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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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iPad "mini" ?

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I think a better name for this device would have been iPad Air.

That would be a more defining name and better relay it's concept.


This coming from my 6 years of Mac ownership and evolution owning
the iPod, iMac 20", iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPad 3, and now
this iPad Mini.

iPad Mini is a very small name for a very big product. Like the iPad 1
I believe it's hype is understated and it's significance will be better
perceived as time goes by.


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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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I much prefer they called it "The Pad"!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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I would say the iPad mini is a good name.

If it was smaller it would need to be called the iPad nano.

Compare the iPod mini to the iPod nano and you'll see why.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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I quite like the name "iPad Mini" personally. I keep thinking Mini Me for some reason.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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I've never much cared what the product is called, just how it performs
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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I can see iPad Air as having a tie in to the MBA, the mini is the smaller, cheaper, non retina version of the iPad to the MBA being the smaller, cheaper, non retina version of the MBPr.

Personally I agree with Dan Benjamin, they should have called it 'iPad jr'

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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I like the way mini sounds more than nano. I understood why they changed the name iPod mini to nano as it went from conventional hds to flash but mini is a great description of the product IMHO.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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I like the name ipad mini. It's cute and self-explanatory. I tend to associate air with just thinness but not size for some reason.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:00 AM   #9
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It would have been nice if Apple had given the 4G versions phone capability. I always said that about the iPad as well.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:02 AM   #10
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I think the iPad Mini will end up being just "iPad" and the big iPad will be the "iPad Pro".

You heard it here first folks...
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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It's "mini" in size and weight to the bigger brothers BUT in specs it may confuse people who don't research in what actually they would be getting. Mini in specs compared to which? Misleading name IMHO.

A Mini Apple Ipad and cheaper. You know lots of folks will thrown down for it regardless never having an iPad. They will eventually find out I suppose.

Like I said elsewhere, some folks are returning the Mini thinking harder about the specs regardless of its weight and size as well as the price.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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It's the same vain as the iPod Mini. Apple likes continuity in their naming schemes when they can do it.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:33 AM   #13
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I think "mini" has stuck.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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I personally really like mini. I figured Apple would settled on either iPad mini or iPad Air. It would've made sense to stay in line with the Mac line monikers as they try to fall in line with its upgrade cycle and nomenclature ("the New iPad with Retina Display"), but mini is just as great.

I actually have my iDevices in my support profile and in iTunes as Daddy Mac (MBP 15), Mini Mac (iPad mini) and Baby Mac (4S). My Family...
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