All iPads If the iPad 5 shrinks in size and weight will you still prefer the mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kristoffer4, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2006
    So if the ipad 5 shrinks in seize and gets a small bezel and is less weight will you still prefer the mini?

    And would that change with a retina mini?
    I would really be in doubt. I love the mini size but I also like magazines and comics on the bigger ipad.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    I think if it was half the weight it is now, with almost no bezel, it would be very tempting. But I don't think that's going to happen.

    And once the mini retina comes out, that would trump any full sized ipad. In my opinion.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    The mini is my idea of the right size tablet for me, so I'd probably not get the regular. It's almost the size of my air.

    I love my mini, and will give it to my secretary when I buy the next mini.
  4. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I don't prefer the Mini to begin with...
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    I love the idea of a little smaller regular sized iPad. It will need to be lighter though. I have wanted to pick up the mini, but have held off as the screen isn't big enough for what I do.

    So I really am looking forward to the iPad 5.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
  7. macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    I think a redesigned iPad 5 would be perfect. I really want the screen on my iPad 3 but it is very heavy and a little big compared to my wife's mini. Still I prefer it due to both the size and quality of the screen.

    Shrink the bezel down and make it 33% lighter and I am all in.
  8. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
  9. macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2010
    Absolutely, I will definitely be purchasing it. That's my choice a thinner bezel on an iPad 5 or an iPad Mini Retina - both of which don't exist 'yet',
  10. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I prefer the full size iPad so if it's slimmed down that's even better. :)
  11. macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If the iPad 5 shrinks in size and weight, wouldn't it essentially become the "iPad mini with retina" that we've all been dreaming about? :p
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    The reason people like the mini over the iPad is because its easier to hold because its lighter.

    Not because you can hold it in one hand, but because it does not strain your hand to hold it You can still use two hands, see what I mean.

    If the new iPad is very light because of the new screen it will be very easy to hold. and it will be a bit smaller around the bezel, but that dont matter.

    The ease of holding it depends on how heavy it is because after awhile you get fatigue.

    But if its light enough, that wont be an issue, and you will want the bigger screen.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008

    IMO- They get it lighter and thinner and the normal size ipad will regain the lead. I see very very few business guys here in the city with a dainty ipad mini. They all have the full size.
    In this case- Size does matter.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    No, I will still want doth because each has certain qualities that make it better than the other at certain tasks.
  15. macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    I'm an ex-full sized iPad owner (which I loved) and currently a mini iPad owner (which I adore). I'm not a "mini vs. full sized," "one is better than the other," "only idiots choose the one I didn't" kind of guy, that's simply silly. I love my mini, I will keep it until retina comes (at which point I'll upgrade it), the size is absolutely perfect for me and my needs. That said, I think the current iPad is gorgeous, it's a wonderful device and if it gets the mini treatment, it'll be even more beautiful a device than it is now. Will it replace my mini? No, not even with the mini treatment, but at some point in the future I'd sure like to be able to own a full sized iPad as well as my mini.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2012
    Agree with this.
  17. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  18. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    The mini never appealed to me anyway so a slimmer full sized iPad would be a bonus
  19. macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Slim the bezels dramatically, get it down to 0.75lb and I might consider it. The current one is just too damn heavy to use for long periods of time.

    On the go, I still like the mini better. Smaller footprint is very convenient.
  20. macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jun 27, 2011
    Yes I will. I use to own an ipad 2. Now I got a mini. And now whene I use my mom's ipad 3 it looks humongous to me. Way to big.

    I think the mini is the perfect size. And it is much better for gaming.
  22. macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Man I actually want a BIGGER iPad! More screen, less bezel and weight though.

    I like reading comics and magazines on the iPad and more screen real estate would be awesome.
  23. macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    I agree. If the ipad 5 is sufficiently smaller and lighter, I'll buy one and keep my 1st gen mini to carry around.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    I tried the mini for a week and couldn't get used to the non-retina display. Now I've got a 4 and couldn't be happier. Extremely smooth, snappy, and great retina screen.

    If the 5 has an even better screen, I might switch, but I doubt it. Even if it was a big bump in processor speed, I don't know if I will switch. Most of the apps available right now were made with the 3 in mind and don't take full advantage of even the 4's capabilities. I can't imagine there would be many apps that would push the 5 to the limit.

    I might just wait til the 6 at this point.
  25. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    Something tells me Apple will make it tougher this go round with what folks will choose to buy between the mini2 and 5th gen. So much so as to get a closer balance between the two for sales.

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