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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:13 PM   #26
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I've been doing nothing but playing with the iPad mini since I got the thing yesterday. Definitely 100% new toy syndrome right now but I can definitely see this thing getting way more use than my iPad 4, but in a different way. It's way more mobile/less conspicuous to whip out at a coffee shop, easier to shove into a bag, and perfect to do basic and passive computing like web browsing/magazine and news reading/checking and writing email, word processing, home entertainment w/apple tv, etc. Plus, my 4 is wifi only and this thing has a data plan so I can use it as a giant car GPS, and also not be tied down to finding wifi whenever I want to do something that requires it.

I also just upgraded my iPad 3 to the new one for about $100 net incremental spend, and I love that as well. I'm pretty sure I'll mostly use that for all of my photo enhancing/mild video processing and editing/using it as an extra screen/watching hd video/etc.

If I HAD to choose between the 2 I'd likely stick with the 4 and upgrade to a data plan version because its clearly the better device and can do EVERYTHING i just listed above, but I REALLY dislike taking my 4 outside of the house for fear of breaking it, feeling silly using it at a coffee place, or paranoid I'm gonna get held up.
I don't get that vibe with this at all.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:16 PM   #27
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There isn't anything at all wrong with the iPad mini screen.
No, the screen itself is absolutely ok, but compared with the iPad 3 screen is not so good ....

I can't see any reasons to keep both. You just have to choose what size fits your needs.
In my opinion for "indoor use" (at home or hotel) the iPad 3 or 4 are far superior than the Mini.
If you need portability then the Mini is the best choice.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:44 PM   #28
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Don't worry, the president has that covered.
True, and you thought Apple was expensive.

People are in for the shock of their lives. There is no such thing as a free ride. Its only a ruse that millions were suckers for.

Cash is king. You either have it or you don't.

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:28 PM   #29
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Frankly I can't see a good reason to keep both.
Choose whatever fits your needs and sell the other ...
I will probably end doing that.

Since the iPad mini is 64gb and the iPad 3 just 16gb, I'll most likely stick with the mini. If I had actually bought the 3 it would have been more than 16, but since I won it at a raffle at work, can't complain. I had an iPad 1 that was 32gb.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:41 PM   #30
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Since I bought my iPad mini a few days ago, I have not even turned on my iPad 3. I just find using the iPad mini a much better experience. At first I wasn't going to sell the iPad 3, but now seriously considering it.
Like me, you should get the iPod touch 5 too. Since getting the new touch I haven't touch either the iPad 3 and iPad mini too.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:57 PM   #31
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Since I bought my iPad mini a few days ago, I have not even turned on my iPad 3. I just find using the iPad mini a much better experience. At first I wasn't going to sell the iPad 3, but now seriously considering it.
Thats because Ipad 3 is the worst of all Ipad. Why do you think Apple discontinued and took it out of Apple store after 6 months.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:33 PM   #32
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Like me, you should get the iPod touch 5 too. Since getting the new touch I haven't touch either the iPad 3 and iPad mini too.
Don't need an iPod touch, have an iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:10 AM   #33
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There isn't anything at all wrong with the iPad mini screen.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:24 AM   #34
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Since I bought my iPad mini a few days ago, I have not even turned on my iPad 3. I just find using the iPad mini a much better experience. At first I wasn't going to sell the iPad 3, but now seriously considering it.
Hate to see something go to waste....how's $150 shipped sound? PP loaded and ready.
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