All iPads Damn, can't decide which to get... First world problems, I know

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

  1. Sangdushi macrumors regular

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    Both have the same internals. For me here are the pros and cons

    Pros for mini
    - Higher pixel density, I'm a pixel whore so this really tickles my pickle
    - as powerful as the air
    - thinner lighter and more portable

    Pros for air
    - bigger screen, maybe it's easier on the eyes
    - I feel like it'll make more sense getting the larger iPad since I have an iPhone if I want to go to there smaller screen

    Cons for mini
    - don't want to be squinting, not sure if this will be a problem
    - again, not sure if it makes sense to get the smaller iPad when I have an iPhone. Not even sure if this reasoning makes sense to me but it's a nagging deciding factor for me

    Cons for air
    - why didn't they make it more powerful and more future proof with better specs and battery life than the mini?
    - have a suspicion it will get an update fairly quickly to the A7X
     
  2. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Highlighted is the main reason to get the Air. And its a bit smaller/lighter as well that you did not mention.
     
  3. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    We also don't know if it's the same processor speed in the mini Retina as in the Air. It may be a lower-clocked version of the A7.
     
  4. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Really interested in this bit right here. Will GPU performance be the same? I am dying to get back to iPad quality graphics performance in games.
     
  5. its93rc macrumors 6502

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    "I'm a pixel whore so this really tickles my pickle."

    That made me laugh so hard.
     
  6. Sangdushi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not over the mini. I'm trying to measure the pros and cons over each other, not previous generations.

    Yeah, you're right. Migraines have always been a problem for me so I'm wondering if the air might be the way to go.
     
  7. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Already have a Mini but with cellular. Upgrading it not worth the cost to me personally.

    I rather spend on the new Air. So then I have one big and one small. :D
     
  8. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Correct, not over the mini, but now that the full size one is thinner/lighter, than that is a plus in my view ;)
     
  9. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Many severely undecided people in the days to follow.

    at least there's a couple weeks between releases.

    I figure, if you can hold out two weeks after the Air is released then you are a good candidate for a Mini :)
     
  10. Wraithbone macrumors newbie

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    They opted to make it lighter instead.

    I doubt that they will get an A7X chip. its powerfull enough to drive a retina display, so they made it lighter instead to preserve battery life.

    I think its a great idea to make it lighter! this was the single point that made me go for a mini last time!
     
  11. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    So basically: Do you want the bigger one, or the smaller one? Seems like a pretty straightforward decision to me.
     
  12. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Delaying the Mini a bit will help reduce cannibalization IMHO. You know how some folks gotta have the latest and greatest ASAP so the IPAD AIR is going to rule!!
     

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