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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Rate your iPad Mini/iPad 4 experience out of 10

about a 8. My mini doesn't have retina and you can really notice it after looking at the iPhone 5. And some of my apps are still stuck in "iPhone mode" so having to put it on 2x makes it look horrendous. other than that I would enjoy it more but I have an iPhone 5 so it's basically just for a bigger screen.


Also why is the white iPad Mini so desirable? Whats wrong with the black one?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Finally was allowed to open my iPad mini today and I would rate it 10/10, brilliant.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Finally was allowed to open my iPad mini today and I would rate it 10/10, brilliant.
Same here, I also rate it 10/10.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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10/10. Can't replace my notebook, but it just works! Not like the pos android tablet I had
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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Love my iPad 4 ... 10. Still love my ipad2 as well, it scores less for text but I don't use it for that now, I use it for other things, for which it scores 10.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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Ipad 4. Around 8.5

8.5 is sufficient for me though
Would've liked a lighter version and a faster processor still.
But love the retina display
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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the mini I had I would rate a 4. couldn't get over how bad website text looked. the 4 I exchanged it for I would rate an 8 with a deduction for its physical size only. I love everything about it but if a slimmer and lighter version comes out, or an updated mini with way better resolution than the current, I would rate either a 10
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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I absolutely love my mini. The lack of retina is a downfall, but its not a deal breaker at all. The size and weight are perfect, and more than make up for its absence. Out of 10, I'd say 8 is about right. Maybe 8.5, but that's just me.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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I'm very happy with my mini. My only major complaint is that the on screen keyboard often covers text boxes, which is a bit annoying. I've used it for reading e-books without any eye strain, so I have no plans to replace it when the retina model is released--just going to wait until the OS is truly obsolete (e.g. App developers no longer support updates).

9 out of 10
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:14 PM   #10
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10/10, because it's one of the most exciting devices I've ever owned, from Apple or others (including my Kindle, on which I've read 70 books this year alone, though my Kindle is still near the top of greatest devices of all time I've owned!).

Every time I hold the mini I'm amazed and impressed at how thin and lightweight it feels, yet how sturdy and solid it also feels, like you're holding true quality, and using it is really one of the most enjoyable experiences for me, so definitely a 10/10 (far exceeded my expectations).

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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about a 8. My mini doesn't have retina and you can really notice it after looking at the iPhone 5. And some of my apps are still stuck in "iPhone mode" so having to put it on 2x makes it look horrendous. other than that I would enjoy it more but I have an iPhone 5 so it's basically just for a bigger screen.


Also why is the white iPad Mini so desirable? Whats wrong with the black one?
I love mine, I use it all the time.

I've been waiting a month to trade my black Mini in for the white one. I have a white iPhone and I just like the white products better.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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I can rate my iPad experience since the first contact ...

iPad: 8/10
iPad 2: 10/10
iPad 4: 10/10

It's perfect for my needs. I was a little bit disappointed by the lack of memory of original iPad ...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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about a 8. My mini doesn't have retina and you can really notice it after looking at the iPhone 5. And some of my apps are still stuck in "iPhone mode" so having to put it on 2x makes it look horrendous. other than that I would enjoy it more but I have an iPhone 5 so it's basically just for a bigger screen.


Also why is the white iPad Mini so desirable? Whats wrong with the black one?
Cellular 16gb black ipad mini: resting 9.5/10
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:21 PM   #14
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Had mine since mid-November, moved up from iPad 2 and I would rate it 8 of ten. For some reason, mine occasionally drops cellular signal, something I never saw on the 2. I blame iOS 6 for that.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:36 PM   #15
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iPad 3 I would rate 7/10
iPad mini I would rate 10/10

I've had the iPad 3 since the summer after winning it. It replaced my iPad 1 and the main downfall I had with it was that it was just 16GB, where my ipad 1 was a 32GB.

I've had the iPad mini since a week after it was released and absolutely love it. The iPad 3 just sits around. I would say I am using the iPad mini 98% of the time now and the iPad 2 the other 2%. The iPad mini being so small and light literally comes with me everywhere. Just put it in my messenger bag or backpack and off I go.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:22 PM   #16
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Using my iPad mini right now and still deciding. I still have my original iPad. The first time I touched a mini was yesterday at the apple store and thought it would be great for wifey and daughter. They surprised me today and I am very impressed, but not sure if I miss the size of the iPad yet
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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Owned every ipad except the original.

Ipad 2 -> sold it after several months in 2011 as the pixel density was too low. -> 7/10

Ipad 3 -> good screen but lacking in grunt for intensive tasks -> 8/10

Ipad mini -> cheap, crap, compromised toy -> 4/10

Ipad 4 -> pure nirvana. Blazing speed. Also finally lucky enough to get one with an even screen tint and very pure whites. Havent been able to put the thing down for months. -> 10/10

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:42 AM   #18
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iPad mini 10/10

Wow people over exaggerated about how bad the screen was. I have retina everything else and it's honestly not that bad.

I love the size, I love how good it feels, I love everything about this thing.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:26 PM   #19
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iPad mini = 6/10
iPad 4 = 9/10

I have both (and I've owned every iPad to-date).

Here's my way of thinking . . . The screen is the interface and is the single most important aspect of a touch-based tablet. So, retina displays are clearly superior. And, the Mini's touch targets and text are blurry, small, and a real step backwards for a company that is pushing retina displays. For me, the Mini's screen is the deal breaker.

That being said, the iPad 4 would benefit from the adoption of the Mini's general form factor, etc. A lighter 9.7" iPad might be perfect . . . But then, a retina Mini might be as well. Either way, we are lucky/fortunate that we cand beats this sort of thing.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:15 PM   #20
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9.87 for my Mini.

I am genuinely pleased with this package over the ipad 1 and the ipad 3, both models of which I returned/sold.

My Mini is a pre-order cellular so I've had it a few weeks.

I actually logged on just to find an appropriate thread to comment in.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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I actually bought an iPad mini for my son as a Christmas gift and planned to continue using my iPad 3. Well, after using his iPad mini here and there I decided I had to have one.

I was able to score one today and I love the thing. I didn't think I could give up retina, but I don't really miss it. The size, weight and overall form factor of the mini outweighs the fact that it doesn't have a retina display, for me at least.

My iPad has already sold on eBay and has paid for my new mini, and then some. I'll consider upgrading when a mini with retina is offered as long as there are no size or weight compromises.

So score wise, I give the mini a 9 out of 10.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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Well I'm going back to the mini from the 4. As gorgeous as that retina display is, the size & weight of the mini just takes it to a whole different level.

I'd give the iPad 4 an 8 out of 10. It just becomes too uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, and games feel a bit cumbersome.

The mini is definitely a 9.5 or so. When a retina display model comes it will probably become a 10.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:53 AM   #23
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I'd give my iPad 4 an 8/10. I wish it were a bit lighter and that the screen repelled fingerprints better.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:57 AM   #24
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I'll give my iPad 4 a 10/10. I was going to give it a 9 as it would be more perfect if it was a little thinner and lighter, but decided not to zing it for something that is not possible for it to be at the moment.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:58 AM   #25
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I don't own a mini but I can rate an iPad 4:
9.5/10. 0.5 off as I wish it was the same thickness as the 2. The fact that it is very slightly thicker makes many of my iPad 2 stands go obsolete as they don't fit.
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