Still waiting for your Retina iPad mini to ship? Apple offering free Smart Cover


For many that have ordered an iPad mini with Retina display, a shipment has yet to arrive. Some haven’t even received a shipment notice. Those inquiring about the matter via telephone, however, have been given a little something extra to hold them over. To assuage customer impatience, Apple is offering a free Smart Cover or Smart Case to buyers.

The free swag appears to be available for customers who purchased a Retina iPad mini with cellular data, the version of the device that has seen the most major delays. WiFi-only models have been easier to come by; it’s unclear if customers still awaiting shipment notification on that model can score a free case or cover, as well.

Free or not, we see the Smart Cover as a good buy to accompany any new iPad (per our full review). We’ll have a closer look at the iPad mini with Retina display coming later this week.

[via iLounge]


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  • Edgar Cervantes

    Well that’s nice. I wonder if there is a way I can still get in on this. lol

  • The Dude

    Not Free dont ask.