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Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by ardchoille, Dec 1, 2012.

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    I just bought an iPad mini! Had to walk around Seattle before finding a store that actually had one in stock, but I have it and I'm tickled pink! This thing is beautiful!

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    Congratulations. I love mine too.

    Are you going to let yours go naked or will you case / sleeve it?
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    Hmm.. hard to say. I bought this primarily for reading ebooks and watching videos so it likely won't ever leave the house. If it does I'll definitely buy a case for it first.

    I have an iPhone 4S and an iPod (4th gen), so this iPad may never see the outdoors - my iPhone 4S goes everywhere with me and its the workhorse.
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    OMG! I love this thing. Just realized it has the new Lightening connector instead of the big one, I'll have to buy some accessories but that's ok.

    This is definitely going to come in handy for books and videos.

    Now I need to spend some time in the tips and tricks thread.
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    That's how they made room for stereo speakers.

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    Ah, that was a smart move. I like this new connector better because you don't have to worry about which way it's inserted.

    Love the five-finger-pinch-to-home. It seems Apple thought of everything.
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    Yes, the lighting connector is a big, big plus in terms of everyday use of a device. Everyone should get to enjoy it.
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    Congratulations on your new iPad mini, I'm using mine to write this post.:)

    image-1207510134.jpgI'm sure you'll enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!:)
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    I can't get over this device. I'm happier than a witch in a broom factory :)
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    I sold my ipad 3 and got a mini instead--- sooooo happy

    I use my Jabari Bluetooth ear peice for wireless audio with my ipad mini
    For movies,music,pod cast and the dell/ fongo wifi phone app
    For free calls
    Works great!
    ~easy to hold and wireless audio uuumm gooood:)
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    Hey, nice! I also need to see if the Apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse work with this device.. I could end up with a mini netbook :)
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    Good for you, Ard! Enjoy your iPad mini!!:)
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    I just realized you can split the keyboard, found it accidentally. This thing keeps impressing me, I'm already getting better at thumb typing without having to look at the keyboard at all.

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    The BT keyboard works; the mouse doesn't. There is a way of doing it, but it involves jailbreaking.

    Also, using the split keyboard, if you touch the screen off the edge of the split, you can access the 3 keys from the other part, so touching the screen to the right of the T key will give you a Y.

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    I love my iPad mini. The device is so elegant in so many ways... I have a white/sliver mini and it runs so smooth and quality pops out at me while I play games, search the web, and other things (NO RETINA DISPLAY). Go Buy one!!!! WORTH IT.
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    Yeah, I'll have to buy the wireless keyboard. The fact that the Magic Mouse doesn't work tells me that the iPad mini doesn't support a cursor, but that's fine.

    Thanks for the tip about touching the screen outside of the split, that's a very nice feature.
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    Hey Man let me know how the wireless keyboard is when you purchase one.
    Be completely honest about your thoughts and opinions about the keyboard.
    Because I will take your thoughts and opinions in account if I decide to get one or not.

    Thanks,
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    Will do :)
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    The iPad Mini I believe will make more sales than the iPad 4, several reasons being the price is not that outrageous, the device is more portable (fits in hoodie pocket), and the quality is rich without the retina display. So far from what I've heard on the news and seen that the iPad Mini is selling faster and have made more sales than the iPad 4 and that's incredible. I've had my iPad mini for little over a week now and I still can't put it down... I enjoy developing new wallpapers from apps that are free from the AppStore and I'm impressed with the quality and all the apps I've installed so far. So if your deciding what you should get (iPad Mini or iPad 4 or any other lower versions of iPad) I would strongly suggest that you review all devices to fit your personal needs.

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    Agreed. I was actually shopping for an iPad 3 just before the mini was announced and I'm glad I waited.. I think the 3 would have been too big for my needs. And, I don't notice the lack of retina at all.

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