No Apple products purchased through Amazon Resellers are New
9 June 2013
Summary: First off, this re-seller got my Mini out to me on time. Or actually, Amazon did (I think it was fulfilled by Amazon). The Apple ID numbers were covered up by a sticker attached by the re-seller. I had to carefully peel this back so I could call Apple and get the smut on this particular device (more on that below).
Summary: Okay, I was a huge apple fan for many years. In spite of their walled garden mentality, I've always felt that Apple was the best money could buy. However, I've slowly soured on Apple's business model. The Ipad mini is nothing more than a miniturazed ipad 2. The interals with exception of the camera arer exactly the same. So, when one looks at what he/she is paying for it's outdated 2 year old technology.
Summary: I am very disappointed with the Sprint network. Though I live right in the middle of San Antonio, I cannot connect with Sprint's vaunted LTE network from my home. Worse, Sprint's antiquated CDMA network architecture isn't used in the rest of the world so connecting for updates overseas is impossible. I should have gone with AT&T as the carrier. My GSM networked iPhone works in the UK, the middle east, and in Africa no problem, while my iPad is totally disconnected.
Summary: Not only does it crop the pics, especially Facebook. Every app seems to be a preview and you have to pay to get a full version, unlike the Android version. I will never buy a I product again. Pretty good camera though.
Great product but have found one pretty big downfall
21 January 2013
Summary: First, I want to say that I only rated this at 2 stars due to the following... operation wise it worked well; we love the size and convenience, etc. This was/is our first IPad. And every other owner of an Iphone, IPod, Iwhatever... is aware that the glass/screen/digitizer can shatter pretty easily. I changed the digitizer on my 2nd Gen Ipod before and it was a breeze, so that's not a big deal or a big cost ($9 for the IPod touch) digitizer).
Summary: The video display, especially for small texts is fuzzy. You assume that the newest apple device will have sharp texts even if it doesn't have retina display. After using my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 for a few month now, my eyes can not with the fuzziness of the text. It has the equivalence of an $150 tablet in regards to the the sharpness of texts. I bought it and returned it in the se day. So check out a website or book with small tests before buying.
Summary: Okay, first and foremost I'd like to say that I'm not trying to start a flame war here just simply trying to understand why/how the "consumer" would let apple get away with this, and to try to give the Amazon customer the information they rightfully deserve. To be clear I am writing this review on a fourth generation iPad, so I'm not a hater, but I do think Apples prices aren't justified with their hardware.