All iPads iPad Mini or 4th Gen iPad with retina?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hooterville, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    Going to purchase and new iPad and was wondering if I should go with the Mini or the 4th gen with retina?

    I'm leaning towards the full size 4th gen with retina. :)

    What U think?
  2. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Before anyone can help you need to tell us what you want to do with it?
  3. macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Many many times I have seen this thread and I only just recently joined.

    I was debating between iPad 3 and Mini and picked Mini, the size and weight does it for me... the 4 is too heavy and bulky... I have been waiting for the mini for a while now and my prayers have been answered!
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006

    I purchased an iPad1 on launch day. An iPad3 on launch day.

    I've used these tablets every day since I first bought them.

    All the while waiting for Apple to bring the Mini to the table.

    The Mini has made the first two obsolete (for me).


  5. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Get an iPad 4 with retina display, definitely worth it, imo. Still extremely portable.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008

    I bought the iPad 1 on the first day and have used it daily since. I've been able to get by with my MBP and iPhones. Now, I happily have a Mini and it's great.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    before you touch the mini, iPad 4 is the most value because it has current modern specs for a tablet, but once you touch the mini, you would want to sacrifice all the high specs for the ultra portability of the mini.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i seriously do not think that people in here should choose for you.

    you should go to the store and try out both then decide. Because for me, Ipad mini is apple losing its innovation and following the market instead of leading it. The form factor is funny and the screen is a joke.

    Still, many think the opposite, said it is the best device since....... i dont know.

    You should just trust yourself.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    Just get a mini. I use it way more than any iPad I have ever owned. It's so portable and easy to carry.

    They really found the best form factor for iPad. I cannot wait till the iPad mini 2 comes out.
  10. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  11. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Exactly....its a personal choice, you need to test both and see which will fit in with your lifestyle best.

    Nobody on here can make the decision for you.

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