iPad mini I love my iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FatGuy007, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have the iPad 2, iPad 3, but the iPad Mini is the best out of them all.
    The size of the iPad Mini is perfect. Not one cm less or more. I've had 5-6 tablets, this is the perfect size.
    The display is fine, doesn't bother me one bit.
    I love the smaller bezels as it has a better viewing experience and easier to hold.
    It is super fast, I don't know if it's just me, but i haven't seen one piece of lag, it's smoother than my iPad 3rd Generation, and the smoothest ipad experience yet. (Probably the iPad 4th is faster but still). S
    It's quality is spectacular, the anodized back (on black) looks sleek and professional, the power buttons, volume up/down, and the vibration switch is well made and better than the iPad's.
    It's exteremely light, if you had an iPad, the first reaction when you pick it up will be like "Holy $#%@ that's light"
    Camera is good and have amazing quality (both front and back), but I don't see why you'll use it since you'll look like an idiot (half an idiot if you had the ipad) except facetime.
    The reason I am posting this is there hasn't really been any optimism of the iPad Mini and there should, and I love it.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I've never understood the "easier to hold" thing and I've seen several people say it. It's smaller. How does that make it easier to hold?

    I love everything about the Mini, but I'd be happy with a slightly larger side bezel.
     
  3. Guest

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    You haven't said what you use your mini for, but im guessing its not for viewing websites/reading text in portrait mode.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    It's easier to hold for my son and my wife which is why I bought them each their own mini. My wife had an ipad 3 but we sold it as soon as the mini was announced. I wouldn't go as as far as saying that its A LOT easier to hold but the size and weight factor is definitely a plus in the hands. I would say that it's easier to conceal than the larger ipad. My son would sometimes drop my ipad 3 (I've now switched to the 4) and the mini is definitely easier to hold for him. My wife also has an easier time holding the ipad mini with one hand while reading something in portrait mode. Much easier than holding her ipad 3.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    WilliamLondon

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    Ignore the offensive people who are already descending upon this thread to rain on your parade, ignore them. I love when people are so excited about recent purchases, especially technology devices, it's great to see, no matter what your choice is.

    I too went with the mini, and I can say it's one of the most exciting devices I've ever owned, by Apple or anyone else (and I must say my Kindle is a device that has held a special place with me since I first got it). I love the feel of the mini and the look of it, the screen, while not perfect (and I look forward to an upgraded screen at some point), doesn't bother me and actually the mere fact I am running all the applications I used to run on my gen 1 iPad (plus many more) the day it was launched is a HUGE bonus.

    Glad you love your mini, it just keeps getting better, the more you use it, the more apps you discover for it, it's a wonderful device, no matter what the negative nellies around here say.
     
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    sweetbrat

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    The smaller bezel doesn't make it easier to hold, but the reduced size and weigh definitely do.

    I read MacRumors on my mini every day. In portrait mode. It doesn't bother me a bit. I know some people complain about it, but I haven't had an issue.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Very well said. I also love my iPad mini for pretty much all the same reasons and I have owned an iPad 1 and currently also have an iPad 3rd Gen.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I have zero problems viewing websites in portrait mode on my mini. Heck, I posted this reply using my mini as we speak. I also sent multiple emails on it this morning as well. No problems here whatsoever doing those tasks. Not quite sure what you're implying.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Love my mini as well.. My 1st ipad and it really is much easier to hold,it's probably one of the best electronics gadgets ever created. Have an ipad2 in the house and this is much more of a pleasure to use and hold for no matter how long period of time...and the battery is phenomenal I
    Still have 25% and I'm going on 4 +
    Days without a single
    Charge granted I haven't been able to play with it yet as much as I want but it's not going anywhere! Highly recommend the mini to anyone who's interested
     
  10. ScottNWDW, Nov 14, 2012
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    I am using my iPad mini for the same things I used my iPad 3rd generation for:
    Viewing Websites via Safari in portrait and landscape modes
    Reading Books via iBooks and Kindle app
    Spreadsheets via Numbers
    Word Processing via Pages
    Create/Share presentations with KeyNote
    Create/Share Photo Albums with iPhoto as well as edit enhance photos
    Keep a daily diary with Day One
    Task Management via OmniFocus, Reminders, and ToDo
    Calendar
    Contacts
    Tracking Blood Pressure via BP Monitor Pro
    Tracking over all health with TactioHealth
    Tracking Diet via Lose It!
    catching up on TV shows with ABC Player
    angry Birds, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Bejeweled3 for fun
    Baseball vis MLB apps
    Facebook, Twitter, and a few others
    Finances with PocketMoney
    Passwords with SplashID
    USA Today, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel
    Then there is the work related apps.... My Disney Experience, Cast Publications, WDW Hours, Menus etc
    Greeting Cards with Martha Stewart Craft Studio and the Apple Cards program
    Texting with friends via iMessage
    Maybe watch a movie or two
    Listen to music
    I can even unlock and start my car from the iPad mini using the OnStar app.

    The iPad mini has been able to handle all of the above without any problems whatsoever.

    Now YOU tell me why the iPad mini can't do any of the stuff listed.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    BOOM! Roasted! Nice one Scott! ;)
     
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    You got me Scott, nice one!
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    I dont think he was implying the mini couldnt do certain things. I believe he was implying you must not be using it for the reasons he listed because if so the screen would look terrible while doing so. I could be wrong though...
     
  14. hkfan24, Nov 14, 2012
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    Nope. The implication was there from the get go. Scott was spot on for responding the way he did and I applaud him for doing so. View Syd430 post history and you'll see why.


    To the OP, glad you love your mini. We love the two we own as well and I know of at least a dozen people making the switch or buying one as well. The mini is here to stay and will only get better from here on out.
     
  15. Guest

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    Correct
     
  16. macrumors 68040

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    On my third day now. Not sure why I waited this long to stream mike's on wfan 660 sports radio. Guess I just flat out forgot because of doing everything else I like and I ain't nearly finished yet.

    Love it? Not sure about that but it has gone to bed with me to read with. :)
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I love my mini also. It's become my main device for Internet, email, reading in general, iOS gaming, and even watching Television (Hulu+, mostly).


    This is exactly the device I've been waiting for.
     

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