Anyone jumping from Mini 4 to Pro 10.5?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by royinla14, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. royinla14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wondering if anyone else who is currently using the Mini 4 considering or ordered the new Pro? While I love the size of the Mini, I also like to have the latest specs so considering trying the new Pro.
  2. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    I'm not jumping from my mini to anything. I have an iPad mini 4 and an iPad Air 2. I'm looking to replace my iPad Air 2 with the new 10.5" iPad Pro and use it alongside my iPad mini 4.

    The only thing that's going to replace my iPad mini is a newer iPad mini. If a new one never comes out, my iPad mini will just get used until it dies.
  3. jaeb0922 macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2012
    Rhode Island
    I just bought a Mini 4 128GB from Sprint after losing my Air 2. It was 200 off the cellular model so 329. Couldn't let that steal go by.

    I'm getting a Pro 10.5 as soon as it's on the Speint shelves too
  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    i honestly hate how slow the mini4 is compared to my 7plus. If the screen, 120hz etc impresses it will be replaced.
  5. jaeb0922 macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2012
    Rhode Island
    I don't really have an issue with the mini 4 speed but I'm sure the pro 10.5 will show me how slow it is.
  6. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Nah, I'll keep my mini4 until it dies. Then, I'll steal my husbands mini until it dies. Then I might even plug in my kindle and start reading it, and use my MBP to do everything else. It's the size and weight that matters to me, I've never liked that 10" mid size, ever since the original iPad. Since it's not too slow now, I expect that it will perform just fine for another couple of years.
    When I'm got my 6+ phone I stopped using my mini, and was surprised how it missed it.
  7. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    For us mini lovers id love if they found a way to maximize the screen for that form factor but i dont the margins are good enough to justify for apple
  8. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    I'm jumping from a mini retina to a 10.5.
    I have been ready to change for a long time now. The mini will still get used, just not a lot.
  9. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    That is the plan for me. I believe it's a big enough upgrade. Got to play with it in store and wait for a better discount/gift card deal. Not in a huge rush so I can wait.
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
  11. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I'm looking at buying a mini 4 next time it goes on sale. Really want to move down from my air 1. Was hoping for a new release, but looks like I should give up hope for anytime in the near future
  12. Kottbular macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2017
    I'm jumping from mini 2 to pro 12.9. I swore by the size of the Mini, but ever since I got an iPhone 6s+ I barely reached for the mini. So this time around I thought I'd get the biggest one as laptop replacement. Very optimistic about iOS11!
  13. Whoakapi macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2010
    I've been using a Mini 4 for about a year. I've ordered the Pro 10.5 as I feel that the Mini is a bit too small.

    But before the incoming Pro 10.5 has passed my display inspection, I'm not selling the Mini 4...
  14. PaulaE macrumors newbie


    May 10, 2017
    I wanted to upgrade mine,mini 4,but I don't like the big I still hopefully waiting for a mini 5 hahaha
  15. dexterie macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2015
    BE, EU
    I am jumping. My mini 4 is getting super slow... too many hiccups and so. But first i need to see the 10.5" in person.
    But most probable, next week...I'll be passing the mini 4 to some family member.
  16. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Me, I like my Mini 4 but I got a family member a 9.7 pro and I love it. And I really want the Pencil support for notes.
  17. PBMB macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2015
    I will keep my mini 4 until either a mini 5 comes out or it dies. I bought it mainly for its size, but I waited first for Apple to give good display and CPU to the mini series. I use it everywhere, this size is very convenient if you want to go out with a small bag only. Ideal for travel, to have quickly information about location, weather and news, while several maps (except Google's and Apple's own which I don't use) give so many details and navigation tools. The other iPads are simply too large for this. They are of course better indoors, e.g. while sharing information on the display among colleagues, but for travel/outdoors I say no. They are too big.

    If Apple wanted, they could easily fit a 9" screen in the actual physical size of the mini by drastically reducing the bezel. If they do this, along with a good update of the internals, I will buy it in a heartbeat even if this means a serious price hike.

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