iPad mini I was gifted an iPad mini 4!

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  1. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    i have the Air 2 which I love but find it gets tiring to hold during chemo sessions or while reading in bed. I have a bit of neuropathy in my hands & holding the iPad with one hand while typing makes it worse.

    At any rate it's gold & 32GB & I can't wait for it to be delivered! It's perfect for all my books. Now I need a slim cover!

    Happy Holidays everybody
     
  2. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Happy Holidays and congratulations!!!
    Enjoy!
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Congrats!

    Fun fact: probably about 80% of the comments I've posted here over the last 15 months, including this one, were composed on an iPad Mini 4.
     
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  5. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Enjoy!

    I liked my iPad Mini 4 when I had it but I wanted the extra power of the iPad Air 2.
     
  6. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I adore my Air 2, use it everyday, it is great. On chemo days having something a bit easier to handle will be a blessing. I am rich in friends though, I couldn't have afforded to buy this myself & it will give me a bit of extra physical comfort.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    What "extra power"? The devices are almost identical except for the screen size.
     
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  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Air 2 has a tri-core A8X processor while the Mini 4 has a dual-core A8. So the Air 2 is more powerful, but in typical every day use, I think the difference is pretty negligible.
     
  10. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I think even "hard core" users would be pretty pressed to find a difference.
     
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    An awesome present. Have a lovely holiday playing with it :)
     
  12. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Correct. With normal tasks, they're almost identical.
     
  13. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    Happy holidays. Hope you get well soon. 32gb and Gold is a great combo since it has plenty of storage and a nice white front. Enjoy your new present.
     
  14. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Mini arrived & it is wonderful! Perfect size for reading & listening to meditation audios in bed. I am really amazed by how slim & light this is. Some games are easier too, Real Racing 3 is better on the smaller mini IMHO
     
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    I can't wait to get mine next week. I got the same color and GB size. I tried it out in person today at Best Buy. I enjoy the display quality. The side by side multi-tasking is great as well. It really is the best mini tablet out there!
     
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  17. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got an inexpensive, slim Smart Cover that is a lot like Apple's but also covers the back of the device.

    I also just had a good CT scan so hopefully will be around to see the next round of new iPad's released
     
  18. Jessemtz25 macrumors regular

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    Congratulations, I've been considering buying one for my son for easier handling during him watching movies on it.
     
  19. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Here's hoping your CT Scan goes well!
     
  20. zohaali146 macrumors regular

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    I must say, you are one lucky person. I wonder why no one gifts me gadgets.
     
  21. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had a good CT scan, Oncologist is pleased! I continue on with Opdivo infusions. :)
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2017 ---
    People gift me gadgets because they are awesome Seriously, I have cancer & they care enough to know that these items aren't in the budget for me anymore.
     
  22. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Glad it went well!
     
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    Hopefully you'll be through this before you know it!

    Glad to hear you've got a new toy to keep you company during these hard times. I know having a new gadget was always my go to fix when my heart condition would flare up.
     
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