iPad mini Regret! Anybody Else in the same boat.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kase17, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    I had an ipad 3. & sold it for the mini just for the fact that i would be able to take it everywhere with me and thats big for me. I was not able to play with it much because everyone in the apple store was hogging on to every mini. So I bought it, took it home. & was very disapointed. Not in the design. the design is great. But the display..... not so much. Im not too big in display quality. I mean it has to be at least decent to view and read. My first 2 concerns were performance and size, & the mini nails on both. But when you come from retina and go back its not the same. I am trying to love the mini which i do.......Until...:eek:.........I turn the screen on. & don't get me wrong. the screen on the mini is good. especially if you come from ipad 1 or 2. but idk if it just me.I wish i can go back in time and not sold my ipad 3. But too late. Now i am in this boat.......... I have until nov 18 to return the ipad mini. I want to get the Ipad 4 LTE but apple online says mid nov. I heard from a few places that supposely apple store would get the ipads LTE in stock on nov 16th. should i wait to exchange. or should i return and order the LTE online. the only issue with online is that since were almost there to mid nov. I dont want to order now & be part of the second batch. I might have a better chance to get it in store. What you guys think?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2009
    Oh look, this thread again.
  3. macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2011
    Definitely do not preorder online now. Show up the day they go on sale early or do the 10PM online pick up instore. Good luck!
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2009
    Anyone else in the same boat would of just returned it and not made another thread about the display.

    Honestly, I am disappointed in the screen too but it still trumps any other iPad for my use anyway.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    I'd recommend returning the mini now since you already know you don't like it. Then, put an order in for an iPad 4.

    On launch day or as soon as possible thereafter, go to an Apple store and see if you can pick one up.

    If you can, buy it and then have the Apple store employee cancel your order for you. If it has already shipped, once you receive it just take it back to the store unopened. They will just sell it to the next person that walks in the door.
  7. macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    return it and wait until the brick and mortar release of the LTE
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2005
    Blar blar blar, I so cant be arsed to read your moaning. You had a 3, got a mini, want a 4. Do us a favour and sell them all and buy an Android device, one less numpty in this forum.


    Man, I love you :)
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    Mine arrived today and I don't have a single complaint with the screen. I can barely tell that it's not retina. I can tell, but just barely.
  10. macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2012
    I had a Mini LTE on order but canceled it after visiting the Apple store and seeing the screen in person. Coming from a iPhone 4s and a rMBP that I recently got, I find that I'm way too spoiled now and just can't go back. I did love the form factor of the Mini and the light weight. The other deal breaker for me was that I could notice the speed difference while opening and using apps compared to the 4th gen. Not super slow but a noticable difference and I could see it being an issue in the near future with new apps and OS X.

    It really does depend on the user and for me, I left the store with a 4th gen iPad (my first iPad) and I'm very happy with it. Just bought the Zaggfolio case for it and I'm good to go!
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    No regrets from me. Love our mini. Definite improvement over our old iPad 2.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    I don't regret anything, I sold my iPad 3 I'm happy I did. I am going to keep the iPad mini until the next iPad comes out. I have no regrets.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    All indications are that the iPad 4 LTE will not suffer the same supply constraints as previous iPad models so I'd wait and swap it in store. I agree that the mini has a disappointing resolution and won't be getting one myself until it gets a retina display.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2010
    My only regret is the time I wasted reading this thread.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    I love the design, weight, and build quality of the iPad Mini without question but all of you saying you can barely tell the difference between the 1024x768 screen in the Mini and the retina display in the iPad 3/4 need to call an optometrist to make an appointment lol. Not only is there the huge difference in resolution but also the display quality. The color gamut is only 62% whereas the new iPhone 5 and iPad with retina are 100%.
  16. macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    OP I don't regret my mini yet because I still have 13 days to make up my mind. But it will never replace my iPad 3. I need the larger screen and keyboard to really get my work done easier. Not sure I can justify the cost of two tablets. Was going to sell my 3. But I see that's not an option after only a day with th mini. Although the mini does have many nice aspects.


    Honest question: what constraints did the other iPads have the the 4 LTE won't? I've had my iPad 3 LTE in many different countries and was always able to use a local prepaid sim. Maybe not LTE speeds but remained connected nonetheless. Never had an issue traveling with any of the iPads and I've had them all.
  17. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Never had a manager not extend the return for an iPad or any other idevice. Someone actually returned an idevice 2 months after.

    Depends on the manager but I'm pretty sure by asking nicely, she or he will be happy to take it back and exchange it for you after Nov 18.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    These forums get so annoying when a new device is released.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    The Mini is for Kids.

    If you want one as an Ereader for yourself wait till 2nd gen with Retina.

    We told you so.
  20. macrumors 68000

    Mar 11, 2008
    Nope. Went to mini from iPad 3 and love it. If a retina mini appears with the same size and weight I will get it, but the lack of a retina display is secondary to size and weight to me.
  21. macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2005
    Well heres to never growing up and coming out with moronic statements like that :cool:
  22. macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I just don't get it. I have a iPhone 5 and a 3rd gen iPad and I have NO PROBLEM with the screen on the mini. None what so ever. I love the mini, display and all. I have not used my full size iPad since I got thr mini Friday.

    Why all the hate on the mini display? I just don't SEE it. ;)
  23. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    I have no regrets. I love my Mini but recognize that it might not be for everyone. I too have an iPad 3 but retina was never a selling feature that I had to have on the ipad anyway. Best to return it if you're not happy.
  24. macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Seriously, someone fill me in, what's the logic behind statements like these? You just bought it. It's going to get heavy use. It's called novelty. I guess if anything, it shows how clunky the regular iPad has become. Oh, if Steve Jobs could see what's happening to his beloved iPad.
  25. macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    I love the IPad 4. Wait until get in store and exchange you will be very happy with the 4. (I hope).

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