All iPads Combined - Apple is killing iPad. New Models are Underwhelming

Discussion in 'iPad' started by koolmagicguy, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. koolmagicguy, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013

    koolmagicguy macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    New York
    iPad "Air" and iPad mini now have the same exact specs save only for size. And the Mini is $100 less.

    Seriously, who wouldn't go for the cheaper of the two? Besides, the pixel density will be higher on the Mini meaning it will look even better than the iPad Air.

    Sorry, but now that both devices have the same specs, who would be interested in the larger iPad Air?

    Edit: I personally don't give a rat's ass. I'm only curious why Apple would release two products that are so similar.
  2. wingsabr macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2008
    I imagine it would be the same people that are interested in either a 4in or a 5in iPhone. Choice is great!!!
  3. MauerFan macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    People that want a larger iPad.
  4. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    People that want to present photos on a larger screen, use it as a Video player in a car, or have a larger screen for other similar purposes.

    There is a market for different sized iPads, similar to there being a market for different sized phones.
  5. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Exactly! When can I order?
  6. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    I would because i prefer the larger screen. It's that simple.
  7. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I don't know...people that want a larger display. Ya think?
  8. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    anyone who wants a bigger screen.
  9. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    Uhmmm, isn't that why the Android fanboys are bashing Apple? They dance around with their 5 inch phones and 20 inch tablets.

    I'd take the bigger iPad anyday. ;)
  10. luminouslight macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
    Different sizes for different people. Okay that sounded wrong. More choices isn't bad. Except for my wallet!
  11. Bugdozer macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    I want the larger as my eye sight is not what it use to be a prefer to edit my photos on the larger iPad.
  12. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    I am getting a bigger iPad, I like the size it's just perfect especially now with the smaller bezzel. Stop projecting your own opinion on to everyone else.

    The "Apple killed their product, by doing x" has been done before, you and those before you are wrong.
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Larger one for me. I don't see the point in a mini. I have an iPhone, I have an iPad. Why would I need anything else?
  14. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Uh, me? Sorry to burst your bubble but some of us like having a bigger screen. It's more comfortable to use, easier to read, gives bigger touch targets and is an absolute god send when it comes to stuff like photographic work or, god forbid, sharing your screen with someone else.

    I'll still be getting a Mini Retina for work mind as there I want portability over everything else as I need to schlep it across a quarter mile campus in traditional British weather so fitting in a jacket pocket is essential. But for my own private device it's the Air every time.
  15. Korican100, Oct 22, 2013
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    Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012

    1. Pixel density wil be higher? Do you know how Apple's retina works?
    2. And to your second those that want LARGER SCREENS MAYBE?
  16. Brittany246, Oct 22, 2013
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    Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I'm more interested in the iPad Air because it's got a bigger screen, obviously.
  17. ABC5S, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  18. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    what I don't understand is carrying along the iPad 2. I mean, I do understand it from a business perspective... they want to sell MORE iPad Air models so they'll make the alternative an antequated piece of <hardware> to force you to buy the newest and spend the money.

    I wonder if this is going to become a trend. Iphone 6 release they'll announce they're stringing along the iPhone 4s or something and killing off the 5, 5s, and 5c. What they'd probably do is iPhone 6 and 5c and THAT'S IT. We will see....

    interesting move by Apple none-the-less
  19. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    LOL. You won't be able to see the pixels on the mini even more than you can't see them on an Air.
  20. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    So tell us how 'you' would do it

    Enlighten us
  21. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    I am. :)
  22. wmitch macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Umm... Me? :rolleyes:

    I like the large screen. Web browsing, video, and reading are all better on the full size. only downside was the weight which they just fixed.
  23. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I will also. I don't like the iPad Mini. It's too small for me. I only bought it because I traded my iPad 2 to my sibling. That was a mistake.
  24. thegreatdivorce macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2010
    Upper Left USA
    He's right, about the screen anyway. The Mini and Air have the same 2048x1536 resolution, giving the Mini a higher density display (326ppi vs 264, respectively.)

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