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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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My iPad 4 is perfect, so happy I didn't choose Mini

And this is coming from someone who just retired their iPad 1. The display is PERFECT. There is NO blacklight bleed, no dead pixels, and the colors all look perfect, just like my iPhone 5. Performance is rockin', and while the OS as a whole is smooth as butter, everything from websites rendering to photo editing apps are about x10 faster then the iPad 3 (used my mother's iPad before deciding to upgrade).

Then..I saw the Mini. I laughed. The A5 is alot slower, the screen is laughable, and I read about the 512MB of RAM, which doesn't future proof the Mini at all.

If you are looking for power, and a big beautiful display, the iPad 4 is the way to go. Happy with my purchase!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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loving my LTE mini that came today
Enjoy, but just wasn't for me. Glad it works for you though.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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Have both, love both. Mini primarily to check emails and simple stuff. Love the form factor.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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I wish everyone made a post every time they were satisfied with something they just bought.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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I wish everyone made a post every time they were satisfied with something they just bought.
Well, you did read it, then click it, then choose to even comment on it. If it bothers you, the back button is a click away.

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Have both, love both. Mini primarily to check emails and simple stuff. Love the form factor.
Agree. I wish all the internals of the 4 were in the mini, then I would be sold.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:02 AM   #8
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Agree. I wish all the internals of the 4 were in the mini, then I would be sold.
sure, next year... but then you might be pining for the ipad 5 at that time.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:56 AM   #9
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Well, you did read it, then click it, then choose to even comment on it. If it bothers you, the back button is a click away.

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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I'm thinking of making this my signature....lol awesome thank you.
I would be honored.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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Well, you did read it, then click it, then choose to even comment on it. If it bothers you, the back button is a click away.
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Well, you type like your 3 and talk like your 5. Might wanna work on that.
Smug and pushy - - what's not to like?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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Again, different devices for different purposes. I'm much happier pulling the mini out when commuting (saves me carrying a bag around) than the 4. They are both good devices in their own rights.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:36 PM   #13
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I love the Ipad 4.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:43 PM   #14
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I haven't had a chance to check out the iPad 4 but I got my mini today. I love it, I'm replying to your post with it.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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I actually appreciate it, because all you ever hear are problems and whining, so sometimes you don't know if a product is actually good or not.
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And this is coming from someone who just retired their iPad 1. The display is PERFECT. There is NO blacklight bleed, no dead pixels, and the colors all look perfect, just like my iPhone 5. Performance is rockin', and while the OS as a whole is smooth as butter, everything from websites rendering to photo editing apps are about x10 faster then the iPad 3 (used my mother's iPad before deciding to upgrade).

Then..I saw the Mini. I laughed. The A5 is alot slower, the screen is laughable, and I read about the 512MB of RAM, which doesn't future proof the Mini at all.

If you are looking for power, and a big beautiful display, the iPad 4 is the way to go. Happy with my purchase!
really? I hope iPad 5 will be THINEST I can wait until March/April 2013.
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really? I hope iPad 5 will be THINEST I can wait until March/April 2013.
I seriously doubt the next iPad will come out in march/april. They only released it in october so that they could move the release cycle to that month permanently imo.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:12 AM   #18
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I seriously doubt the next iPad will come out in march/april. They only released it in october so that they could move the release cycle to that month permanently imo.
We'll wait and see…Apple loves to surprise everybody.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:22 AM   #20
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does the retina display make that much of a difference for you guys?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:01 PM   #21
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really? I hope iPad 5 will be THINEST I can wait until March/April 2013.
Ah yes, but what will you do if there is no Spring 2013 refresh?

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Ah yes, but what will you do if there is no Spring 2013 refresh?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:52 PM   #23
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I don't think I can give up my iPad 3 and replace it with an iPad mini. They can both compliment each other nicely. I like both form factors equally. An iPad mini is in the cards, but I can afford to wait and see what the mini 2 brings.

The iPad 3 does not feel slow, has retina display, does everything I ask of it. As for the issue with weight and oddity with holding it in my hands I did get a Targus Versavue case which made it so much more easier to handle and didn't mind the extra weight.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:54 PM   #24
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The iPad 3 does not feel slow, has retina display, does everything I ask of it.
Agree completely. I've seen them both side by side. The iPad 4 is awesome, but the "10 time faster" stuff is pretty ridiculous. I contemplated upgrading from the 3....but it's just not worth it, especially since I'm getting a mini tomorrow!
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I am still using an ipad 2 3g, which is still good enough for me. I can still enjoy a retina display on my iPod touch 5th gen, but I am thinking about ipad 4 for a better battery, better display, better camera, better processor, better ram, better 4g, and new connector (so I don't have to switch cables to charge my ipad instead of iPod)
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