I played with an Air for a few minutes today, and it cemented my personal preference for the Mini. I just think they hit the sweet spot in tablet size with the Mini, it hits the right balance.
Curious to see who is upgrading from the iPad Mini to the iPad Air.
Weight has always been the factor steering me to the iPad Mini, but now that's addressed with the iPad Air, who is ditching the Mini in favour of the Air?
I'm thinking about selling my still new but non-returnable iPad 4 for a Mini/Air.
Definitely waiting to see if Retina Mini is noticeably sharper than Retina Air. If it is - no brainer. If not really noticeable - it will be a much tougher sale because I prefer the larger screen for reading (90% of my iPad use goes to reading)
I went from full sized iPad to mini then back to Air, which I just received today, and I'm so glad I'm back.
The weight of the mini was awesome, but the larger screen was always what the iPad was meant to be. It just feels more natural for me because you hardly have to zoom in anything to read. And with it being so light and smaller that the moment I opened the box, it almost tricks my eyes into believing it was a mini.
The Air is definitely for me and I'll be sticking with the 9.7" form factor for all my future iPad purchases.
Agree, although this probably boils down to individual preferences, too.iPad Air indeed has larger screen for reading. Too large in fact.
At first i thought iPad Mini was too small but when I tried one, it feels just nice for reading. The size is similar to common books. Texts are still large enough to be read. And when I tried iPad Air, it feels too big for me now.
I've had iPads 1,2 and 3 and then switched to a mini. I bought the Air on Friday. Now I'm not sure if I want to keep the Air or go back to the mini.
I'm in a similar situation, but I'm considering getting both. Hard to decide...