Pros and cons of the ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by rhardin, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. rhardin

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    I am thinking of getting a iPad mini for my 10 years birthday. What are the pros and cons of the mini.... We have many apple products like a iPod 1, 3, 4 and a iPad 4 so she knows how to use them.
     
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    Pros is that its the perfect size and ease of use. Cons Id say are that its no retina display but I dont think your 10 year old is going to care about that. Id say do it. My kids love their tablets as they can use it for school work and for gaming.
     
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    Good size for books, videos and web surfing. Light weight, easily fits into a large pocket. I have both and I feel the iPad mini is much more portable.
     
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    I have the 4 and the mini, I prefer the mini. To me 8" screen is a good size for a tablet, I think kids would prefer the mini due to size and weight
     
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    I have the mini and the 3nd gen iPad with the retina display. Frankly, I see no cons to the mini except that some digital magazines are a bit harder to read on the mini. But it is my go-to iPad. In my recent travels by car, I keep the mini in the cabin with me while the 9.7 inch version is in the trunk. I'm a full grown man with strong arms and hands and I still prefer the mini. When the retina version comes out, as long as apple doesn't treat it as a second tier device (meaning weaker internals, ect), I will upgrade to the new mini and leave the 9.7-inch version behind.
     
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    The mini is the perfect size for me and I like it much more than my wife's iPad 3. The only "con" for me so far is that my mini doesn't stream video as well as the 3. I subscribe to several international news services and TV stations, and the video stream is constantly buffering and stopping. The 3 does fine on the same apps and network. I'm trying to resolve this issue now with Apple support. BTW the lack of a retina display is a non-issue for me.
     
  7. Magnetic1

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    Pros is battery life. Cons is you have to accept the reality that a better ipad mini maybe released in less than 6 months.
     
  8. ardchoille

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    Good point. I wonder if WWDC, in three days, will see the announcement of the next iPad mini.
     
  9. rhardin

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    Thanks everyone getting the mini tomorrow!
     
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    Thinking of that myself
     

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