All iPads Which to get

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Duwsh, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    My birthday is towards the end of January and for it my Mum is paying 2/3 of my phone contract and I am paying the rest (getting an iPhone 5) so is there really any point in me getting a iPad Mini or should I go for the full sized iPad 4 instead? I would get the iPad 3 if it had a lightning connector but would like everything to be the same. I don't really mind th size of it, I use my granddads 3 and my tutors 3 at College all the time and I like the size but I do think it would be good to have a smaller tablet. Does anyone here have all 3 (iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad Mini)? Which one do you not use as much as the other two?
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    If you don't use your phone to make many calls, mostly text and IM, then you may be able to make do with an cellular iPad Mini and VOIP app like Google Voice.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I did think about this but I call and text regularly so that wouldn't be the best option.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    I think what's more common is that people who have an ipad Mini don't use thier iPhones all that often; in that case you could save some money and get a base 4S. Of course this won't be as true if you get the 4 as you prob won't have it with you as much.

    Honeslty what you should to is get the Mini, try it for as long as the return period allows and then return it for the 4. Try them both and decide for yourself.
     
  5. MT0227, Dec 10, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    I do....I purchased the Mini, because for me... it's perfect for carring around at work for meetings and taking notes. I've been trying to find the "perfect" digital notebook for a year, I think I finally found it with the Mini+Noteshelf+Adonit Jot Pro. ...I think the Mini is a home run for this space, iPad 1-4 is a bit too large (in comparision) for this purpose IMO. I guess is all depends what your primary use will be and where you will be using it.

    Also...my eyes would rather read email, surf the web, or watch a movie on a bigger platform than my phone. My iP5 goes with me everywhere; Mini is predominately in my hands when I travel or when I'm at work. I will prob donate or sell my iPad2.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the return window from Apple?

    I will give both a try, thanks for the advice.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    Call Apple to find out.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Online...I'm pretty sure it's 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it. For an Apple iPhone, you have 30 calendar days.

    Things may be slightly extended during the holidays, I'd check before you purchase.
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    Or check the Apple site.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Donate me ####
     

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