Thinking About Getting An iPad Mini

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    I'm thinking about purchasing a 32GB iPad Mini (White) tomorrow. I've been apart of the Apple Family for a while. I like it because it's bigger than most 7'' tablets. Is it worth getting? I want a small portable tablet that I can put in my purse. I have currently have a HP Touchpad, but it's too big to bring with me everywhere. Any advice? Should I get it? All advice will be helpful! :thumbs::):)
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    I have the iPad mini and I feel it would fit your needs quite well. It's small enough to fit in a large pocket, yet large enough to comfortably surf the internet and accommodate thumb typing.
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    Hello NewbieUser,

    Welcome to the forum. My nephew happily carried his iPad mini with screen protector in the "cargo" pocket of his shorts.

    The mini is so thin and light which enhances its portability.

    Cheers

    Richard


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    Wait a month longer for the new one at the same price.
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    I'm thinking I want the 16GB instead of the 32GB because I have two tablets! I don't need 2 32GB tablets! I already haven't used all of the space on my HP Touchpad. What should I get 16GB or 32GB?
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    Also thank you for all of your advice! Your help is greatly appreciated!
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    Personally if I were you I would go for the 32, I have more than one iPad and they are all 32's and they are now all bursting at the seams but if you think you can manage with just 16 then maybe that's best for you......but I wouldn't skimp on storage capacity.

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    This. :) plus, as far as storage goes, I would go all out and get 64 GB.
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    I'd say 32GB is a must if you don't want to constantly be checking your free storage to make sure you don't fill it up. Remember a 16GB has about 12 usable gigs.

    You may think 16GB is enough but the iPad's abilities are always increasing and your needs will change over time. I originally got a 16GB and returned it for a 32GB. Sure enough I discovered some apps I really like that I hadn't anticipated, and I'm now sitting around 50% used. If I still had the 16GB I'd be in trouble.

    I'd also try to wait til the 2nd gen is announced. I absolutely love the current mini but you stand to get a bit more tablet for your money if you can wait it out a bit.
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    More likely two to three months, if the rumors are to be believed. At any rate, it's very unlikely we'll be seeing new iPads at the new iPhone launch this month (also if rumors are to be believed). Still, it's only a week or two (probably), so a short wait won't hurt.
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    If storage capacity is a concern, a possible solution is to purchase a wifi card reader which you can use as an external storage device to save / access your data files.

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    Size matters and you have time at any rate. I have two 64 GB iPad3s which are both filled (wife and self). My mini is 32 GB wifi only and i will definitely go for the 128 GB mini wifi and LTE as well. I made a downsizing mistake thinking I would only use the mini as a reader.
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    I love my mini. Easy to carry with me and great to sit on the sofa and surf while watching TV. If I were you I'd go check one out in person, pick it up, handle it, see if you like the size. I'd go with the 32G, should be plenty of space.
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    I bought an ipad mini at the same time as my friend. Beware of it's inability to connect to wifi!!! I have a mobile phone with a built in wifi modem. I tried an ipad 2 and it connected no problem. My laptops connect no problem. The ipad mini will not connect and as such ia rendered nearly useless! If you try to connect to wif such as in a well known burger chain or similar. it will not happen!!! My friend has the same problem with his. Beware!!
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    Ummm, I don't have that problem with mine. Software/hardware issue possibly. Ever had it looked at by an apple store?


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    I have not had this issue with either ipad mini I've owned. I would look at getting replacements.
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    Me either. Connects wherever I go with ease.
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    I am using my ipad mini since 6 months and never got problem connecting WiFi ever since first day till today. In fact my android phone gets this connection issues.
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    do it! i won mine out of a game and its better than buying a laptop and its smaller than the ipad its just really convenient
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    I have always thought that apple products were marvellous. I was quite thrilled and proud to buy the ipad mini. At last I had one of my own. My best friend has always used apple and he swears by them. That is good enough for me. I don't have a problem connecting at home. I will find the time to go into the apple store and confront them. I have always found them very helpfull. I had the problem and I google mini ipad wifi connection problems. You have to admit, there are quite a few posts?! I'm not that apple literate. I do not find it that easy to follow the directions in the posts and I did not expect to have to with an Apple product! I will take it into store and I thank you for the suggestion. It was expensive and it is laying unused as a result of the problem. I was actually digging out my unused since purchase samsung tab 2, in desperation to try to at least get the job done. I am more android illiterate than apple!!. I almost find it unbelievable what you say about no problems. I sincerely hop that it can be fixed by taking it into store and I do believe that the service will be good. I don't doubt that.

    Thanks

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