All iPads iPad mini>iPad 4>iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zauze, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I didn't think I'd be saying this, but IMO, as a content consumption tool, the iPad mini is just a way better device. I think that if the 8 inch had come out first, and then the full size had come out later, everyone would have made fun of the big bulky size and ask why it was needed. At this size and weight, it becomes just a far more useful, far more totable, and easier to handle, more compelling device.

    I know the obvious rejoinder is about the screen, and yeah - I get it, it'd be nice to have retina. And if/when the mini exists in retina, I'll certainly trade up then. But until that day comes, the existing HD screen is fantastic, and is in no way anywhere close to being a dealbreaker.

    At the end of the day, if someone came up to me with an iPad 4 and offered to trade, the only way I'd even consider taking it is if I could sell it and use the money to buy another mini.
     
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    ghsNick

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    Oh yeah! Over 2 year old display + a chip that's over a year old.

    BEST DEVICE EVAR!!!
     
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    A Hebrew

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    Typing is far too constrained, the display is bad, and so is the processor.

    iPad mini is the third in line for best ipad, not first.
     
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    bembol

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    When Retina Mini comes out, I'm done with the iPad.

    How about...

    iPad mini = iPad 4 :cool:

    I'm actually trading my iPad 3 for iPad 2 and give it to my Mother & Sister to share.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    I just came from the bar and people were loving my mini. I said that it doesnt have retina display and they said they didnt care about that. They said the screen looked great to them and they had no use for a too big iPad even if it was a retina display screen.

    Sometimes its not about the best specs and its about how the device fits into your life.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Bulky? So you think the ipad was a mistake...don't think perhaps this has to do more with the competitors releasing products this month?

    With the existence of the iPhone, this product is almost useless, as the screen quality is a deal breaker.

    It's cute though.
     
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    haruhiko

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    I wanted to show the scuffs on my iPhone 5 to my friend in the bar and even myself couldn't see them in dark :cool:
     
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    drenline

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    the only reason the ipad mini is ahead of the ipad 3 is because the ipad 3 was a mistake.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Everyone here is brainwashed
     
  10. macrumors 68040

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    What are you talking about? Dude people arent all spec whores. Is you want the best specs there are plenty of android devices with better specs than any of the iPads and iPhones and plastic and rubber dont scratch as easily....just sayin....

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    Im brainwashed to do what works for me and not care if other people dont like what im doing or buying. You dont see me bashing people for doing what they think benefits them.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    It's borderline retarded how every Apple fan tries to argue "It's not about hardware specs, it's about the experience" with the iPhones, yet with the iPad it's all about hardware specs.

    I got a mini and I absolutely love it. I have big hands and like 99% of the people out there, HATED typing on an iPad. The mini is lightyears beyond the bigger iPad when it comes to typing. SO much more natural. I had the Galaxy Note for a couple of weeks and thought typing on that was great. It is even better on this. I was afraid that the screen might be too small but it's fantastic. My favorite app by far is HBO GO and it works so well on it. I got the iPad 3 as soon as it came out and like a lot of others was very underwhelmed by the retina display. It simply wasn't the jump from 3GS to 4, not nearly. On top of that, poor performance, horrible battery life and taking forever to charge had me downgrade to an iPad 2. It worked fine, but the iPad mini is so nice to hold and type on that I don't see myself going back to a regular iPad.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THIS.

    People who go on about on paper specs are kind of missing the point, IMO. User experience is king. And as a content consumption device iPad mini is tops in my book.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Screen quality deal breaker? The retina on the iPad isn't even that great, and most apps don't support it. I guess if you sit there looking at the main screen all day then yes, it might be a deal breaker.

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    exactly, it's like I said before: when it comes to Iphone people scream user experience. With the Mini it's specs? Dumb.

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    Yup.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    So a bunch of inebriated people approve of the display, and that means it is so? It is the specs. Nothing wrong with those who love the mini. But it is a lower spec. device, and next to a retina display it shows.
     
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    macingman

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    I know this is hard for you wrap your head around but the only people that really care about specs are the people you see around these types of forums.
     
  16. macrumors 68040

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    Who said the people i was talking to were inebriated? You made that up yourself. Secondly it wasnt next to a retina display iPad...and inmost cases wont be.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    The iPad mini is indeed a lovely device and handling it in the store the size, weight, design and feel is great. But as a spectacles wearer I found the screen a little bit poor, especially compared to the iPhone since the 4. I will be getting a mini when it has a retina screen as any prolonged reading for me will be tiring. I am rather surprised that they didn't launch this product with what I thought to be a standard now for Apple phones and tablets.
     
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    mcdj

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

    The iPad Mini is Apple's buttaface.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    You clearly haven't used an iPad 3 past the first month if at that. Because trust me I'd notice if most apps were still failing to support it.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I know you're being pseudo sarcastic and retarded but that screen resolution has been around since the 90s
     
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    Sdahe

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    Hahahahahahahaha
     
  22. macrumors member

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    Typing is actually easier for me. I have small hands so that's good for me. I know that's not the case for most people though.

    The display isn't bad. It's just not as good as the best. Just because it's not the best that does not mean it's inherently bad. I don't remember anyone, not a single a person, claiming the iPad 2 had a bad display when it first came out.

    Processor and RAM. Personally, I don't notice a difference because my uses for it don't need what the iPad 4..or 3 has. But again, that's just me.
     
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    Sdahe

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    I also went to a bar to ask if I should sell my imac to get the new 2012 model.... They all said they don't give damn about it. I came home crying...
     
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    faroZ06

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    Yeah, I don't care about the processor and RAM, and the non-retina display is good enough for me (using one right now on my Mac Pro). The only paper spec I really care about is the camera, and the iPad mini has a good camera.
     
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    mcdj

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    I don't remember anyone saying 512mb of RAM was not enough when the first TI PowerBook came out.
     

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