iPad mini No to iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KiwiAdventure, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    Why you would buy an iPad mini and have very poor screen quality compared to the iPad 3 or 4. Myself and my wife compared both today using my iPad 3 and my wife said the iPad mini screen is “rubbish”.

    I compared the iPad 3 to the 4 and cannot see twice the performance not even the Apple Store staff could show me in real life the extra speed.

    I would recommend paying a little extra and buy the iPad 4 and don’t get hung up on the small amount of dollars extra you have to pay.
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011

    same reason why some buy the MBA and not cMBP or rMBP...:rolleyes:
  3. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Because some people like the size and don't give damn about the resolution.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Why would I buy an iPad Mini? Um cause that is what I wanted to buy. I absolutely love it.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    My wife has an iPad 2 and she has never cried about no retina, even After using my ipad 4 for an extended period.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    I'll probably never use a iPad mega again. ;)

    iPad mini is simply my iPad now. :)
  7. macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Different people have different needs. What your wife calls rubbish may be just perfect for someone else.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2012
    iPad mini Is the future! It truly is a privelege to hold ..I need a Smart Cover though ,god damn clammy palms -_-
  9. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    OP, why does it matter? I don't think it's about money, it's about size.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I'm impressed you let your wife use your brand new iPad (4), let alone for an extended period of time.
  11. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    But it's "rubbish"! :rolleyes:
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    I went to the Apple store twice and couldn't buy it.

    I can't use it for design research since the screen is too poor.

    the ipad 4 is too heavy but the screen is perfect. 9.7 and retina

    i think the ipad 5 will be lighter and thinner, and they might even make a smaller bezel because the ipad mini is using thumb rejection technology on the slim sides and that technology will mature
  13. macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Different people have different needs, the iPad mini This is what I want to buy. I absolutely love it
  14. macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    Another thread on the same subject that's been discussed ad nauseum?
  15. Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Size matters.

    In this case, smaller size is better. :D
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
    One mans trash is another mans treasure.

    And why recommend to buy the 4 instead of the 3 when you couldn't see any difference
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2009
    Good God Almighty!

    I wish the moderators would consolidate the 10,000 "I love the iPad Mini" and "I hate theiPad Mini" threads.

    Do you really need to start the umpteenth thread to say you don't like it?
  18. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Totally agree! that's all I can say!
  19. macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    Why would you post the exact same thing as dozens of other people and have very poor forum quality?
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    Because you cannot buy a 3:rolleyes:


    Freedom to post what I like that's why:rolleyes:




    You need to spend some time at the gym if you think the iPad 4 is heavy.;)
  21. macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    Stop snickering, ladies. It's sporty, not small.

    Couldn't resist.
  22. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I like mini not because its cheaper but because its lighter and smaller. When you can get an iPad 4 as light as the mini come back and let us know. Otherwise stop assuming you know why people buy the mini when you clearly don't understand.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    So you'll never by another computer if its not retina? All other computer screens are rubbish in comparison too, aren't they?
  24. macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    Was picking up my mini and asked about the 4. I've owed every iPad so far. The Apple employee that helped me told me I wouldn't notice any increase in speed unless I played a graphic intense game. I buy our business computers from them and they take great care of me. They actually told me for my personal needs to just keep my 3 unless I wanted the lighting connector.
  25. OTACORB, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Sorry OP, but that is a seriously flawed question and response.

    I think people have made it clear that its about the size and weight. Why is that so hard to imagine?

    Sure I'd love the display to be retina on the iPad Mini that is a no brainer. But for portability on the fly the iPad mini wins out every single time.

    Now I am not foolish here, the iPad 4 has a great display and its fast, but the size and weight just doesn't make it as portable and user friendly for taking on the road.

    I also think all these gripes about the iPad Mini's display being so horrible and some fools even say its unusable... That is just totally bunk. Clearly there is a difference in resolution and screen crispness, but the screen gets the job done.

    I previously had the iPad 3 which of course they handed down to someone else in the agency. However, from my use I can't tell any real speed difference, likely because I don't use anything that requires any real CPU intensity. I'd recommend anyone on the fence about going out and upgrading to the iPad 4. Save your money.. wait on the next version which will likely be thinner and lighter..

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