iPad mini iPad "mini" ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by doctorxring, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. doctorxring, Nov 21, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012

    macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006

    I think a better name for this device would have been iPad Air.

    That would be a more defining name and better relay it's concept.

    This coming from my 6 years of Mac ownership and evolution owning
    the iPod, iMac 20", iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPad 3, and now
    this iPad Mini.

    iPad Mini is a very small name for a very big product. Like the iPad 1
    I believe it's hype is understated and it's significance will be better
    perceived as time goes by.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
  3. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    I would say the iPad mini is a good name.

    If it was smaller it would need to be called the iPad nano.

    Compare the iPod mini to the iPod nano and you'll see why.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    I quite like the name "iPad Mini" personally. I keep thinking Mini Me for some reason. :D
  5. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I've never much cared what the product is called, just how it performs
  6. reputationZed, Nov 22, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012

    macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    I can see iPad Air as having a tie in to the MBA, the mini is the smaller, cheaper, non retina version of the iPad to the MBA being the smaller, cheaper, non retina version of the MBPr.

    Personally I agree with Dan Benjamin, they should have called it 'iPad jr'

  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    I like the way mini sounds more than nano. I understood why they changed the name iPod mini to nano as it went from conventional hds to flash but mini is a great description of the product IMHO.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I like the name ipad mini. It's cute and self-explanatory. I tend to associate air with just thinness but not size for some reason.
  9. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2012
    SE NH
    It would have been nice if Apple had given the 4G versions phone capability. I always said that about the iPad as well.
  10. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I think the iPad Mini will end up being just "iPad" and the big iPad will be the "iPad Pro".

    You heard it here first folks...
  11. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    It's "mini" in size and weight to the bigger brothers BUT in specs it may confuse people who don't research in what actually they would be getting. Mini in specs compared to which? Misleading name IMHO.

    A Mini Apple Ipad and cheaper. You know lots of folks will thrown down for it regardless never having an iPad. They will eventually find out I suppose.

    Like I said elsewhere, some folks are returning the Mini thinking harder about the specs regardless of its weight and size as well as the price.
  12. macrumors G3


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    It's the same vain as the iPod Mini. Apple likes continuity in their naming schemes when they can do it.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
  14. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008

    Hay Dr X Ring what's with the spots?

  15. macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I personally really like mini. I figured Apple would settled on either iPad mini or iPad Air. It would've made sense to stay in line with the Mac line monikers as they try to fall in line with its upgrade cycle and nomenclature ("the New iPad with Retina Display"), but mini is just as great.

    I actually have my iDevices in my support profile and in iTunes as Daddy Mac (MBP 15), Mini Mac (iPad mini) and Baby Mac (4S). My :apple: Family...

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