iPad mini Are you buying a new iPad rMini 2 with Touch ID?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    Okay I'm torn on this one, I just purchased the 6+ and unsure if I should buy the next iteration of rMini. Any of ipad rMini owners on the same boat as me?
     
  2. Megaman macrumors member

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    Just to be clear. Your wondering if you should get the mini as well?

    I have a rMini 128gb. i love it and take it everywhere with me. I also pre-ordered the iPhone Plus 128gb.

    I'm going to sell the mini. I have a MBPr 15". The size gap between them isn't worth it imo. Specially between the 3.
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    So ur selling the mini and just staying with the 6+?
     
  4. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a rMini. I don't use touchid and think it's stupid so that wouldn't win me over.
     
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol it's not stupid, I love it man
     
  6. Megaman macrumors member

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    I am going to sell the mini and keep the 6+.
     
  7. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    You sound pretty sure that the rMini 2 will be out this year.

    I don't think that the rMini 2 will be out this year.
     
  8. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    It's just an extra hassle for me
     
  9. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I won't buy another iPad until it has 2GB of RAM. I don't mind it on a phone, but Touch ID, a super fast 64-bit Soc, and increased camera function don't outweigh the lack of RAM when using an iPad productively.

    Word gets flushed out of memory, Safari tabs reload, etc.

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    Why wouldn't it?
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    TouchID is definitely coming... It's long overdue after they skipped it last year
     
  11. mtneer, Sep 16, 2014
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    I would wait and see. I have an iPhone 5 and last week made a call that what Apple was offering me in the iPhone 6 was not compelling enough to part with several hundred dollars. I'll apply the same value question at the iPad launch and take it from there.
     
  12. Totally macrumors 6502a

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    What evidence do you have that suggests it will have a second iteration that no one else has?

    I personally think Apple will second guess the mini now that there is a 6+... I think its about 50/50 that the mini will get an update next month.
     
  13. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    I don't understand why TouchID is a 'feature'. Like why do so many people want that?
     
  14. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever owned a mini? The difference is still quite big in comparison to any 5.5" phone.
     
  15. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I'm keeping my current retina Mini and I will likely buy the new Air.

    My Retina Mini is the 128GB LTE GSM model so if I try and sell it, I would probably only get half the amount I bought it for. I will just keep it as I intended when I bought it.
     
  16. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    If it's not a feature then what do you call it then? Have u ever tried it? Once u do, u'll understand
     
  17. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I tried the 5s. I don't get how it's a feature people are excited for. I pretty much turned it completely off
     
  18. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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  19. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Well tell me, why is anyone excited for it?
     
  20. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    TouchID would be extremely useful if iOS 8 had a multiple user support, at least on the iPad.
    I wish I could unlock the iPad with my finger on the home button and have all of my accounts loaded, then give the iPad to my wife so she can unlock it with her finger and have her facebook account instead of mine etc.
    That would be a very cool feature of TouchID on the iPad.

    And please Tim, tell the guys to put 2GB of RAM
     
  21. Erasmus, Sep 17, 2014
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    No. I don't think you should. As I posted in another thread, IMO out of the three categories:

    1) iPhone or iPod Touch
    2) iPad or iPad Mini
    3) Macbook Pro or Macbook Air

    you should pick two. I cannot imagine a scenario where someone would get three, and extensively use all three. Sure, a few people might, but they are almost certainly in the extreme minority.

    What you want is a portable work machine, and a more portable play machine. If you get a third device, what would its purpose be?

    I intend to have, within a month or two, an iPad. Then I will have a cheap (~$100 off contract) android phone (only used for calls/sms/maps/tethering), an iPad for mobile entertainment, my MBP for portable work, and my desktop for work and entertainment at home. All bases covered, but little overlap.


    EDIT: Further note, I think the iPhone+ is encroaching on category 2 territory a bit too much. I think you might be able to justify getting a full-size iPad, if you don't also have a notebook, but choosing an iPad Mini over an iPad, when you already own an iPhone+, seems insane to me.
     
  22. ron7624 Contributor

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    The 6+ won't run iPad apps. If you are using iPad only apps you will no longer have access to those.
    It is possible the developers will create new similar apps that can take advantage of that extra real estate. I'll be upgrading my rMini.
     
  23. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I currently have all 3 checked, 5s (waiting on the 6+), MBP, and rMini. hahaha
     
  24. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I currently have an rMini and a rMBP (15") and a Samsung Galaxy S5. I am happy with all sizes because each device has its own usage. I will not be getting the rMini2 because there's no need for me to. My rMini still works great and does what I need it to. I plan on keeping the rMini for as long as it is working. It's a great device.
     
  25. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The rMini is still the closest Apple IOS device to directly compete with the iPhone 6+ and it will have an effect on the rMini update schedule.
     

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