All iPads Missing my regular iPad!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AdonisSMU, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Im thinking of taking the mini back and getting an iPad retina display iPad or keeping my mini and getting my iPad. I feel like the mini is compromised and confusing.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You are not alone
     
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    Poochi

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    Use it for a week before making that decision :)

    Just trying to help.

    And by the way... After using the mini for a while... I went in Applestore and iPad 4's thick bezel feels antiquated.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Apple totally did the mini wrong. They should've just had developers make apps for the mini specific size. Safari feels like a compromise. Mini feels compromised and confusing.
     
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    nfl46

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    Awe. Sorry to hear that man! I've gotten used to it in the few days I've had it.
     
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    Poochi

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    I wonder if safari can be fixed to work better on a mini?
     
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    mcdj

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    What do you find confusing? Genuine question.
     
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    token787

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    I love the Ipad 4. Sorry to hear about your mini, take it back before return date ends.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Confusing ??? Not a genuine question ?

    Picky users are annoying.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think i know what it is. Its that sometimes I want a bigger screen and sometimes I want something more portable. So ive decided to keep my mini and just go get a 16gig retina iPad.
     
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    mcdj

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    I feel the same way, so am waiting a year. Of course, by then, the ipad 5 will probably be much lighter, and the mini will be retina, so the toss up will be the same.
     
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    The mini isn't for everyone. What works for one may not work for another.
     
  13. AdonisSMU, Nov 5, 2012
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    thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yep! I will just own both and use which ever one suits me at the time. I take all that back. Im sticking with my mini. I just hate being the first adopter...even when Im right.
     
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    metzy25

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    I took my mini back yesterday and got a iPad 4. I agree it'll be very difficult to choose between a mini with retina or a slimmed down iPad 5. I'm a little Leary right now if I made the right choice. But my main reason was I really wasn't using the mini for a portable device, whatever I was doing on the mini I'd just do on my iPhone 5.
     
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    I have both...
     
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    maybe you just need a projector for your mini.
     
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    gmanist1000

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    Thanks for telling us. How are you confused? It's a smaller version of your regular iPad.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    I have to think that Apple will fix the Safari issue - either allowing users to change the default font size, or automatically defaulting to a more readable (larger) font for the Mini.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Retina display is really the only way to get there I think.
     
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    This is the reason I can't justify a mini, I have an iphone as the super portable media device and ipad retina as the bigger lounge portable device, soooo the mini serves what reasonable purpose?
     
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    iapplelove

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    This is pretty much my thoughts exactly. Between my iPhone iPad and mbp I see no need for another size device . Actually I take my iPad literally everywhere I go and have never once thought it was "too big". I mean it wasn't long ago people were trucking along big bulky heavy lap taps everywhere they went.
     
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    bigjnyc

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    So its you that's confused... and not the iPad Mini thats confusing.
     
  23. macrumors member

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    I have all three. The Mini serves as:

    -Great book reader!
    -Good back-up Camera when you're out of power on your iphone
    -In-Bed device that doesn't get your arms tired
    -Coaster
     
  24. dthree36, Nov 6, 2012
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    I was right there with you. Its a much smaller form factor it feels wrong after using a full sized iPad for years. I think my issue was based on what I was getting money wise versus what I had. My neighbor actually purchased mine for me using her Target employee discount and red card bonus. 15% off was not a bad deal. I asked her to take it back because I just couldn't see why I should keep if if its no different processor/resolution/memory/ well just about everything minus camera and screen size.

    I have since decided to keep it and must say that if you can get passed the money you are spending for something that is based on 1 1/2 year old tech, you get used to it and really is a nice device. What purpose does it server.... I guess if you travel a bit, its nice to have a smaller lighter iPad. It's just another gadget to own and if thing your phone is to small for some things and iPad is to large to carry around.. this is just right.

    Ok, to be honest, it doesn't serve any purpose over an original iPad or iPhone. Its in the middle and justifying spending money when you have the other two is a bit hard to make. I am growing to love my mini but still have my iPad2.. I would like to sell it but have a feeling my kids would have something to say about that.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I totally hear ya there. I just decided to keep them both. I feel like i'll miss one potentially.
     

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