iPad A different way to look at the iPad 4 vs mini "debate"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flavr, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    A different way to look at the iPad 4 vs mini "debate"

    Lets assume new versions of iPad and iPad mini will be out in the spring or shorty after...NOW knowing that, which would you rather purchase, the iPad 4 or the iPad mini...?

    I think the physical changes will be too drastic between the iPad 4 and 5...so based on this, I returned my iPad 4 and got the mini...when the retina comes out I can trade up...but I'd also be happy with hangin on to this guy till the iPad mini 3...
  2. PattyMc macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    I think everyone should just get the device that makes them happy. And should respect what choice makes someone else happy. After all..they are both awesome!
  3. flavr thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    That's the best way to look at it, and very true!
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I have an iPad 3 and an iPad mini and my 3 doesn't even get used. I'm definitely sticking with the Mini. The form factor is just too good to pass up. I love the portability of it.
  5. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I wonder if the iPad Mini vs iPad debate is a girl-preference vs guy-preference debate.
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    If the iPad 5 gets a new look or significant upgrade I'll get that and I'll get a mini if it gets retina.
  7. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    If you are hedging your bets on the future of the hardware, you are not buying a device based in your wants or needs, just based on which device will likely appear to be outdated the soonest.
    That seems crazy to me...
  8. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    If the iPad Mini gets Retina yes.

    An iPhone, iPad Mini, and MBA makes more sense to me than if it a regular 10'' iPad.
  9. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    I'll probably skip both.

    The Mini isn't appealing to me, though a retina display and an updated processor would get me to recommend it to others. The iPad 3 is a little slow for me, but it does everything I want, and I am 100% satisfied with the display.

    Lighter, thinner, faster would be nice, but the 3 is already fine for me, so it's not worth an upgrade. I'll probably have to get an iPad 6 just to be able to fully enjoy whatever iOS updates come our way. October 2013?
  10. marcperrot macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I have iPhone 5, iPad 3, and MBA 11" now, and I find I rarely use the iPad. I'm planning to switch to iPad mini in the near future, as I mainly use the iPad for reading a few other tasks.

    I really don't see Retina on the mini as a big deal, because then it will get heavier, possibly a little thicker, and battery life may suffer, at least in the first couple iterations.
  11. bigboar macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    an iPhone, ipad and MBP makes more sense to me, it's just a matter of choice I suppose.
  12. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yea, that set up seems better for work, professional use.

    Think for students, lighter = better.
  13. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    Hey, here's something else you and I completely agree on (aside from the fact we *both* agree a Spring iOS device release is not going to happen<ha ha ha!>).

    I think the iPad mini and MBA are perfect - I have an 11" MBA and it's so portable and light, a full sized iPad (though a wonderful device) just didn't seem like the perfect complement for it. To me the mini just seemed a much better device to pair with it. Also, I haven't yet given up my Kindle (probably at some point will upgrade to a Paperwhite), so carrying the three around (mini, MBA and Kindle) in one bag is hardly noticeable - this is how devices should be, not back straining things you "lug" around and have to choose which one (or two max) you're going to take with you each time.
  14. bigboar macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    back straining??? I just gotta lololololol!!! sorry, couldn't help myself....

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