All iPads After reading the Pad Mini reviews..Are you having second thought about the 4th gen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nandopr, Oct 31, 2012.


After reading the Pad Mini reviews, are you having second thought about the 4th gen?

  1. No second thought. Will not change my mind about the Ipad 4 order.

    42 vote(s)
  2. Now I am not sure.

    13 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I will get an iPad mini now. The reviews convinced me.

    22 vote(s)
  4. Never ordered the new Ipad. Staying with my current one.

    14 vote(s)
  1. nandopr, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    nandopr macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I ordered my iPad 4th gen as soon as it was available online. I know I will love the retina display and the new Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics.

    Last night I was reading the reviews and it looks that beside the retina display most of the reviewers are very happy with the new ipad mini.

    Coming from an iPad 2 I may not notice something that it is a deal breaker for me (regarding the retina display).

    I am not asking what should I do. I am aware it is a matter of a personal preference. But I am really curious about what you guys and girls think.

    I will go to the Apple store and "play" with both. Then I will decide. If I decide to get the mini then I will exchange it before opening the Ipad 4 box.

    Thank you for your opinion.

  2. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    The size/weight of the Mini is incredibly compelling. My iPad does a decent about of "causal" duty, and I can't help but think how great it would be using while relaxing on the sofa, in bed, etc.

    I had a 3rd gen, so I'm pretty biased about the stunning display, have a 4th gen on pre-order, I guess I'll check out the Mini in person while I can still return the 4th gen, just to see if I'm blown away by the whole package.
  3. nandopr thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I have a tendency to agree with you.
  4. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    We will probably wind up with a Mini in the house anyway, want to score one for my little girl, though once it's "hers", I probably won't be able to borrow it :D
  5. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I agree with you which is why I'm considering parting with my 3 and getting a mini for the size factor alone.
  6. phillypharm macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2012
    nope. not at all. i'm going from the OG ipad to the 4 and don't even think about the mini. i'd rather be futureproofed. I know the mini is the new kid on the block and has decent benchmarks, but i'd rather get the top of the line hardware and avoid any slowdown b/c of software updates as much as possible. I love the speed of my iphone 5 and the ipad 4 will only be faster. I find myself using my phone more than my ipad 1 b/c of the slowdown now too. The mini is great, but won't be upgrading again for 3 years probably and by that time i'd rather not have 5 year old hardware..
  7. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
  8. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    If the Mini had a retina screen, I suspect I would have ordered one. The size is great, but it's not like the 4th gen. iPad is a monster. I'm debating whether to go with a 4th gen. iPad or a refurbished 3rd, though I'll probably go with the 4th. The resolution of the Mini was a deal breaker for me.
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    In order to avoid this potentially unpleasant condition, I purchased both. Smart,no? (Broke,yes?).
  10. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    I wasn't going to get the mini but the reviews have me thinking about it. If I do I will wait for the refurbs to come out so I can save a little. I would sell my iPad 3 and upgrade to the iPad 5 when it comes out and just use the mini until then. Just not sure if I could do without the retina display now that I have gotten used to it so I will have to see the mini in person to make a decision. I just think it would be hard to give up the retina display now that I’m used to it. Now if I was coming from an iPad 2 I wouldn’t worry about it as much.
  11. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I was worried about the low res screen. The reviews have made me more nervous. I want to see the iPad Mini in person, but its looking doubtful for me.
  12. roxette macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    I also tend to buy both but I dont see a use case for it


    As an iPad 2 user I will also switch to an iPad 4 for sure. But the mini is so nice that I also tend to buy both. But how could one use 2 iPads? Obe for work and the other for private stuff? No that is not what my life is organized.

    If really absolutely everything would be in sync from one iPad to the other thismight be a fit. But some of the files will always be only available on one iPad without syncing to the other one.

    So I will or have to go with an iPad 4 only, sniff!

  13. cogrady84 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I have my own iPad2 and recently got an iPad3 through work... comparing them side by side, the resolution difference is negligible to me, made my decision to go for an iPad mini and sell my iPad2 even easier.

    Maybe i'm just blind, but retina vs 1024x768 on the iPad really isn't a huge leap forward, however from 3GS to 4, seemed like a huge difference? :confused:
  14. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
  15. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    I didn't vote, as there's no option for "I bought both and I'm happy with that decision".

    Got great service through Apple, and getting a matching pair. Super excited for Friday.
  16. nandopr thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    You are correct. That option should be there. To bad it can not be modified.
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I like the concept of the mini but the internals are a turn off for me.
  18. mireille macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    No second thoughts on the 4th gen. Actually, I have second thoughts on getting the ipad mini now after reading the reviews....

    I'm sticking to with the retina screen for now.
  19. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    same here...actually reviews got me more excited about both, the speed of the 4 and the overall review of the mini...Have owned every ipad so far, I have never been excited about "retina", and don't miss it at all on the mini...
  20. tarasis macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    I'm struggling. I was going to get the 4, and my wife would inherit my 3 but she really can't tell the difference between retina and not (she's been reading a book on iBooks this last few days) and it may be that a mini would be a better bet for her. Particularly for reading to and from work.

    If by some miracle there are some in stock on Saturday when I visit te Genius Bar I may grab one and see what she thinks too it.
  21. token787 macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    The real reviews will come from the consumers. ;)
  22. jazz1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    That is what I was thinking. For me the iPad4 first to replace my iPad2, and then an iPad mini just for portability. I could even wait for a refurb. mini ;)

    My problem is I'd want LTE on the mini too. Between my three family iPhones, and potentially two iPads the data plan is going to kill me. I guess I could go the all in one bucket plan with ATT, but I've got four "unlimited" plans going.
  23. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    It's the same for me. Initial reviews have me excited for both, as the devices definitely seem very different, while at the same time familiar.
  24. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    You meant the troll reviewers / whiners with first world problems at MacRumors? :p
  25. Scott2345 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012

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