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TomOSeven

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Hi all,

because I'm an insane person, I'm actually considering getting the iPad Mini 5.

The price is insane, comparing it to the much cheaper 10.5 iPad Pro, but I just prefer the tiny size.

However, the last iPad Mini I used was the 2nd generation one, so I'm not sure if recent ones support the multitasking features of newer iPads.

Can anyone enlighten me?
 

nicho

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The price is insane, comparing it to the much cheaper 10.5 iPad Pro, but I just prefer the tiny size.

In what way is the 10.5 iPad Pro cheaper?

On the refurb site, it's £449 for a refurb 64GB 10.5 IPP vs £399 for a brand new 64GB mini...

And yes, it does support all of the multitasking features, even ones the ipad 2018 doesn't like all 3 apps being active in split screen with a slide over.
 

TomOSeven

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In what way is the 10.5 iPad Pro cheaper?

On the refurb site, it's £449 for a refurb 64GB 10.5 IPP vs £399 for a brand new 64GB mini...

And yes, it does support all of the multitasking features, even ones the ipad 2018 doesn't like all 3 apps being active in split screen with a slide over.

I have to compare refurb to new because that's what available to me.

For refurbs, upgrades cost significantly less than with Apple, so the same config I want / need (256 GB / LTE), costs 550 € for the iPad Pro and 720 € for the Mini.

Thank you kindly for your reply!
 

nicho

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I have to compare refurb to new because that's what available to me.

For refurbs, upgrades cost significantly less than with Apple, so the same config I want / need (256 GB / LTE), costs 550 € for the iPad Pro and 720 € for the Mini.

I get that! The refurb ipad pro is still a decent purchase for many.

That said your numbers are odd to me. In the UK a 256GB / LTE configuration is £669 but the iPad Pro is £689. It's still more expensive.

What country are you in, getting ipad pros so cheap? I checked a bunch of countries and the only one that had your config is Ireland and it is €799 vs €779 for the mini.
 

kazmac

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Hi all,

because I'm an insane person, I'm actually considering getting the iPad Mini 5.

The price is insane, comparing it to the much cheaper 10.5 iPad Pro, but I just prefer the tiny size.

However, the last iPad Mini I used was the 2nd generation one, so I'm not sure if recent ones support the multitasking features of newer iPads.

Can anyone enlighten me?
iPad Mini 5 can do split screen, PIP, and multitasking.
 
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