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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:51 AM   #26
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To me the speed and retina was a greater motivator than size.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:00 AM   #27
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Geez!

I am so happy with the mini that I am glad I did not spend extra money on the iPad 4.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:03 AM   #28
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To me the speed and retina was a greater motivator than size.
I just don't really notice much difference in speed. Most games are set to run at a particular speed. Videos are too. Flipping pages in a book? or app launch is all I really see. But how important is that?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:33 AM   #29
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I just don't really notice much difference in speed. Most games are set to run at a particular speed. Videos are too. Flipping pages in a book? or app launch is all I really see. But how important is that?
Believe it or not, a lot of people use their iPads for reading books, including thousand page textbooks. And surfing the net is MUCH faster on the iPad 4. It's almost desktop speed.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:52 AM   #30
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everything from websites rendering to photo editing apps are about x10 faster then the iPad 3 (used my mother's iPad before deciding to upgrade).
Congratulations on having _by far_ the worlds fastest iPad 4 ...

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:56 AM   #31
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 AM   #32
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This forum is only for people that are UNHAPPY with their apple products and need a soapbox to complain.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:28 AM   #33
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Have the ipad3 and ipad mini. Both are great. I actually use the mini a lot now. Much easier to hold and lounge around. I always felt the ipad was way too heavy. Always had to kind of rest it on my arm while holding it. Yes the mini's screen does take a little getting used to after using a retina for so long but it does not bother me really. All the other advantages the mini has are worth the screen sacrifice for now.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:41 AM   #34
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I wish everyone made a post every time they were satisfied with something they just bought.
I actually appreciate it, because all you ever hear are problems and whining, so sometimes you don't know if a product is actually good or not.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:46 PM   #35
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This forum is only for people that are UNHAPPY with their apple products and need a soapbox to complain.
No, this forum is about people who are happy with the mini and NOT in support of other devices (even another ipad). :lol:
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:51 PM   #36
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And this is coming from someone who just retired their iPad 1. The display is PERFECT. There is NO blacklight bleed, no dead pixels, and the colors all look perfect, just like my iPhone 5. Performance is rockin', and while the OS as a whole is smooth as butter, everything from websites rendering to photo editing apps are about x10 faster then the iPad 3 (used my mother's iPad before deciding to upgrade).

Then..I saw the Mini. I laughed. The A5 is alot slower, the screen is laughable, and I read about the 512MB of RAM, which doesn't future proof the Mini at all.

If you are looking for power, and a big beautiful display, the iPad 4 is the way to go. Happy with my purchase!
There is no such thing as future proof...

Glad you felt the need to justify your purchase by trash talking the ENTRY LEVEL product.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:15 PM   #37
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My iPad Mini is perfect, SO GLAD I didn't get the 4!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:45 PM   #38
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Question So you're all speaking from personal preference... but...

I have never owned an iPad and don't have a laptop (I do own an iMac and a iPhone 4S). I would be using the iPad essentially INSTEAD of a laptop. I am SO TORN on whether to get the iPad Mini or 4th Gen iPad. I've gone into the Apple store and have held both and my thoughts are:

iPad Mini -
LOVE the form factor and the thinner bevel, I like that it's super light, and the screen resolution didn't bother me too much while in the store

iPad fourth gen -
Feels heavy (never thought I'd say that about an iPad, ever) compared to the Mini but it's still SO awesome, the retina display kicks @$$

I'm worried I will feel outdated pretty quickly if I go with the Mini (it basically already is outdated, for that matter). Also, I'm not sure if the lower resolution on the Mini will bother me long term. I've read reviews on both sides of the fence (ie, SO GLAD I BOUGHT THE MINI, and also, NEVER WOULD BUY A MINI).

What. To. Do.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:57 PM   #39
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I have never owned an iPad and don't have a laptop (I do own an iMac and a iPhone 4S). I would be using the iPad essentially INSTEAD of a laptop. I am SO TORN on whether to get the iPad Mini or 4th Gen iPad. I've gone into the Apple store and have held both and my thoughts are:

iPad Mini -
LOVE the form factor and the thinner bevel, I like that it's super light, and the screen resolution didn't bother me too much while in the store

iPad fourth gen -
Feels heavy (never thought I'd say that about an iPad, ever) compared to the Mini but it's still SO awesome, the retina display kicks @$$

I'm worried I will feel outdated pretty quickly if I go with the Mini (it basically already is outdated, for that matter). Also, I'm not sure if the lower resolution on the Mini will bother me long term. I've read reviews on both sides of the fence (ie, SO GLAD I BOUGHT THE MINI, and also, NEVER WOULD BUY A MINI).

