Any reason to think about upgrading to the next generation?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Splitbolt, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Splitbolt macrumors regular

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    I bought the original iPad Mini. I found it to be getting a bit slow with the apps I was using and I also thought the display was a bit poor, so I upgraded to the iPad Mini 2 w/Retina... I absolutely loved it then and I still love it now. Not only do I use it for personal reasons, but I run my business from it.

    The iPad Mini 3 didn't make any real changes, just a couple little things that I didn't care about.

    So my question is whether the next iPad Mini will have any big changes and if they will warrant an upgrade? Like I said, my iPad Mini 2 is still going strong, but I fear that after a new release they may bloat the OS so that my current iPad gets too slow.

    I know that no one knows for sure what is going to happen, I am just pondering this whole thing.
     
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Mini 4 will probably be thiner like the iPad Air 2 and will more than likely have a faster chip and other improvements. Your Mini 2 should be fine for the foreseeable future especially since Apple plans on having IOS 9 be more compatible with older models.
     
  3. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    That's pretty awesome if I can get more years out of my Mini 2. I don't mind it's thickness at all.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    mini 4 is expected to be super thin and basically just a smaller air 2 as mentioned above.
     
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    Agreed, making thing thinner does not make them better to me. How think the Air2 is does not make me want to use it more.
     
  6. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same thing with the iPhone. I used my 3GS and 4S naked. But they made the 5 so thin that I was forced to put a case on it.
     
  7. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    More ram. I'm using a 32gb air on wifi, and I'm totally pi**ed off with the constant "there is a problem etc etc" message when browsing, even with only one page open.
    2gb at least, 3 or 4 would be more sensible. Knowing Apple though, they'll disappoint in the ram department.
     
  8. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never seen that message. I use Chrome to browse the web, I do notice that when using multiple tabs They will go dark and need to refresh when switching back to one.
     
  9. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    The last year with ipad mini the the answer to that question was NO. But this year it's going to be a big YES. Full laminated screen with antiglare coating and improved colours, much better processor in efficience and power, 2gb of ram (with full split mode), thinner, with less weight...all these things are only based in rumours and my instinct, but as always i've said. Each two years is the sweet spot to sell your old iphone or ipad(it still has a good value) and buy the new one. That's my advice!
     
  10. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    "Full split mode"?? Does that mean that you can run 2 apps side by side? That would be awesome and I would definitely upgrade for that alone. That is my ONE gripe about using the iPad for everything.
     
  11. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I have also been getting the "there is a problem" web page opening error on my iPad Air lately. It's really annoying but I'm not sure if it's the web page or the iPad that's at fault here. I'm considering a Mini 4 but only if it gets 2 or more gigs of ram. Otherwise I will have to look into other brands of tablets. Apple needs to give us the ram we need for a good internet experience, that's just basic needs on a tablet and should work without question.
     
  12. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Split mode is a part of ios9 for ipad, but now, only the ipad air 2 supports full split mode, because it has 2 gb of ram. Ipad mini 4 is going to have 2gb of ram too, and full split mode support.
     
  13. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I just came here to see if anyone had posted about the "there is a problem" problem. It's driving me nuts on the iPad mini retina and the iPhone 6plus. I can barely finish reading news articles or comments sections because of this mess. What is going on?
     
  14. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    Not enough ram. Simple. Apple continually short-change on ram.
     
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    I'm thinking the iPad Pro (if its announced this year) will probably have the same 2GB Ram allowing for the split screen multitasking in IOS 9.
     
  17. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    2GB of ram update to iphone this year will be huge. As multitasking on the air 2 is fine
     
  18. newellj macrumors 601

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    Or so we hope. The other thing the Mini needs very badly is a display upgrade that puts it on par with the full size iPad retina displays.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    I've never seen that message. What are you doing with the iPad?
     
  20. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I always thought the iPad Mini 2 Retina had a great display.
     
  21. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    iPad mini retina AND iPhone 6 Plus. I'm reading web sites. Any news sites like Forbes or other technology sites that have embedded ads or comments sections keep reloading with the message flashing briefly at the top of the safari browser that there has been a problem so the page must reload. Sometimes this happens within a minute of me arriving at the page and other times I'm there for awhile but if I scroll down and the page is big with lots of comments it can happen later. That would be more common on blog sites. I do not use Chrome.
     
  22. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    The color gamut is not good so we don't see the true shades of colors that those on a full size iPad see. However the display of text appears more crisp and ink-like.
     
  23. newellj macrumors 601

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    Compared to the full size iPad retina display, the color accuracy is terrible (as GrumpyMom said).
     
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    I'm only using iOS 9 on an Air 2, so my experiences wouldn't be comparable, at least not vs. the rMini (mine is still on 8.x). More surprised about the phone but maybe iOS 9 really needs more RAM. That would not be consistent with what was promised, but in real life things don't always pan out. People often promise well above their ability to deliver. :(
     
  25. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    Not sure about that. For ipad is necessary to support full split mode, but for iphone...maybe to give a more future-proof model. I don't expect Apple introducing split mode in iphones this year. Iphone 6 plus has cannibalized some ipad sales(a lot of ipad minis), and for that I suppose Apple wants to differentiate ipads and iphones...with a good ipad mini 4 update(not like last year ipad mini 3 fail), they are going to sell a lot of them.
     

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