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Old Apr 18, 2013, 12:15 AM   #26
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Reading this thread I am tempted of dropping my thoughts of buying full sized IPad 5 for an iPad Mini 2, based on the rumours that it is easier to carry and the fact that it will have a retina display and better processor. However do you think the next gen mini will come in 128gb like the current gen iPad?, and in terms of processor do you think will get a slightly older processor like the A6x found in the iPad 4 or is it possible that it will get the latest A7x like the next gen iPad.

Based on the above question I download a lot of apps and games but most of games are not heavy demanding recently i purchased fish out of water, fangz and Cut the rope time travel and like to play games like minigore 2 if that is demanding when the next Mini comes out, would it serve me well or would an Ipad 5 be a more secure investment.

FYI my hands are tiny and I did not like the weight or size of my previous iPad 3.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 01:21 PM   #27
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iPad4 and mini iPad.... I use the mini about 60% of the time and the iPad4 the remainder. I will upgrade the mini if the mini 2 has a faster chip and retina display.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 02:13 PM   #28
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For work reasons, I have all 4 ipads and the mini and for my work I use the mini and also take it home for personal use above the other devices.

Being able to hold the mini in one hand is just a huge advantage. I also find myself taking the mini to meetings or when I'm walking somewhere and it's on hand most of the time, very similar to a notebook (paper notebook).
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 03:35 PM   #29
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I had the iPad 3 and mini for a while but decided to return the mini. I actually preferred using the mini over the 3 but I just knew I would have to sell it for a loss when the iPad mini with retina came out and so I decided to keep the 3 until then. I used to have to have every update so I'm trying to do better and space out my upgrades by 2. I still upgrade every year for the iPhone but I'm waiting for the iPad 5 or mini 2 to upgrade. I was able to talk myself out of getting the mini the other day when I saw it for 309 for a refurbished 16gb LTE on AT&Tís website. You have to sign a 2 year contract but itís still a pretty good deal if you are always going to keep a data plan on your iPad. If I didnít have an iPad the mini would be an easy choice for me.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 04:07 PM   #30
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I had a iPad 3, Nexus 7 and iPad Mini all at once. Decided to sell the iPad 3 as I preferred travelling with the Mini more.

The Nexus 7 is just a fun techy toy for me to introduce me to the ways of the Android OS.

Fully intend on keeping the Mini and getting an iPad 5 this fall!
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 07:24 PM   #31
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iPad 2 and Mini here. I haven't used the iPad 2 since I got the mini a few months ago.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:27 PM   #32
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We have both in our house.
The wife and I tend to pick up the retina.
The kid plays with the mini.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 09:01 PM   #33
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if the associative property holds true...

if my girlfriend owns an iPad Mini but i own my girlfriend, do i then own the iPad Mini?

if yes - then i own both a full size iPad and iPad Mini
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 11:22 PM   #34
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3 and a mini. Love them both! Mini goes everywhere with me and is also my bedtime reader. 3 is my everything else...am rarely on my laptop anymore.

I have no plans to upgrade either one this year.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 08:49 AM   #35
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Have a 4th gen and a mini.
Frankly i've started to hate the mini as it wouldn't last as the 4th gen on charge.
All apps the same on both device.When i use the 4th gen before,i can get at least around 13-15 hours use time on 90-100% of charge.Up to 20 if im not using the cellular,only office wifi.The mini only last 5-7 hours on the same routine. On LTE,only a bit over 5 hours and I need to plug it.I dont know why.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 09:29 AM   #36
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I have an iPad 3 only (well and an original iPad that I use as a clock).

I have yet to even hold a mini. I figure I would really like it, but I'd rather wait for the second generation or even third, since normally I get the first generation. I don't use the iPad 3 that much and you can say well it's heavy, but I'm on computer and iPhone most. The mini would just not get used much. I'll get one someday.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 09:47 AM   #37
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Have a 4th gen and a mini.
Frankly i've started to hate the mini as it wouldn't last as the 4th gen on charge.
All apps the same on both device.When i use the 4th gen before,i can get at least around 13-15 hours use time on 90-100% of charge.Up to 20 if im not using the cellular,only office wifi.The mini only last 5-7 hours on the same routine. On LTE,only a bit over 5 hours and I need to plug it.I dont know why.
Sounds like something is wrong. I think you should take it to a genius, maybe you can get a replacement.
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