All iPads Anybody still interested in Ipad mini 1st gen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by raccoonboy, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Now price down to 299 usd which was where it was supposed to be priced at launch.

    Im interested to sell my Ipad 2 and get the original Mini because, i honestly can't tell the diff between mini and mini 2 (maybe my eyesight is bad). Its cheaper and i think at the moment to 64bit still has problem with apps force close???

    If anyone can advise.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Id still get the original mini. With the dropped retail price, refurb and used models will be even cheaper! Nothing beats that kind of a bargain!

    But if you don't see a difference in screen, the only issue for you may be speed. The retina mini is much faster, but I have no problems with my iPad mini's speed
     
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I'm interested in the Walmart $100 GC on BF. A 16 mini for $199 is tempting. :)
     
  4. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    My GF and I are getting a 1st gen Mini for her son. I also plan on getting my mom one someday. That Black Friday deal at WalMart is tempting, but I really don't want to put myself into that kind of social situation.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I plan on keeping my original mini for a good while longer - it still suits my needs well enough :)
     
  6. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    iPad Mini 1 is almost exactly the same internally as the iPad 2. So you are willing to plonk down $300+ just for the smaller form factor? At that point you may as well go for the rMini since that would have a longer expected support span. Otherwise, in my opinion, you are putting down the full price of the purchase just to one feature.
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Maybe at $199-225 it becomes tempting. $299 for two year old guts and and a not so great screen is no bargain in my mind. There is $100 worth of upgrades in the rMini and the enjoyment level will be higher. I have an rMini and Air. The only issues I've run into is Safari frequently crashing. Everything else has been solid.
     
  8. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Nope, Im willing to plonk $200 for a refurb or used one :]
     

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