Who's Waiting for Next mini Iteration?

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by ObiJohnKenobi, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. ObiJohnKenobi
    Offline

    ObiJohnKenobi iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
    Ratings:
    +21 / 0
  2. MoonlitSonata
    Offline

    MoonlitSonata Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,372
    Thanks Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Good ol' Midwest
    Ratings:
    +155 / 0
    I bought the new one and don't regret it one bit. The screen is GORGEOUS and IMO touch ID is a gimmick at best.
  3. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    Your money, wait if you want. The color issues may never be fixed as it is not really an issue for most people. You can be sure the next processor won't offer the same bump in speed as the last step. Finally, while I do think Touch ID is nice, it is way more useful on a phone than a tablet.
  4. Callihan_44
    Offline

    Callihan_44 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Midwest
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Im on the fence about the update myself, I picked up the mini retina this past weekend so ive had a few days using it. I will say right off the bat i do appreciate small text being much clearer on webpages, I also downloaded an ebook to read and overall satisfied. General speed seems to be slightly faster but I would really have to pay attention to notice any speed differences. Was it worth $500 vs 429 for the first edition 32gb? IDK, If I casually used the mini I wouldve just kept the old one as it worked perfectly fine. Overall I feel like im using my old mini other than having cleaner text, I didnt notice any odd color issues on the retina.
  5. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    You're not going to notice the increase speed unless you do something taxing...for example, opening certain games is much faster on the new mini...as is playing certain games. Reading an ebook or webpage aren't things that use much processor or graphics power.
  6. Elux72
    Offline

    Elux72 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0
    I'm waiting, yes, but not because of any concerns about the Mini Retina; merely because I bought an Air instead and kept my original Mini. I suspect the next generation will be my time to upgrade.
  7. Toyeboy
    Offline

    Toyeboy iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    56
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    If you're happy enough with your current iPad mini I can't blame you for not upgrading as it was the best tablet I've ever had before the retina. The fuzzy text just drove me crazy after a year and I was basically getting the iPad mini retina no matter what the cost. It's literally just an HD version of the iPad mini. Everything is so incredibly clear. The color issues are a non issue for me. I would've never realized it wasn't 100% color accurate had I not heard about it. I feel like this is the largest upgrade the iPad mini will ever have. Moving from A5 chip and SD to having the top of the line A7 chip and retina screen. I can't see anything in the next two or three years that'll make me feel like I have to get the next generation. The retina mini is future proof for several years. Especially with the 128GB version that I got for $640 on eBay (;

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

ipad mini retina color issues