iPad mini Advantage of iPad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by caughtintheweb, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. caughtintheweb macrumors regular

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    Whats the real advantage of choosing ipad mini over any other smaller tablets, apart from the apple logo.

    1) It does not even have a HD screen whereas kindle and other have a hd screen
    2) Price is a good 130-140 more.
    3) Compared to kindle speakers are crappy.

    I am trying to understand why people are crazy about the ipad mini when its not even close to being the best product. I understand that the ipad is the best in the market.
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    You already have your mind made up

    Get something else & be happy
     
  3. hobsgrg macrumors 6502

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    iPad apps are million times better than Android tablet apps that is the key advantage
     
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    All reasonable questions which is why i'll wait for future generations when they make it more of a value with up to date hardware.
     
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  6. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Amen :cool:
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apps. That's what its all about. That why the iPad beat the pants off the bigger tablets, and that's why the Mini is going to be a hit.

    Apps.
     
  8. caughtintheweb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I love the app store and apple as such. I myself have a bunch of apple devices, but it seems like owning apple product has become a religion.
     
  9. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Let me ask you - the OP - this: why do you (according to your .sig) have an iMac and an iPhone? :)

    It seems like you've made some decision on your other purchases, based on attributes outside of a simple specs-to-price ratio.
     
  10. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

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    (1) There's a reason Apple didn't tout the Mini's video playing capabilities vs the competition. Because the Mini is one of the worst at it.

    (2) I wouldn't call it "good". The price difference alone ensured that the Kindle Fire and Samsung tablets will continue to sell millions.

    (3) Not sure how you came to that conclusion without listening to it yourself. One of the youtube hands-on videos is from a person that said they connected to someone else via Facetime and were able to hear one another despite the conference area being really loud.
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Only if you hang out at Macrumors. Out there in the real world most people just are not paying that much attention...
     
  12. finnftw macrumors member

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  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Support, apps, build quality

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    Owning any of these mobile devices is like a religion. Everyone trying to convince the others their product of choice is best. The truth is they are all good for one reason or another.
     
  14. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Paying more for the Apple logo? I guess that's true, in a way. Apple products are all about delivering a complete, polished experience. Design, material and engineering, in every way. All at the highest level. Software and hardware, as a single package.
     
  15. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    How dare you spout such nonsense! ;)
     
  16. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    You're not serious are you? Tell that to the current iPad 2 owners who wanted Siri with iOS6. :p
     
  17. McGiord macrumors 601

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    The advantage is only for Apple making more money and for those customers that want an iPad and go to the Apple store and want to buy the cheapest one, in their mindset they are saving some by going with the smaller one.
    Like those that buy iPod minis, nanos, etc.
     
  18. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's silly. But I think if you design a better product, with a better experience, then it's OK if you make more money.
     
  19. cloud25 macrumors newbie

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    iOS, App Store, build quality.

    Main advantage is iOS. You have to understand people aren't going crazy over iPad Minis. In fact, the general consensus is that it's over-priced with lower specs than other tablets. No one will disagree because it's true. But it's not mindless consumerism either. It's simply preference.

    You can say Android can do just as much, if not more than iOS but at the end of the day, it simply doesn't offer the same user experience and simplicity as iOS. People are willing to pay a premium to use the best OS out there (which is debatable but imo true).
     
  20. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    well just like religion....it's not forced upon you, you have the freedom to change.
     
  21. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Well, in many places actually it is forced upon you, but that's a topic for another forum.... :rolleyes:
     
  22. darkknight11 macrumors member

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    zboat..i see you have a nexus 7. why are you purchasing an ipad mini as well?
     
  23. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    1) It does not even have a HD screen whereas kindle and other have a hd screen - Does it run the apps I want and have bought already for my 1st gen iPad - no
    2) Price is a good 130-140 more. - It would have been nice cheaper, but Apple want to make a profit out of it, Amazon want to make money from Advertising/content
    3) Compared to kindle speakers are crappy. True, though if I listen to anything on my existing iPad I'll use head phones.

    For me I was looking to replace my iPad 1 probably with an iPad 2 - I would have preferred to do it earlier in the year, but the rumours about the mini meant I held on.
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    He's replacing his iPad 3.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Why bother, you've already stated its not for you. Does it matter that I prefer the mini, its not like that will change your mind or anything.

    Different products for different folks, the iPad mini meets my stated goals where as the kindle fire doesn't - simple.

    I'll grant you that its expensive but over all I feel I'm getting value
     

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