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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Just picked one up...

Just walked into my Apple store and picked one up (black iPad mini 16GB WiFi)...the iPad 4 might be going back...iPad mini is fantastic!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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Less screen real estate and lower screen resolution? How could you go wrong?!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Gosh this battle will never get old
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Gosh this battle will never get old
On the contrary, it is old.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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They both have their advantages... just depends on what you value more.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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I'm glad you like the iPad mini more than iPad 4. I personally like it more than iPad 4 myself.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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Whatever, Ipad 2 rocks.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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i like my women petite

not my iPads
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:23 AM   #9
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I made the same choice.

Now i've had the mini for a while I can't see ever going back to the bigger iPad.

Amazing device.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:26 AM   #10
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I bought the iPad 4 with the express purpose of selling it when the retina Mini comes out. I just thought that it would retain more resale value than a Mini, as the 4 has more future-proofed specs.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:55 AM   #11
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iPad mini fits in my white coat, and its so light.
I returned my iPad 4. Not looking back.

I guess it depends on the consumers needs. I don't play games or take photos. I have an iPhone 5 and i'm not retina spoiled. Its very difficult to see the reduced resolution unless I look real close and do a side by side comparison with my iPhone.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:01 AM   #12
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I returned my iPad 4. Not looking back.

I don't play games or take photos. I have an iPhone 5 and i'm not retina spoiled.
It would seem to me that the mini is perfect for playing games. Why exactly are people using the mini? The small size isn't as conducive to typing or reading web pages.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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Why not keep both?

My Mini is my travel device. My iPad is my home device. The Mini is what I use in the airport, in the car, at the coffee shop. The iPad is what I use at home, in the office, in the hotel room.

The whole specs argument is somewhat disingenuous. For the Mini, it's all about form factor. Think about it like you would comparing a desktop to a laptop. Of course the desktop has better specs. But you can't put the desktop in your briefcase. Or use Steve Jobs trucks/cars, heavy lifting allegory.

Enjoy your Mini!
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The whole specs argument is somewhat disingenuous. For the Mini, it's all about form factor.
You are absolutely right! I've been trying since the original iPad's release to get my mother to get one. She simply does not do enough to justify toting around her MBP 13", and finds all the "overhead" of a full OS a bit overwhelming.

But she found the standard iPad's size and weight coupled with the tablet form factor to be less comfortable to use than her laptop rebuffed my attempts to introduce her to what I perceived as the iPad's more ideal computing environment for her needs.

When the iPad mini came out she went out and bought one for herself. She has been completely satisfied, with the exception of the shaky BoA app, which she uses daily...can't blame Apple for that! She takes the mini with her everywhere and is probably one of only a handful of people who uses the camera constantly. Only now, I think she is regretting not waiting until the cellular version was released.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:34 AM   #15
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It would seem to me that the mini is perfect for playing games. Why exactly are people using the mini? The small size isn't as conducive to typing or reading web pages.
I use mine mainly in the hospital when I'm rounding - placing orders and notes (it's actually pretty good for thumb typing when you split the keyboard).
I do stream videos, espn games etc, read newspapers and magazines, but the only game I have loaded is solitaire.
Now my iphone is a different story - I have like 4 or 5 games (angry birds, golf, infinity blade 2, ski safari and words with friends).
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