Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 12, 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
Jhene
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
just bought an ipad mini...bad timing?

haven't visit the site in a few months, the front page makes me a sad panda..

terrible timing to buy one?
Jhene is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2013, 10:12 PM   #2
Akack
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: T E X A S
If you absolutely don't need one now, yes......
__________________
Enough gadgets.
Akack is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2013, 10:19 PM   #3
princebig7
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
If you can get a great deal on one so that you won't lose much if you want to resell in a few months, then I think that's fine. I just got one last week for $205 on eBay great condition with charger and smart case. I certainly would not pay retail at this point that's for sure.
princebig7 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 03:20 AM   #4
James717
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
meh,

you guys who advise on waiting are being too strict.

1) New ipad mini will be same design . big whoop
2) perhaps Retina, perhaps not.
3) release date could be one month, could be 4 months away
4) faster, longer battery sure. But hey, that's electronics for you. next generation will for sure be better faster lighter whatever.

Unless there are signs of game-breakers or something that changes the entire product, waiting or feeling bad you bought the previous generation's product is nonesense.

Is the new Macbook Air better than the previous model? yes. But if I paid full retain for the last model, would I feel bad? Not really. It's a great macBook in its own right.

Is the next 5S better than the previous iPhone 5? Yes. but wait or buy the iPhone 5 now? If you need a phone, get the iPhone 5. Gimme a break. It's pretty much the same old stuff. iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5? big changes. iPad 1 vs. iPad 3? big changes. the next iPad? Yes, lighter and thinner. Wait for that!

I'm sorry, I'm a big Apple fan, but iPad Mini won't have much change. the Macbook Air didn't have much change. the next 5S won't have much change.

Wait for it? Nah.

Buy the Mini if you like. Unless you can wait 2 to 3 months for the next Mini, why bother? Electronics will always get better in a few mere months. why procrastinate over stuff like that?
James717 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 07:38 AM   #5
narutoninjakid
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey
Ok
Quote:
Originally Posted by James717 View Post
meh,

you guys who advise on waiting are being too strict.

1) New ipad mini will be same design . big whoop
2) perhaps Retina, perhaps not.
3) release date could be one month, could be 4 months away
4) faster, longer battery sure. But hey, that's electronics for you. next generation will for sure be better faster lighter whatever.

Unless there are signs of game-breakers or something that changes the entire product, waiting or feeling bad you bought the previous generation's product is nonesense.

Is the new Macbook Air better than the previous model? yes. But if I paid full retain for the last model, would I feel bad? Not really. It's a great macBook in its own right.

Is the next 5S better than the previous iPhone 5? Yes. but wait or buy the iPhone 5 now? If you need a phone, get the iPhone 5. Gimme a break. It's pretty much the same old stuff. iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5? big changes. iPad 1 vs. iPad 3? big changes. the next iPad? Yes, lighter and thinner. Wait for that!

I'm sorry, I'm a big Apple fan, but iPad Mini won't have much change. the Macbook Air didn't have much change. the next 5S won't have much change.

Wait for it? Nah.

