Biggest Reason To Invest in iPad Mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by willmtaylor, Aug 28, 2012.

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What's your biggest reason for getting an iPad Mini and not something else?

  1. Size - Smaller/more portable form factor than other tablets.

    55 vote(s)
    61.8%
  2. Price - Cheaper than an iPad & bigger tablets.

    23 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Quality - Better than my 7" tablet now.

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Features - More than my 7" tablet now.

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Other - Please explain in thread.

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    For those considering the purchase of an iPad Mini (air/nano/et al), what is your biggest reason for getting one?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    For me, it would be 2 things. First, it is smaller/lighter and therefore more portable. Second, it would be less expensive.
     
  3. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    i considered purchasing one, then i realized how dumb of a move that would be and went back to using my iPad 3.
     
  4. h0mi macrumors member

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    At $300 I'd pass, though I might similarly consider getting the 3G/lte model of the mini iPad. It will really depend on the specs the device officers. My 3rd gen iPad is nice but not as portable as I'd like, and my decision to go with Verizon has been mostly good.
     
  5. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Remote control for my theater room. Lights, fan, AC, speakers, receiver, projector, Mac Mini, etc...all controlled by an iPad Mini.
     
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    Weight
    Size
    Portability
    Lower price

    I see tablets becoming the future slowly, wiping out some laptops such as netbooks.
     
  8. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Size, weight, portability.

    According to those priorities, the new iPad being thicker and heavier than the iPad2 was actually step backward.
     
  9. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    The Mini would be perfect for commuter on public transit - easy and light to whip out and hold in one hand.
     
  10. Purant macrumors 6502

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    Maybe we should wait to see the product first?

    Or at least, can we agree on a few assumptions on the product so we can have a discussion?

    Because depending on the price and specs it might change a lot of how we perceive it.

    1) If it has a retina display and has the same specs (or better) as the iPad 3 it will be exactly the iPad 3 just smaller. I expect it to be more than 300$ in that case. It will be just as "cutting edge" as the ipad 3, just smaller, it will be another "flagship" model for apple and it will be better/more expensive than it's competition.

    2) If it doesn't have a retina display, and it has the specs of an iPad 2, I will perceive it more as... "iPad Lite". The cheap/smaller iPad. It would have to be priced pretty aggressively in that case (200$ or less) to be interesting.

    The iPad mini seems a lot like a reaction to the Nexus 7 and I'm still not sure which route Apple will take. (1) The more expensive but clearly better or the (2) similar specs and similar price so it boils down more to a iOS vs Android thing.
     
  11. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Most are speculating that, at this point, it'll be priced started at $199-$249.
     
  12. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't know how anyone can predict prices that low considering the iPod Touch is $199 to $399.
     
  13. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Because I just love imaginary objects that don't exist.
     
  14. lazard macrumors 65816

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    because it's gonna be the next fashion accessory.
     
  15. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oh give it a rest! Same ol' song and dance; you're a member of MacRUMORS forum.
     
  16. Populus macrumors 6502

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    At a price of 299$ or less, I'd consider buying a 7,85" iPad.
    The main reason for buying an iPad mini, thus, would be the price.

    I still, however, wouldn't be completely sure of which one to buy.
     
  17. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    And you think that means I like to buy imaginary objects that don't exist?

    Just curious. How old are you?
     
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  19. pjv1990 macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I see no reason to invest because there is an iPad mini already out called the iPod Touch :)

    I'm just happy with my current iPad
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The biggest reason to "invest" in an iPad Mini is because you have approximately $300 you want to see depreciate 25% in one year, 50% in two, and 25% in three.
     
  21. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    this is apple, not google. No way we'd see $199.
     
  22. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Semantics pemantics. You get the gist. I teach English all day long; give me a break on here. :eek:

    Better than almost any other "return" on consumer electronics, though.:rolleyes:
     
  23. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I've seen in the news someone is selling their Apple I for $120,000-$150,000. It might have depreciated a lot in the first several years, but overall that's a gain of about 15% per year. Not bad.
     
  24. mrderik macrumors member

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    Duhh. So I can get all those darn kid games off mine, and she can have her own..... :)

    I see a no-brainer xmas present for a 5 year old in my future.
     

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