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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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I love my new iPad mini

After reading a lot of opinions on the interwebs I decided to pick up a 16Gb Black iPad mini.

I am so pleased with the size of the device. IMO it is the perfect size, and is very light compared to my wife's iPad 2. At the same resolution as the iPad 2 I thought they would look the same. However because the iPad mini has the same resolution as the iPad 2 and is scaled down in size, it appears to be a sharper display.

Don't hesitate to buy one if you don't have one. I refuse to use the iPad 2 because if feels very heavy and awkward to hold now that I experienced the iPad mini!

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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It's the same resolution but the screen is smaller so the pixel density is higher, this is why it looks better than iPad 2.

Anyway it's a great device, I love my Mini too!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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I just got mine today(so excited!). The local Walmart finally got them back in stock. I ended up getting a black 32GB wifi model. I've spent the last couple hours putting all my favorite apps on it. Now I need to concentrate on finding a good case since I'm paranoid about dropping it with nothing protecting it. I want something like my Marware Folio that is on my ipad2.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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I just got mine today(so excited!). The local Walmart finally got them back in stock. I ended up getting a black 32GB wifi model. I've spent the last couple hours putting all my favorite apps on it. Now I need to concentrate on finding a good case since I'm paranoid about dropping it with nothing protecting it. I want something like my Marware Folio that is on my ipad2.
This ....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i01
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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Except make sure you get the one for the mini. I have the invellop case and love it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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Except make sure you get the one for the mini. I have the invellop case and love it.
This one ....

http://www.amazon.com/INVELLOP-Leath...pr_product_top
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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It's the same resolution but the screen is smaller so the pixel density is higher, this is why it looks better than iPad 2.

Anyway it's a great device, I love my Mini too!
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That's what I was trying to write!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 01:46 AM   #8
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The INVELLOP BLACK Leatherette Case is what I had ready in my Amazon shopping cart when I first picked up my Mini this morning. It's good to know I'm picking the best case. Placing my order now. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:38 PM   #9
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I'm waiting for the iPad Mini to arrive on this island.
As soon as they do, I'll get one.
The case I'll be ordering is from TwelveSouth, a 'Book Book'.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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I bought mine about a week ago. I've found it does about 12 hours on a charge and since it's the perfect size, it gets a lot of use.

My only complaint would be directed towards iOS, and it's lack of multi user capability.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 05:33 PM   #11
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Have to say it is nice to see someone that actually likes their iPad mini, instead of the usual complaint threads.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Have to say it is nice to see someone that actually likes their iPad mini, instead of the usual complaint threads.
Battery life is awesome too! Only had it plugged into computer while I synced songs for not even 5 mins.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:44 PM   #13
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:55 PM   #14
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The problem with iPad mini is that Safari is optimized for the regular iPad screen size, and when transferring to mini, Apple just makes a simple scale down to squeeze into the small screen. As a results, some of the web sites look too crowded in the mini screen, and the fonts are too small.

Hope Apple can work on the Safari to optimize it to the smaller screen.


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It's the same resolution but the screen is smaller so the pixel density is higher, this is why it looks better than iPad 2.

Anyway it's a great device, I love my Mini too!

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:22 AM   #15
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The problem with iPad mini is that Safari is optimized for the regular iPad screen size, and when transferring to mini, Apple just makes a simple scale down to squeeze into the small screen. As a results, some of the web sites look too crowded in the mini screen, and the fonts are too small.

Hope Apple can work on the Safari to optimize it to the smaller screen.
Not thought about downloading Chrome and trying that instead?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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I've been using the paid version of Mercury Browser. Within the settings you can increase the font size for individual websites. For example I chose to increase the font for MacRumors to 150% and it retains that setting whenever I return to the site. However for Amazon's homepage, increasing the font doesn't work. It just pushes everything on the page to the far left leaving blank space on the right.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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...The case I'll be ordering is from TwelveSouth, a 'Book Book'.
Which will make the Mini have more bulk than the full iPad.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:03 AM   #18
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I wish the navigation buttons for safari were on the bottom or you could use gestures to go back or forward.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:12 AM   #19
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I wish the navigation buttons for safari were on the bottom or you could use gestures to go back or forward.
Atomic browser. In full screen mode you can set up navigation buttons on the bottom of the screen. Also, can set up basic gestures, although it is a little glitchy.

When I was jail broken, I used full screen for safari tweak and it had perfect OSX like gestures for back and forward.

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Which will make the Mini have more bulk than the full iPad.
That may be important to you, but personally I don't care if it gets bulky. But that's obvious otherwise I would have chosen an other case, or even no case.
The case on my present iPad 2 is leather, huge and fat, so it'll be an improvement anyhow.

I go to church and preach so now and then, and a bible often is much more bulky.
I like the case because it fits the purpose and scenario I'll be using it for. The look blends in perfectly at a church service.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:02 AM   #21
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I've had my mini since last month and I can definitively say that I love how portable it is. When I was deciding to buy. (Ipad mini vs ipad 4) i decided on the ipad mini because of how light it was. When going from the mini to a full sized I could definitely tell the difference. When I first used it I didn't even notice it didn't have the retina display. Now that I've had it I can notice it a little bit.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:41 PM   #22
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I surprised my fiancee with a Mini today. I only played with it for a few minutes, but I love the size and weight. She seems to like it a lot too
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:06 PM   #23
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I bought mine today love it so far. In white. Which is a change for me as all the other Apple products I have bought have been in black. Looks great.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:41 PM   #24
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Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the happy iPad mini owner club!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:47 PM   #25
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