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I'd recommend the 4 if it is going to be your primary device and the Mini if it is a companion device. I just returned a Mini for the 4 because it is going to replace my laptop for the most part. It's much better for browsing the web because of the screen (size and resolution) and it also loads webpages noticeably faster.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:29 PM   #40
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mini screen is a backdown....
I am sure retina ipad mini will sell really well next year
yes, because the current gen ipad minis are just picking up dust in the shelves and warehouses right now
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:13 PM   #41
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serious question, what kind of future proof are you looking for? I would say about 90% of the people who bought a mini will buy the new version next year. It is future proof enough to last a year, and that is all I personally care about.

If you upgrade yearly, the mini actually makes perfect sense b.c you could buy 2 of them for almost the price of an ipad 4.

I own both right now, but the more I use the mini the more I like it. At first I could not get past the screen, but using a difference browser definitely helps.
That is the thing, I don't upgrade every year. I just came from the very first iPad. I tend to use the device until it doesn't perform or do what I want it to do. For a device that is almost 3 years old, and has made it this long, I call that purchase 'future proof'.

I knew it was time for an upgrade, though. The A6X will hold me into 3 releases of iOS then it will be time to shop around again. Rinse, wash, repeat.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:25 PM   #42
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I'm thinking of making this my signature....lol awesome thank you.
I would be honored.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:41 PM   #43
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That is the thing, I don't upgrade every year. I just came from the very first iPad. I tend to use the device until it doesn't perform or do what I want it to do. For a device that is almost 3 years old, and has made it this long, I call that purchase 'future proof'.

I knew it was time for an upgrade, though. The A6X will hold me into 3 releases of iOS then it will be time to shop around again. Rinse, wash, repeat.
Agreed. That is why the iPad 4 and mini appeal to different people. At $329, I consider it pretty disposable.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:23 PM   #44
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really? I hope iPad 5 will be THINEST I can wait until March/April 2013.
I seriously doubt the next iPad will come out in march/april. They only released it in october so that they could move the release cycle to that month permanently imo.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:39 PM   #45
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well at least i have my slower mini everywhere, oh and where's your ipad 4? oh it's being left at home because it's too big and cumbersome to bring it everywhere. LOL
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:08 PM   #46
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well at least i have my slower mini everywhere, oh and where's your ipad 4? oh it's being left at home because it's too big and cumbersome to bring it everywhere. LOL
How old are you, 5? I take my iPad everywhere. I love the size, hence why I didn't get the Mini.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:27 PM   #47
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I've never had the start a thread about how much more I like my mini than my gigantic brick ipad 3.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:54 PM   #48
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The iPad 3 does not feel slow, has retina display, does everything I ask of it.
Agree completely. I've seen them both side by side. The iPad 4 is awesome, but the "10 time faster" stuff is pretty ridiculous. I contemplated upgrading from the 3....but it's just not worth it, especially since I'm getting a mini tomorrow!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:02 AM   #49
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I am still using an ipad 2 3g, which is still good enough for me. I can still enjoy a retina display on my iPod touch 5th gen, but I am thinking about ipad 4 for a better battery, better display, better camera, better processor, better ram, better 4g, and new connector (so I don't have to switch cables to charge my ipad instead of iPod)
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:14 AM   #50
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I have never owned an iPad and don't have a laptop (I do own an iMac and a iPhone 4S). I would be using the iPad essentially INSTEAD of a laptop. I am SO TORN on whether to get the iPad Mini or 4th Gen iPad. I've gone into the Apple store and have held both and my thoughts are:

iPad Mini -
LOVE the form factor and the thinner bevel, I like that it's super light, and the screen resolution didn't bother me too much while in the store

iPad fourth gen -
Feels heavy (never thought I'd say that about an iPad, ever) compared to the Mini but it's still SO awesome, the retina display kicks @$$

I'm worried I will feel outdated pretty quickly if I go with the Mini (it basically already is outdated, for that matter). Also, I'm not sure if the lower resolution on the Mini will bother me long term. I've read reviews on both sides of the fence (ie, SO GLAD I BOUGHT THE MINI, and also, NEVER WOULD BUY A MINI).

What. To. Do.
My advice is to go for the iPad 4. You are looking for a device you can use instead of a laptop and the iPad 4 seems to be great for that. I'm using one right now with a logitech slim keyboard and I have no regrets. The keyboard might be a bit cramped, but the convenience vs. my laptop makes it well worth it.

The iPad Mini is just too small, in my opinion, to hold up as a laptop replacement. Also the quality of the screen is just not the same. Keep in mind the iPad 4 is also a faster, more future proof device.
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