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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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Keep full size iPads?

Since I got my mini for Christmas ... I haven't touched my full size iPad 3. The same with my son and his iPad 2 and his mini. I wonder how long before the honeymoon phase is over? Should I just sell the iPad 3? I was only going to use the mini when I'm on the go but find myself using it at home too. The size is just so perfect! Maybe I should just relegate the mini to my purse and keep it there so then I'll use the 3 at home.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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An iPad and an iPad mini seem obviously redundant. Pick one and get rid of the other.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 01:53 AM   #3
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An iPad and an iPad mini seem obviously redundant. Pick one and get rid of the other.
Nonsense. Full size iPad for around the house. Mini for out and about!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:02 AM   #4
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Nonsense. Full size iPad for around the house. Mini for out and about!
I just can't get the concept of carrying around the Mini wherever you go...

going to refill the gas...better take the mini

going to eat...better take the mini

going shopping...better take the mini

going to the doctor...better take the mini

Mini makes a great tablet to use in the house especially cause its so light and the iPhone screen is so small. Maybe for trips (traveling, commuting and stuff)...but taking out the Mini like its a phone its just kinda unnecessary.

But that's just me, I'm sure people will find needs, ways, or excuses to use it.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:43 AM   #5
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I just can't get the concept of carrying around the Mini wherever you go...

going to refill the gas...better take the mini

going to eat...better take the mini

going shopping...better take the mini

going to the doctor...better take the mini

Mini makes a great tablet to use in the house especially cause its so light and the iPhone screen is so small. Maybe for trips (traveling, commuting and stuff)...but taking out the Mini like its a phone its just kinda unnecessary.

Really depends though, Some people just decided to get a dumb phone and carry around Mini with cellular as their kinda phonelike social device. Bigger screen for chating and internet obviously. However, imo the 7" tablet is just nonsense because it is not a phone still. You should just use your tablet as presentation device or at home replacement of your laptop.

Tablets are just something people want to have but do not really need them for specific reason.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:05 AM   #6
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I just can't get the concept of carrying around the Mini wherever you go...

going to refill the gas...better take the mini

going to eat...better take the mini

going shopping...better take the mini

going to the doctor...better take the mini

Mini makes a great tablet to use in the house especially cause its so light and the iPhone screen is so small. Maybe for trips (traveling, commuting and stuff)...but taking out the Mini like its a phone its just kinda unnecessary.
I'm gone most of the day... I have meetings for my son's school, I often wait for him at soccer games and practice, take him to extra curricular activities. I spend a lot of time on my iphone and I wanted the iPad mini for these times. I already have that need determined.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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I just can't get the concept of carrying around the Mini wherever you go...

going to refill the gas...better take the mini

going to eat...better take the mini

going shopping...better take the mini

going to the doctor...better take the mini

Mini makes a great tablet to use in the house especially cause its so light and the iPhone screen is so small. Maybe for trips (traveling, commuting and stuff)...but taking out the Mini like its a phone its just kinda unnecessary.
Keep in mind you're on an Apple (fanboy) discussion forum. People here truly rationalize owning both an iPad and an iPad mini -- in real life, though, people either invest in one or the other (and in my experience, it's usually the former).

I will never give up my iPad for an iPad mini. I've toyed around with one in the Apple store, and even if it got retina display, I still would prefer a full sized iPad over a mini. Yes, I can web browse and watch movies on it - but I like my screen real estate. I understand that some people have dainty hands and so that extra (pound?) of a difference in weight makes ALLLL the difference. But, for me, a pound is nothing... mini feels too much like an e-reader and after owning an iPad 4, I'd feel like I was downgrading if I reduced all the screen space. I can somewhat understand why people who have never owned an iPad preferring an iPad mini over an iPad, though.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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There are so many combination of tech devices and possible uses that it is hard to generalize about owning both a mini and full sized iPad. I suppose there are folks who could benefit from this arrangement.

I prefer to keep things simple, so I just own a full sized iPad, and it does multiple duty as my quasi Laptop, e-reader, tablet thingy.....I use a desktop for heavy lifting and the iPhone when on-the-go. Nevertheless, the iPad is by far my most frequently used device.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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I agree that it is redundant to keep both. Keep the one you use the most and sell the other.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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[...] and after owning an iPad 4, I'd feel like I was downgrading if I reduced all the screen space. I can somewhat understand why people who have never owned an iPad preferring an iPad mini over an iPad, though.
You would be downgrading. I don't believe Apple intends on the iPad mini to ever be better than the iPad 9.7 overall. Sure, people may think it is, but I don't feel Apple will ever market it as such or intend it to be internally (as in at the Apple HQ).

