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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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New 5th-gen iPod touch or Rumored iPad mini?

So when they announced the latest iPod touch, I got all excited and wanted to get my hands on it. Especially since it's pretty close to the iPhone 5 disregarding the cellular capabilities, of course.

Now, with all the iPad mini rumors circulating, I'm confused on whether I should purchase the touch or wait for the mini which they say is going to be announced in Apple's October event.

Also, with the starting price of the iPod touch at $299, I can't really imagine how Apple is going to price this rumored iPad mini.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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I think iPad mini won't come any time soon. They'll propably present it along with iPad 4 at the keynote sometime in january-february of 2013. iPad mini price will start maybe at 399$ for 8-16gb model and will be much worse than iPad 3 not to mention iPad 4. I suggest you buy iPod touch 5 now and wait for iPad mini if it's gonna be better at a reasonable price then you sell iPod and buy iPad mini.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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I think iPad mini won't come any time soon. They'll propably present it along with iPad 4 at the keynote sometime in january-february of 2013. iPad mini price will start maybe at 399$ for 8-16gb model and will be much worse than iPad 3 not to mention iPad 4. I suggest you buy iPod touch 5 now and wait for iPad mini if it's gonna be better at a reasonable price then you sell iPod and buy iPad mini.
All the rumor sites claim the iPad mini is being announced in October so Apple can start selling them for the holidays. They are all rumors though so who knows . Since the 5th gen Touch will not be on sale till October, the OP should just wait until the end of October to see if an iPad Mini is announced before buying the new Touch.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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Good point he can wait so am I But... those rumors are really just a rumors. In case of iPhone 5 we've had leaked picutures of real phone long before the premiere. In case of iPad mini all we have is mock ups. If Apple had been working on this, real prototypes would've been leaked long ago. At this poin it's totally illogical to release iPad mini in october. Why? Because Apple's lineup for the holidays is very strong. iPads both iPad 2 and 3 are selling like crazy, so is iPhone 5 and will probably be the same with iPod touch 5. I think Apple will make big keynote after holiday season to present both iPad 4 and maybe iPad mini. Yeah he can wait till october. Waiting more would be just a waste of time, casuse iPad's mini release is pure speculation at this moment.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Buy a touch when they are available (October) ... then when (if) the mini is announced, go play with it. I'm sure the internals won't make a huge difference, and you won't be able to fit a mini in your pocket. Then, if you like the mini more ... return the iPod and buy it. Simple.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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I have a iPad 3 and a last-gen Touch. And I've just preordered the new Touch.

For me, the iPad Mini doesn't make sense. If I'm going to use something that takes two hands (which the mini certainly does), I'm going to go with the full-sized iPad.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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Agreed. I really can't see the point of an iPad mini. Unless you have sandpaper to San your fingers down that screen size is way too tiny.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:51 PM   #8
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Agreed. I really can't see the point of an iPad mini. Unless you have sandpaper to San your fingers down that screen size is way too tiny.
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For me, the iPad Mini doesn't make sense. If I'm going to use something that takes two hands (which the mini certainly does), I'm going to go with the full-sized iPad.
i have an ipad 3.
i do alot of traveling. on buses, trains and planes. always on the move.

if i need to do any real proper work i use a macbook air.
for everything else i find the ipad too heavy and too awkward when i'm on the move, in a hurry, standing in crowded buses and trains.

if people don't get that and it doesn't make sense to them then it NEVER will.
if you don't like the idea of an iPad mini, don't come here and don't buy one.

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also, if they actually made an ipod that took a sim for data, then that might be doable. but as it stands they only do that for ipad models.

like i said, i travel and have no need to be locked into a 24 month phone contract.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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You're right. There is absolutely a market for the iPad mini, I just think that personally the iPod touch would be a better choice. A pocketable computer VS another thing I have to carry around.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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Currently using ipad3, will upgrade my touch to 5G when it comes out

But I don't mind a 7" iPad mini just as a media tablet. I can use it as my TV guide, click on the program and it starts streaming to my ATV and AirPlay speakers. I can also use it as a remote keyboard for the ATV too.

The October event is to announce the new iTunes , it would be the perfect event to announce a media tablet too.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:23 PM   #11
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Agreed. I really can't see the point of an iPad mini. Unless you have sandpaper to San your fingers down that screen size is way too tiny.
The ipad mini will outsell the ipad. Mark my words
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:37 PM   #12
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The ipad mini will outsell the ipad. Mark my words
Not unless the ipad mini is targeting the wider consumer market. Such as a media tablet or a Wii U killer.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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The type of app that you will get on the ipad is greater (ipad can run iphone apps but not vice versa). So i'm voting the ipad mini.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:20 PM   #14
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Eh. It won't outsell the iPad at $399. And I strongly doubt it will be any cheaper than that.
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The type of app that you will get on the ipad is greater (ipad can run iphone apps but not vice versa). So i'm voting the ipad mini.
iPad mini might be just a media tablet and will run the Apple TV front-end and won't let you install any apps from the iTunes store.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:01 PM   #16
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I can guarantee you, we won't see an iPad mini this year. And its still not guaranteed that its coming at all. Buy the touch. If the iPad mini does come out, and you want it, you can take advantage of the fact that Apple products have good resale value, and flip the touch.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:14 PM   #17
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Agreed. I really can't see the point of an iPad mini. Unless you have sandpaper to San your fingers down that screen size is way too tiny.
So I guess people using the iPod Touch and iPhones all had to sand down their fingers?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 01:46 AM   #18
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Agreed. I really can't see the point of an iPad mini. Unless you have sandpaper to San your fingers down that screen size is way too tiny.
i seriously never get that comment Steve Jobs made about sand papering your fingers down..... what about the iPhone?? The biggest selling product and flagship.... It does exceptionally well at an even smaller size and requires no sand paper.
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i seriously never get that comment Steve Jobs made about sand papering your fingers down..... what about the iPhone?? The biggest selling product and flagship.... It does exceptionally well at an even smaller size and requires no sand paper.
That is why Apple are putting so much money into Siri
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I had the original iPhone which I sold, then I got the iPod Touch 4th generation. I have looked at the new iPhone 5 and I think that iPod Touch 4th Gen is a better screen for games. However, I am excited about iPad mini and probably will buy it because the current iPad is too big and heavy.
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I had the original iPhone which I sold, then I got the iPod Touch 4th generation. I have looked at the new iPhone 5 and I think that iPod Touch 4th Gen is a better screen for games. However, I am excited about iPad mini and probably will buy it because the current iPad is too big and heavy.
how can the ipod touch 4 have a better screen? it is only a cheap TN and not an IPS.
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i seriously never get that comment Steve Jobs made about sand papering your fingers down..... what about the iPhone?? The biggest selling product and flagship.... It does exceptionally well at an even smaller size and requires no sand paper.
What Jobs meant was fitting the 10" iPad interface into a 7" display, which would've made the touch targets smaller than the iPhone's. The rumored iPad Mini is roughly 8" and thus fits somewhere between those two sizes, resulting in touch targets that are exactly the same in size as the iPhone's.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:41 PM   #23
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iPod Touch. Love the size.

My only question is RAM
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 01:30 AM   #24
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iPod Touch. Love the size.

My only question is RAM
i'd have to say 512MB
no way they'll give 1GB like the iPhone 5 and no way it will have 256MB like the iPod Touch 4
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:29 AM   #25
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The new iPod touch will be released to stores in this month, just wait mate
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