iPad mini People Waiting for iPad Mini (Retina)?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LouieSamman, Apr 25, 2013.


Waiting for iPad Mini (Retina) or gave in to first gen?

  1. I was sold. Got first gen.

    48 vote(s)
  2. Not worth the price, yet. I'll stick to my 9.7" iPad. Waiting for Retina mini

    64 vote(s)
  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    How many of you are eager to use an iPad Mini instead of the 9.7" iPad's but waiting for the next generation?
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2013
    i have an ipad 4 atm but considering a mini when the retina comes out
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    As am I but I have the iPad 3.

    Are you considering keeping your ipad 4 or selling it once the new mini comes out?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2012
    I am waiting! I want one so bad, almost bought one the other day.. Hard to resist.
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I've found myself waiting for the new mini but i don't know if i would get rid of my new iPad 4 for it
  6. macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2009
    I bought my missus the mini as I have an iPad 2 I will probably get a 9.7 iPad 5 when it comes out
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    Yes and no. I have an increasing feeling that it will be a very long wait, as in iPad mini going the same way as the regular one:
    - increased memory and speed in rev. 2
    - retina display in rev. 3
    - hardware to handle retina display well in rev. 4
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2013
    i would sell the 4 tbh but only if the mini has a retina screen and at least the A6X processor.

    The 4 is just a bit too big and heavy really.

    Wifes got a mini atm and I like it.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
    I have an iPad 2 and find myself using it more and more now than I did then when I bought it two years ago. I purchased a mini for my sister for Christmas and absolutely love it. I will definitely by the mini 2 when it finally debuts (and sell my MacBook/keep my iMac).
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Coming from an ipad 1, I was waiting for the retina mini, But while on vacation, I went to best buy to pick up a car charger for my iphone, I decided to browse the ipad display.. they had an open box mini 16gb Verizon model marked down to 405.00, I bargained with the manager and walked out with the mini for 389.. I absolutely love the mini ipad.. for me its the perfect device, light and speedy. the screen size is just right, and the display seems to be an improvement over the ipad 1..
  11. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    I will sell my 4 and get a Mini 2 if it includes retina and the price of cellular model is not increased.
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I have the ipad 4 and the Mini. I don't miss the retinal display as much as finding the websites fonts a bit difficult to read. I will probably buy the iPad 5 and sell the iPad 3 that my husband inherited. He will get my 4 and my great niece will inherit the Mini. I like both for different uses and reasons.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    I have sold my 32gb iPad 3 and as the days wind down to the fall. I am more than eager to see a retina mini with a 128gb capacity. Fingers crossed.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I had an iPad 3 and bought a Mini to compliment...after 2 weeks didn't use the iPad 3 as much so Sold it on Craigslist effectively covering the cost of the Mini. I don't mind the lower res screen, but plan on complimenting my Mini with a Retina iPad 5 or maybe trading in for a Retina Mini 2.
  15. macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2010
    I sold my iPad 1 this Christmas since it was always crashing with it's paltry 256 MB RAM, so just double that in the current iPad mini doesn't seem future proof enough. As soon as the mini hits that sweet 1 GB spot, I'm buying one, retina display or not.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    i dont know whats with people complaining the ipad is heavy... i think its perfect.
    the only thing i dont like with the ipad 4 is the smart cover design (the aluminium spine rubbing on aluminium!

    and the fact that it only has 1 gb of ram...websites dont cache!
  17. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    Sold with the first gen. The second it was released I wanted one and knew I would have it for a couple generations.
  18. DesertEagle, Apr 25, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
  19. macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2013
    I finally held the iPad 4 the other day and it wasn't heavy at all. I suppose if you are trying to hold it from a bottom corner with one hand, it could become rather heavy over time.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2008
    Surrey, BC
    I am certainly waiting for the iPad mini.
    Got an iPad 3 for the wife with a heavy but beautiful Portenzo case that also adds a lot of bulk. She uses it for everything - fb, email, reading, typing, etc.

    I'm waiting for an iPad mini that will almost 90% be for eReading (but not only on Kindle, else I would already own a Paperwhite). But after the iPhone 5, there is no way I'm going back to the pixel density of my 3GS. It just looks terrible everytime I use it.

    So I am waiting for the retina mini. However, the rumors coming out are that the iPad 5 will be much smaller and lighter than the 3 and 4. If that's so, and the differences between it and the Retina mini are not so big, I might get that instead
  21. macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
    San Francisco
    I have iPad 3, but I am waiting for mini when the retina comes out. I don't want to miss the retina display.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I tried the mini when it first came out but wasn't overly impressed at the price so returned it and got the Kindle Fire HD. A nice 7" tablet but nowhere near as smooh and fluid as the mini alhough I prefer the screen and sound.

    When the retina mini comes out I will most likely get it and sell the Kindle. Must admit I see more people using a Kindle than a mini. In fact, I have never seen anyone using a mini outside of an Apple store!

    I love my iPad 2 but will change to the next version if it has the mini form factor and is lighter and more powerful as expected. Tried the 3 and the 4 but both were too chunky for my liking.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    I've posted elsewhere that I'll be first in line for a retina mini, but I agree with Gruber's analysis of the recent results call — the margin in the mini is the lowest of any iOS device Apple sell, and they're unlikely to retina-fy it until the cost of retina screens comes down (cf. the much anticipated, but yet to appear, retina MacBook Air).

    I also suspect the battery tech isn't quite there yet for retina in the mini form factor.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2012
    This was already pretty obvious. Too bad it's a feature made a bit trivial by the branding even though it isn't. People expect it.
  25. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
    Got my sis the mini for Christmas. I have a 2. Can't wait (but will) for the ipad mini 2. Retina and a6x or a7 hopefully.

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