iPod Touc 5 vs iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AT101ET, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know what the secs are of the iPad Mini in comparisson to the iPod Touch 5G?

    Anyone have any thoughts on which one is better?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    The ipad mini IS an Ipad 2 but smaller.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    I am assuming the iPad mini has siri, does anyone know for sure? If so it has something hardware wise different from the iPad 2.
     
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  5. macrumors 6502

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    My iPod Touch 5 just arrived today, and after seeing the iPad Mini announcement, I have no thoughts of exchanging.

    iPod Touch is cheaper, and has double the storage, and it has retina. It's a truly portable, pocket device, and easier to use with one hand.

    If I am at home, i'm using my iMac, if I am on the go, i'm using my pocket device. The iPad mini is not for me.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    That is very well put. I have been trying to decide if a would find use for one of the new iPads. Like you I have a desktop iMac and I also have an old Macbook I use still. I have had an iPod Touch over the last three years and currently have a slightly battered 4gen that I use for everything (airplay to my Apple TV, texting with Text Plus, podcasts, surfing the net when out, etc). I do like the pocket portability.

    My one interest is upgrading my Apple TV Airplay experience, so faster wifi, better graphics processing, etc, are a concern. Do you think an iPod Touch 5gen would do this as well as an iPad 2 or mini? What about an iPad 4?

    Cheers
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Well said. I've an iPad 2 3G which serves my needs quite well (particularly since I've kept it on iOS 5.1.1). I wanted more portability for certain things, so I purchased the iPod touch 5 even though I knew the mini was on the radar.

    While the iPad mini is sweet and very tempting, I'm rock solid on the touch 5. Just got my earpods with mic and remote from Amazon today, and they're the icing on the cake.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Exactly!!

    I'd stick with iPT5.
    If you need an iPad, I'd suggest going for the iPad 4. If you're like me and wouldnt mind getting an iPad mini also, I'd wait 6 months and see if Apple refresh the mini with a retina display etc. :)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    i admit that by first glance, Ipad mini seems undeniable to me but once I realized that I have already owned an Ipad 2. I understand it could be heavy to hold at time when playing games an hour nonstop but i like the big screen when browsing the internet.

    I think Ipad mini are for those who want a smaller Ipad on the go. Take it everywhere and focus on social network similar to Galaxy note. But it would be ridiculous for me to bring to work and use it as Mp3 player or for games play during free lunch time. Ipod touch 5 would be a well better choice. I have no idea why apple would release a product that crossline with their current one.

    In sum, if you already owned an Ipad 2 or 3.... get Itouch 5. If you dont have, then get both. Still i do not think Ipad mini is a good idea. Apple is not Samsung, why make so many sizes tablet. Not exciting anymore.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    In Europe it is the same price as the ipad mini, both 329€, that price-policy is a joke.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Yes the size is the only difference. The latter is just bigger.;)
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to go for iPT5.

    Retina display, cheaper (not much), and more portable.

    (I have an iPad 3 already, no need for another one.)
     
  13. WLS, Oct 24, 2012
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    They are two very different devices. Those who say what's the difference just aren't paying attention. Here are the differences.

    Touch5 has 1136x640 Retina display at 326 PPI Uses iPhone apps
    It's pocketable! Weighs 3.10 ounces. Height: 4.86 inches Width: 2.31 inches Depth: 0.24 inch
    No 3G or GPS model No digital compass It has Nike+ support built in.
    It comes with 32GB base storage Has a lanyard cord to hold it with.
    Starts at $299

    Mini has 1024x768 non Retina display at 163 PPI Uses iPad apps
    It's not pocketable! Weighs 10.86 ounces Height: 7.87 inches Width: 5.3 inches Depth: 0.28 inch
    Can come with 3G and GPS and it has a digital compass built in
    Comes with 16GB base storage.
    Starts at $329
     
  14. GoodBoy, Oct 24, 2012
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    Same design, but an iPad mini has that crappy 163ppi display first iPhones had since 2007.... If the iPad mini had retina display, I would've wanted to get it instead of the new touch, but the lack of retina ruins it for me.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I was going to write exactly the same thing..totally agree with you.
    I got my ipod touch last week and love it.

    I have a ipad and macbook air too, and can't imagine a situation where I would rather use the mini.
    If I am at home - laptop or ipad.
    If I am out - ipod touch

    ...where does the mini fit into this?
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Just give it 6 months, it will probably be updated to include the new A6x processor and Retina...:rolleyes:
     
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    For more storage go with the iPod touch 5. Also if you want it to be portable go with the iPod touch 5.

    However the iPad mini starts at $329 only $30 more then the iPod touch. It is quite tempting.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Yesy, but for 30$ more you get half the storage and worse display. If we want to compare, we should put 429$ iPad mini 32GB against 299$ iPod touch 32GB. So in fact an iPad mini is 129$ more expensive and you still get worse screen.
     
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    Yeah I did see that the iPad mini doesn't have retina. That is kind of the deal breaker I'm having. I'll just wait and play on my 4th gen. Still works like a charm.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    This is what many are saying is exactly the plan. Apple NEEDED a mini for the xmas season and it needed to be in the ballpark price range of the Nexus 7 as well has some spec that would be better (camera).

    It's a already outdated device and those that buy it will not be happy next year.

    Consider, the iPT skipped an update, then got it's last update. Even having skipped an update has had retina display now some 3 cycles back and now Apple comes out with a lesser display.

    The mini is the one to pass on.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    The iTouch is cheaper for twice the storage, a much better screen, and free EarPods. Instead of having shrunk-looking iPad 2 apps, it will have brand new full-size iPhone 5 apps. The processors are the same, so there isn't much difference in speed, but it seems to me that a bigger screen with the same processor would result in slower performance, am I right? The cameras are pretty much identical. The iPod is of course more portable. I can't afford a data plan, so I'm not interested in the cell service offered by the mini. I'm planning to get an iPod touch 5g later in November, and the iPad mini has done nothing to change my plans.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    I suggest you wait till 23rd of November when Apple start one day only Black Friday discounts. You can get the new touch for something like 250-260$ :)
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Woah really? That's the day before my birthday when I was planning to get it! Thanks for letting me know! :)
     
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    Good luck!
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    I would say, give it 6 months and Apple will discontinue the product because nobody's stupid enough to buy it.
     

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