About the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by super michael, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. super michael macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    I am thinking of buying a Ipad but not sure what size to go for. I am interested in using the Ipad for:

    Watching films
    Playing games
    Reading comics and manga
    Social media such as Facebook

    What size would be good for me? Should I go for the Mini or the normal version? I hear soon the Pro version will be coming out.

    I am waiting for October since I heard the new Ipad will be released around that time.
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Definitely the full-sized model. The Mini will be undersized for video, games, and comics and is really best only if you want something that travels everywhere with you much like an over-sized phone.
  3. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    If you can wait Apple will be updating their iPads soon, probably in October and there could be an iPad Pro added to the line up which is rumoured to be a 12.9" iPad.
  4. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Although I'm a mini user, for your interests I think the full size would be best. Go hold them both and then make your decision. But yeah, the Pro may be coming.
  5. Rusty33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    Have you held both in your hot little hands? Might I suggest walking into an Apple store and playing around with both? You might prefer one over the other...
  6. GaryNoine macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2015
    The upcoming pro seems like it would be too much for me, might as well get the Macbook. I've always loved the mini for less 'serious' tasks. Again not sure if the mini would be large enough for more intense gaming, but to me movies and casual social media is perfect on the mini.
  7. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    I think he covered all that in the first post ;)

    But to the topic at hand- I, too, would suggest you making a trip into an Apple Store to play around with the different models. From what you've outlined for main uses, my recommendation would be the full-sized model in the iPad Air 2. But I am sure you will see people here that love using the iPad Mini for many of the same uses you listed. So you may end up with jumbled results here, and in the end I do think your best answer will come from physically sampling them all in-store.

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