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An iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone 5? Seems like lots of redundancy. Personally, I'd keep the mini; ditch the full sized iPad.
Exactly what I've done. I have the 5 and ditched my iPad 2 for a mini. I personally like the portability, thinness, and light weight of it while still being able to run the same iPad apps as I did before. Of course I'd like Retina better if it came out, but I don't mind the display in it's current form because I'm used to the display of the iPad 2 (and iPod touch 2G from awhile back) despite having owned an iPhone 5 and 4S.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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I think a full size ipad 5 with reduced weight--just under a pound--and slimmed side bezels will recapture some of the excitement. The reduced weight of the mini makes it feel "magical".
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:26 AM   #12
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What's the point of having an ipad and ipad mini?

seem's pointless to me.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:30 AM   #13
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What's the point of having an ipad and ipad mini?

seem's pointless to me.
One logical step further: what's the point of having an iPhone and iPad mini?

Neither seem pointless to me .
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:38 AM   #14
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One logical step further: what's the point of having an iPhone and iPad mini?

Neither seem pointless to me .
The analogy and the logic don't hold. The iPad mini and the iPad are essentially the same device whereas the iPhone and the iPad mini are clearly not.
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The analogy and the logic don't hold. The iPad mini and the iPad are essentially the same device whereas the iPhone and the iPad mini are clearly not.
Not true, either way you have to carry two devices to make calls and use your tablet. Get a free dumb phone, and sell the iPhone then use whatever tablet you choose.

"Essentially the same" isn't necessarily equivalent.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:55 AM   #16
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can you keep both?

Mount the full size somewhere, plug it into the wall charger and use it as a tv screen.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 10:29 AM   #17
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Not true, either way you have to carry two devices to make calls and use your tablet. Get a free dumb phone, and sell the iPhone then use whatever tablet you choose.

"Essentially the same" isn't necessarily equivalent.
If I have an hour I'm waiting somewhere for my son... I want the mini for convenience instead of my iphone.

I'm thinking once my kids go back to school after the holidays I'll plan to keep the mini in my purse for use outside and the full size in my room to enjoy there. If I find I want the mini there too... Then I'll just sell the full size. It's hard to part with since I do love the retina screen!!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:59 AM   #18
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I would dedicate the mini for recreational use and the larger for productivity.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:06 AM   #19
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Since I got my mini for Christmas ... I haven't touched my full size iPad 3. The same with my son and his iPad 2 and his mini. I wonder how long before the honeymoon phase is over? Should I just sell the iPad 3? I was only going to use the mini when I'm on the go but find myself using it at home too. The size is just so perfect! Maybe I should just relegate the mini to my purse and keep it there so then I'll use the 3 at home.
One caveat: Are you sure it isn't just the novelty factor?

I.e., if you had the mini, and got a new iPad 3 or iPad 4, would you be using the new device?


If you haven't had it long, i'd hold off on ditching the full size ipad until you're sure its not just the novelty of it being "new".
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:09 AM   #20
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Also... I sold my home laptop. I have an iMac for real computer needs but had used my iPad almost exclusively at home for the past year....unless I was uploading pics or editing them. I hardly have the need for a computer anymore so my ipad3 was going to stay by my bedside and my mini in my purse.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:42 AM   #21
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I think it's good to always have a backup device just in case something happens to your Mini.
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I think it's good to always have a backup device just in case something happens to your Mini.
what 'important' software do you keep on your iPads that you dont have backed up on your computer? 2 iPads are useful for a large family, for example. I can't see myself having 2 iPads.

I love the mini form factor, dont get me wrong.

But i already have a device 'in between' my Macbook Pro and my iPhone 5, the iPad 4. I dont need another 'sub divider' between the iPad and iPhone, the iPad Mini.
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I think it's good to always have a backup device just in case something happens to your Mini.
Madness! Keeping a backup device that sits idle, depreciating in value as time passes makes no sense to me. Better to sell and keep the money safe to purchase a new device if needed.

I sold my iPad 3 when I got my mini. Don't regret it for a second. Once I got my hands on a mini the full sized iPads seemed way too big, even for use in the home.
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An iPad and an iPad mini seem obviously redundant. Pick one and get rid of the other.
Agree. One less device to; keep track of, update, charge, etc. Redundant personal devices are a pain.

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Nonsense. Full size iPad for around the house. Mini for out and about!
But that doesn't seem to be the OP's experience. Nor is it mine.
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Since you'll gravitate to one machine, keep that one.

In this case the mini. I've not touched my iPad 1 since getting the mini and there's no reason to keep it, if you're not going to use it. Sell it.
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