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

    Sep 9, 2011
    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 Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    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 G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    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


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    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


    Feb 8, 2012
    Austin, Texas
    "I'm a pixel whore so this really tickles my pickle."

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

    Sep 9, 2011
    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

    Nov 12, 2012
    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 Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    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 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    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

    Apr 14, 2010
    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


    Apr 22, 2011
    So basically: Do you want the bigger one, or the smaller one? Seems like a pretty straightforward decision to me.
  12. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    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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