All iPads Just picked one up...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flavr, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    Just walked into my Apple store and picked one up (black iPad mini 16GB WiFi)...the iPad 4 might be going back...iPad mini is fantastic!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Less screen real estate and lower screen resolution? How could you go wrong?!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2012
  4. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    On the contrary, it is old.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    They both have their advantages... just depends on what you value more. :)
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    I'm glad you like the iPad mini more than iPad 4. I personally like it more than iPad 4 myself.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
  9. macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    I made the same choice.

    Now i've had the mini for a while I can't see ever going back to the bigger iPad.

    Amazing device.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    I bought the iPad 4 with the express purpose of selling it when the retina Mini comes out. I just thought that it would retain more resale value than a Mini, as the 4 has more future-proofed specs.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    iPad mini fits in my white coat, and its so light.
    I returned my iPad 4. Not looking back.

    I guess it depends on the consumers needs. I don't play games or take photos. I have an iPhone 5 and i'm not retina spoiled. Its very difficult to see the reduced resolution unless I look real close and do a side by side comparison with my iPhone.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    It would seem to me that the mini is perfect for playing games. Why exactly are people using the mini? The small size isn't as conducive to typing or reading web pages.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Why not keep both?

    My Mini is my travel device. My iPad is my home device. The Mini is what I use in the airport, in the car, at the coffee shop. The iPad is what I use at home, in the office, in the hotel room.

    The whole specs argument is somewhat disingenuous. For the Mini, it's all about form factor. Think about it like you would comparing a desktop to a laptop. Of course the desktop has better specs. But you can't put the desktop in your briefcase. Or use Steve Jobs trucks/cars, heavy lifting allegory.

    Enjoy your Mini!
  14. macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2002
    You are absolutely right! I've been trying since the original iPad's release to get my mother to get one. She simply does not do enough to justify toting around her MBP 13", and finds all the "overhead" of a full OS a bit overwhelming.

    But she found the standard iPad's size and weight coupled with the tablet form factor to be less comfortable to use than her laptop rebuffed my attempts to introduce her to what I perceived as the iPad's more ideal computing environment for her needs.

    When the iPad mini came out she went out and bought one for herself. She has been completely satisfied, with the exception of the shaky BoA app, which she uses daily...can't blame Apple for that! She takes the mini with her everywhere and is probably one of only a handful of people who uses the camera constantly. Only now, I think she is regretting not waiting until the cellular version was released.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    I use mine mainly in the hospital when I'm rounding - placing orders and notes (it's actually pretty good for thumb typing when you split the keyboard).
    I do stream videos, espn games etc, read newspapers and magazines, but the only game I have loaded is solitaire.
    Now my iphone is a different story - I have like 4 or 5 games (angry birds, golf, infinity blade 2, ski safari and words with friends).

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