Buy the Mini if you like. Unless you can wait 2 to 3 months for the next Mini, why bother? Electronics will always get better in a few mere months. why procrastinate over stuff like that?
True. Only wait if its a significant update. New iPad new design so worth it. But iPhone 5 and 5s not really. I have a note 2 and I'm skipping the 3rd because the 4th will be better than the 3rd.instead I will invest in a new iPad and iPod touch.
narutoninjakid is online now   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 08:27 AM   #6
FrankB1191
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
I bought a second Mini two weeks ago, knowing that a Retina Mini might be coming out in a few months. There's nothing wrong with the current Mini, although most here would love to have a Retina display. There are also those who would like more RAM, but that has not been an issue for me. It was a great hot-selling tablet 10 months ago, and suddenly it's undesirable? I don't think so.
FrankB1191 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:48 AM   #7
JB26
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Yorkshire
I wouldn't say so. The new mini will likely use a retina display and a fast processor. I bought a mini for gaming a few days ago and love it!
__________________
13" i5 MacBook Pro (Late 2012)
iPhone 5 64GB
iPad 2 Wifi & 3G 32GB
Apple TV (3rd Gen)
JB26 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:23 AM   #8
kristalsoldier
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Hi...New at this form and have been a lurker since registration. This thread is relevant for me because I am considering buying an iPad....in fact tomorrow! Before I go any further, I should add that this will be my first iPad, but then again, I am not new to tablets. I already own a Nexus 10 and a Surface RT. So, why an iPad? Frankly, two reasons - first, I need the 4:3 aspect ratio. Second, the iPad has some excellent apps for reading books - specifically PDFs. The question that has been bugging me is if I would be doing the right thing buying the iPad tomorrow. Or, should I wait for the new version, which will probably be released by November at the latest?
kristalsoldier is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:31 AM   #9
moorashj
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
kristalsoldier

Same boat as me..I am leaning towards getting one this week..i have hte ipad 1 and 2...looking to update both...looking at the full size for the one upgrade but looking possibly at a mini...I am not sure there will be anything groundbreaking on the next version to hold off except maybe the retina on the mini.
moorashj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:38 AM   #10
kristalsoldier
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by moorashj View Post
Same boat as me..I am leaning towards getting one this week..i have hte ipad 1 and 2...looking to update both...looking at the full size for the one upgrade but looking possibly at a mini...I am not sure there will be anything groundbreaking on the next version to hold off except maybe the retina on the mini.
Well, the Mini is out for me because I tested the current Mini at the store and the text I'd too small. Same reason why the new Nexus7 won't work. I just wish Apple would give us a fair idea as to when they would be doing their upgrades.

Edit...I'm not sure about the Mini, but a lighter version of the full sized iPad is getting to be a big deterrent for me buying tomorrow. OTOH, I really need to get cracking with my reading having now converted most of physical library into a digital one.
kristalsoldier is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:10 PM   #11
Kissaragi
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Better to wait if you can, but the resale value of the mini will still be good when the updated one comes out if you want to upgrade.
Kissaragi is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 01:39 PM   #12
scorpio1973
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I purchased one this week, too. Not too worried about the lack of the retina display since I have an iPad 3. I just wanted something a little more portable. This works nicely for me. I'm really enjoying my new mini.
scorpio1973 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 02:04 PM   #13
skiltrip
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
No. I love mine. No reason to not love yours. It was a great tablet when it was released, it was a great tablet when i bought it a month or two ago, and it's still a great tablet.
__________________
MacBook Pro 15" 2GHz Quad i7 8GB RAM 750GB HD iPad mini retina 32GB iPod classic 160GB iPod touch 4 8GB
skiltrip is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 04:36 PM   #14
Cory Bauer
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Send a message via ICQ to Cory Bauer
Whether you care about Retina Display or not, I imagine you'll care when your $329 iPad Mini is selling for $229 in a month.
Cory Bauer is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 05:02 PM   #15
Shanghaichica
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post
Whether you care about Retina Display or not, I imagine you'll care when your $329 iPad Mini is selling for $229 in a month.
I'd only care of I wanted to sell it.
Shanghaichica is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 05:03 PM   #16
FrankB1191
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Where did you get $229 from? New Retina Mini's will be available in a month? That's news to everyone.

Look.... If you're happy with what you bought, that's fine. It's been pointed out here that the next generation Apple product will always be around the corner, and one of the IT guys in my company has been using his iPad 2 without an upgrade. He was going to buy the iPad 5, but then tried someone's Mini, and declared it a winner.
FrankB1191 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 05:11 PM   #17
irDigital0l
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Yea, new one is coming soon.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by skiltrip View Post
No. I love mine. No reason to not love yours. It was a great tablet when it was released, it was a great tablet when i bought it a month or two ago, and it's still a great tablet.
Until software crippies it like what happened to the iPad 1 and iOS 5.
irDigital0l is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2013, 05:29 PM   #18
Shanghaichica
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by irDigital0l View Post
Yea, new one is coming soon.

