iPad mini Christmas came early, looks like

Discussion in 'iPad' started by c3str, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. c3str macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Now, I see both sides of the screen debate. I am wondering if any other iPad mini users feel like this is the device they've wanted and hoped for.

    My experience:
    This is the mini-computer I've dreamed of since I was a little geekgirl. The size. The OS. I have an iPhone but honestly for me it's Just A Phone + camera. Too small for me to be interested in Web browsing,reading, Pinterest, gaming... And I have an iPad 3. Too big for my purse, too heavy for extended book or NYTimes reading.

    On the iPad mini, I'm finding touch-typing workable. Reading. Web. Pinterest. Photo-browsing. I don't truly know if Apple had to sacrifice Retina for size or greed.

    But suddenly...I'm surprised to find I don't care. Anyone else? Geez I love this thing. :p:apple:
  2. bigboar macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    I am with ya! Except for the girly parts:D
  3. nanotoj macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2010
    I agree. After using it for about 10 hours or more since getting it I have found one thing to make a huge difference in reference to the screen. My iPhone apps still work great for the most part but I experimented and bought the iPad version of a few apps and the resolution is so much better. I was keeping it anyway but now I am much happier after rebuying a few apps. Tapatalk is the one with the biggest difference I have seen so far.
  4. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    I totally understand what you are thinking. I tested it out at the apple store yesterday and now I'm trying up figure out how to sell iPad 3 for as much as possible to fund an iPad mini with LTE. I love the size and it will fit in my new purse perfectly. I keep wondering if I will miss the bigger screen but I don't think I will. My kids are getting iPad minis for Christmas. I think they will love them!!
  5. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    I couldn't agree more with the sentiment of is thread. This feels like e perfect size for an iPad. And the weight reduction is simply marvelous. While I do notice the absence of a retina display, it's far being a deal breaker. The iPad mini is simply a joy to behold, and to hold.
  6. Izzybeff macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    I don't even have my cellular version yet and I can already tell you it will be perfect for me. Ever since I got the first iPad I've been saying this would be perfect if it was smaller. I can't wait to be able carry it airing in my purse. Personally I'm looking forward to using it instead of my iPhone.
  7. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    I totally agree. My iPhone 5 is my texting/phone/camera. The iPad Mini fills the void for the lightweight stuff that I don't really need a ton of power for - though, that being said, it still does have a good bit of power under the hood.

    As for the screen, screw the haters. I'd rather get 12 hours of battery life and have it weigh half a pound than have it be retina. In the future, sure. But I'd rather have perfect usability than spec bragging rights to impress some Android fanboy.
  8. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I felt the same way. Went to the apple store to have a play, the moment I picked up the mini got flashbacks of the Star Trek PADD I dreamt of as a kid, lol. The size, the thickness, the silver casing...we're living in the future :D

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  9. apierrec macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012

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