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Who Here That Owns An iPad Will Buy The iPad Mini?

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We have an iPad 3rd gen and I wanted to see if my 70-year-old eyes could handle the non-Retina display of the mini. the 16GB black/slate unit will be here later today.

Please let me know what you think of the difference between them. I have zero interest in the display and my standard response is 'why would I want something to look better than it does in real life?' But the spouse loves his HDTVs and such and I am sure we will be discussing a new ipad for him one day just because of the retina whatever. I am very curious to hear your thoughts.
 

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Enjoy life today. No sense in waiting. If the product fits your needs today, buy it today. Simple as that.
Totally agree. This Mini is a bit pricey given the specs. I need a 7" tablet now so unless I'm gifted a Mini, I'm buying a 7" Android (probably a Nexus) and planning for the next Mini in 2013.

I'll continue to enjoy the Apple ecosystem with my other iDevices.
 

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Please let me know what you think of the difference between them. I have zero interest in the display and my standard response is 'why would I want something to look better than it does in real life?' But the spouse loves his HDTVs and such and I am sure we will be discussing a new ipad for him one day just because of the retina whatever. I am very curious to hear your thoughts.

So far so good. The display is better than the iPad 2 we had prior to the 3rd gen unit. However, text is smaller due to the reduced size. The most impressive feature is the feather-weight of the mini making it so much easier to hold than a 9.7" iPad.
 

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I will buy a Nexus 7 now; to hold me for now and wait to see if Apple will do a retina iPad mini with at least a A6x inside; since the iPhone5S is rumor to get a NFC chip and a A7 inside it!
 

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AdmiralAdama said:
I'm off to the Apple store today to give the mini a test drive. Presently I have an iPad 2 so I wouldn't notice the screen rez. And my eyesight is shot so I can't see pixels anyway. :)

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You think your eyesight is bad, I thought that I had been testing the new iPad Mini in an Apple Store but it turns out that i had spent half an hour in a wall tile store just prodding the kitchen tiles!

The Archangel
 

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Beryl said:
Huh? A waste for you, maybe, but not for those who need or want a smaller device using the same ecosystem.

I may not purchase one due to upcoming Nexus announcements but it certainly wouldn't be a waste for me if I did. I have an iPad 3 and I'm only a tad disappointed that it has been replaced in only 6 months.

"Beryl" I too have recently purchased my IPad 3 and I very dissapointed about the timing of the "4" I would of waited a bit longer had I been aware I think this is the usual phenomenon of got to have it syndrome we all get sucked in by it.It took me a long time to save for my IPad so I would have liked the most current model.Worry not about the knockers you get what "you" want!
 

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I'm off to the Apple store today to give the mini a test drive. Presently I have an iPad 2 so I wouldn't notice the screen rez. And my eyesight is shot so I can't see pixels anyway. :)

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It's beautiful!! You may walk out with one...it's tempting! ;)
 

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I admit it - I succumbed! :)

I promised myself that, if there were still some black Minis when I stopped in the Apple Store yesterday afternoon, then I'd get one. Well, they did! :D

So, I'm now the owner of a 16GB Mini. It really is a very nice device. Yeah, the screen is not retina, but it's not as bad as [the ubiquitous] they make it out to be (and I'm comparing it to a retina iPad!). Don't get me wrong - a retina Mini would be da bomb! But - this is very, very kewl right now.

I find I use it in portrait mode, like my phone, more than I use it in landscape mode, like my iPad3. It has replaced my phone as the search device/game player while I am otherwise occupied on the big screen iPad3. Old eyes, you know...

Very pleased with my somewhat impulse buy.

Marilyn

P.S. If they come out with a retina Mini - it'd be difficult to decide which device to get when it's time to (inevitably) replace my iPad3. The lightness and form factor is that great (IMNSHO, of course :)).
 

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I admit it - I succumbed! :)

I promised myself that, if there were still some black Minis when I stopped in the Apple Store yesterday afternoon, then I'd get one. Well, they did! :D

So, I'm now the owner of a 16GB Mini. It really is a very nice device. Yeah, the screen is not retina, but it's not as bad as [the ubiquitous] they make it out to be (and I'm comparing it to a retina iPad!). Don't get me wrong - a retina Mini would be da bomb! But - this is very, very kewl right now.

I find I use it in portrait mode, like my phone, more than I use it in landscape mode, like my iPad3. It has replaced my phone as the search device/game player while I am otherwise occupied on the big screen iPad3. Old eyes, you know...

Very pleased with my somewhat impulse buy.

Marilyn

P.S. If they come out with a retina Mini - it'd be difficult to decide which device to get when it's time to (inevitably) replace my iPad3. The lightness and form factor is that great (IMNSHO, of course :)).

Sounds great. Enjoy!

I'm resisting temptation by not going anywhere near places that sell the minis for now, lol. I'm waiting for my iPad 4 and Kindle Fire HD 9" to arrive, when I think the temptation will have eased.
 

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I had the iPad 2 and did shell out the $$ for the iPad Mini. I just sent the iPad 2 to Amazon as a trade-in. They're pretty fair in their value assessments. I just did the same when I switched from my HTC EVO to the iPhone 5.
 

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