----------



Until software crippies it like what happened to the iPad 1 and iOS 5.
But the mini won't be crippled by ios7. All products have a life span and the current mini will last longer than a month.
Shanghaichica is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2013, 01:16 AM   #19
James717
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by JB26 View Post
I wouldn't say so. The new mini will likely use a retina display and a fast processor. I bought a mini for gaming a few days ago and love it!
That's hardcore, man.

Must be nice to have the ability to buy a $300-400 gaming device that really only plays iOS tablet games.

These darn tablets don't even play FB FLASH games@! Oh, the travesty!
James717 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2013, 02:59 AM   #20
mac00l
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2011
I bought an Apple TV and a MBA 2 days ago...

The rule of thumb in electronics is to buy something when you need it. It happens that the MBA is just refreshed, and the Apple TV is near a refresh cycle.

Enjoy your device. It is an awesome purchase.
__________________
MacBook Pro 13" 2.3Ghz, 8GB RAM ; MacBook Air 13" 1.3Ghz, 4GB RAM ; 16GB iPhone 5 ; 32GB iPad mini ; Apple TV Moto X
mac00l is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2013, 06:41 AM   #21
vmaniqui
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
There is no bad time to buy for a product that you love.
vmaniqui is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2013, 07:47 AM   #22
TrollToddington
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhene View Post
terrible timing to buy one?
Absolutely.

Forget all these talks about products you love and other blah. Buying a product at the end of its life cycle is not adviseable unless you get a good discount off of it. Or if you're making a present.

The only valid question here is how likely we are nearing the end of the life cycle of iPad mini? The answer is: very likely. Why spend your hard earned money on old technology?

The only suitable time to buy a new Apple product is whithin its first 6 months since the release. After that you'd rather wait unless you desperately need it. Judging from your reaction, you wasn't so desperate.
__________________
C:\>Bad command or file name
TrollToddington is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2013, 08:04 AM   #23
FrankB1191
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollToddington View Post

The only suitable time to buy a new Apple product is whithin its first 6 months since the release. After that you'd rather wait unless you desperately need it.
Unless you ran out and bought an iPad 3.
FrankB1191 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2013, 01:14 AM   #24
yinz
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
If the next mini had Retina Display and stayed the same price, then it would be. Some people are saying that it won't get a Retina Display; in which case, you wouldn't be losing out on much I think. That's really the most anticipated feature that's missing from the iPad Mini.

I doubt an upgrade in the camera or processor would affect you too much. If it got the Retina Display and became bulkier, then it's down to your own preference. I think if you can't wait a month or two, then it's not a bad time at all. The iPads hold their value quite well, and the iPad Mini isn't exactly expensive compared with the other products in Apple's line up. Even if you do lose some money, it won't be more than $100.

TL;DR: no, I don't think it's bad timing...
yinz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2013, 01:48 PM   #25
jonnyb098
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Yeah, bad timing. Big time, bad time.
jonnyb098 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad timing to unveil iOS 7? heyyoudvd iOS 7 21 May 7, 2013 06:07 AM
iPad Mini: Anyone returning their iPad mini they bought this week bcuz of mini 2? richpuer iPad 49 Jan 14, 2013 07:33 PM
All iPads: Would you have bought an iPad mini instead of an iPad 3, if it had launched in March? ThatsMeRight iPad 20 Nov 28, 2012 08:48 AM
iPad Mini: iPad mini made my iPad 2 screen looks really bad silverblack iPad 1 Nov 16, 2012 09:08 AM
Bad timing to get a Mac Mini now? atMac Mac mini 52 Sep 4, 2012 09:39 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC