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    Simply use the tether function on your phone and save yourself 100

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    How about wifi and personal hotspot from your iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT KH View Post
    How about wifi and personal hotspot from your iphone.
    You could do that but then you eat into your data plan for your phone which isn't usually very big (depending on what country and what provider you are with). Isn't using the personal hotspot not as quick as having a sim card in the device directly?

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    Well I pre-ordered mine on release day 3:03 EST so I am sure I was one of the first few on the list and still nothing on the shipment yet? Hopefully soon!! Seems that I have to wait so long I don't even want the damn thing anymore...LOL

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    I use my phone to tether over to the mini, solved

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    Got my 4G LTE iPad tracking number says Monday the 19th. I will also be returning my Mini back to Best Buy for the Cellular version. No word on Best Buy incoming stock of mini cellular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT KH View Post
    How about wifi and personal hotspot from your iphone.
    How about losing data when a call comes in for Sprint/Verizon owners of the iPhone? Of course if you have one of their newer high end Android phones this is not an issue.
    Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.

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    Uk 1gb Internet for 30 a month is for my iphone is enough for the odd iPad out and about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0055 View Post
    You could do that but then you eat into your data plan for your phone which isn't usually very big (depending on what country and what provider you are with). Isn't using the personal hotspot not as quick as having a sim card in the device directly?
    I have tmobile unlimited talk text and data. I use the hotspot for my iPad 1, flawless.

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    Scratch Monday! Just got my 4th Gen cellular iPad in today! I'm pumped

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