iPad mini Are you waiting for next Mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lamarak, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Lamarak macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I have the ipad 3 and plan on using it till ipad mini 2. I think we will see retina type display. Not saying this ipad mini not good but think we will see a better screen in about 6 months. I have np with apple releasing things more quickly, we just now need to pick and choose better with what seems going to be more release cycles with the ipad family.
  2. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2010
    i dont think 6 months, but deffinetly in a year. but really if you use it for a year...its only 27$ a month.
    Not that big of a deal. i spend more money on energy drinks.
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    i think the mini is fantastic, but i'll wait for retina and leather smart covers :p


    how much do you think it'll resell on ebay when the 2 comes out?

    50-75% of original price?
  4. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    First of all, I don't think Apple is moving to a 6-month cycle. They are just rearranging product cycles and instead of delaying iPad 4, they just cut short the life of 3rd gen iPad and moved iPad cycle to October. Regarding mini, 512MB RAM and the potential retina display in the next gen. is holding me back.
  5. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    Going from retina to non retina is a noticeable difference. Until it has that, I'll be happily using my red headed step child of an iPad 3.
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    No, I'll enjoy this one until the next comes out and then sell it. Rinse and repeat.
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    You should read John Grubers blog, it gives great perspective on the mini in regards to retina display (or lack of)


  8. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    I am waiting on the mini2. Maybe out this spring.

    While waiting, I will be using the first mini due to arrive on Friday.
  9. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    If I was to buy a mini it would have to be one with a retina display. Ever since I bought my first iPhone it ruined me for low res screens.
  10. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    I read a lot. The clarity of retina is amazing to me.

    So, it depends on what happens Friday when I unbox the Mini and take a look at the screen. If I am pleased, I will keep it. If not, I will return it and wait.
  11. rearviewmirror macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    +1. I can't see buying anything from Apple that isn't retina any more, while I wouldn't mind an iPad Mini, after seeing my iPad 3 go obsolete after 7 months I'll hold out for the next round of Mini's, which I'm certain will be a retina.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, because my need is more immediate. I want a product around the size of my kindle but having more functionality. The Mini (and the Nexus) both fullfill that need for me now, why wait until for another revision. I mentioned the Nexus is because I'm withholding my judgement on the mini until I have it in hand.
  13. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yes. 1GB RAM and retina and I'm buying in a flash.
  14. d123, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    1GB RAM is likely, but I don't think retina is going to happen for a while and retain the form factor and weight.

    Battery tech will need to improve significantly for a start, and contrary to the MacR "experts" who have condemned it without actually seeing it themselves, most reviewers have had good things to say about the screen.

    For example, the Guardian says:

  15. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I will be eagerly following all the rumors of the iPad Mini with Retina on my iPad Mini without Retina.
  16. johannar macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012

    Overpriced and no retina display, so yes I'm waiting for next mini.
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    It will never be $250.
  18. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    The iPad will never work on a smaller form factor
    The iPhone will never be bigger than 3.5"
    The iPad3 won't get an update this early
    The iPhone 4 couldnt possibly get thinner

    Seriously, when are people going to stop being so definitive about what can and can't happen in technology.
  19. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    I'm waiting.

    There is no way I'm dropping $500 on an LTE model without Retina only to feel like a chump when the Mini 2 rolls out next spring/summer.
  20. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    I think the mini 2 will be A6 or A6x, 1 or 2GB of ram, retina screen and 32, 64 and 128GB storage options. That would be perfect.
  21. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    i'll be eagerly waiting for the retina mini while using this mini.
  22. darthque macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2012
    uh huh

  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Well historically Apple sticks with its price points.

    Ever since the 3G the newest iPhone has started at $199.
    The iPad has always started at $499.

    Google is able to get it's low price by subsidizing with ad revenue and has accepted it will break-even or take a small loss on the hardware; Apple does not have this luxury. Maybe they will do $299, but I doubt it will go down from there.

    My point is that saying you won't buy a Mini because it is overpriced means you will never own an iPad Mini.
  24. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    What if the original iPad mini drops to $249 when the 2nd gen iPad mini comes out? I could see that.
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I was referring to the current one, but will people still consider it overpriced if it has the current specs at $250 when the next gen N7 is priced similarly?

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