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

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

  1. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    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


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    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

    May 15, 2007
    I'm interested in the Walmart $100 GC on BF. A 16 mini for $199 is tempting. :)
  4. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    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


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    I plan on keeping my original mini for a good while longer - it still suits my needs well enough :)
  6. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    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

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    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


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Nope, Im willing to plonk $200 for a refurb or used one :]

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