iPad 4 or iPad Mini ?

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  1. britton45, Oct 25, 2012
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    britton45 macrumors newbie

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    Do not own a iPad. What should I buy?
    iPad 4 64GB Black like Retina Display or iPad Mini Black 64 GB like the size.
    Have a MacBook and iPhone 5.
    Going to pre-order.
    Let me know.
    Thank you,
    Tim
     
  2. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Not sure why you would pose such a question to random strangers.

    Why not just write "4" and "mini" on two squares of paper, throw them in a jar, and pick one out?
     
  3. britton45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great idea maybe I will.
    Thank you.
    Tim
     
  4. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Am sure you will be happy with either one, and that's all that really counts.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    The difference between the two is really on how you will use the iPad.

    Do you want a retina display or will you prefer a smaller tablet that's easier to use in one hand, i.e., can use it to read books on the subway.

    For me a smaller device fits my needs a heck of lot better then the larger iPad with a retina display.
     
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    Buy both and decide which one you can't live without.
     
  7. britton45, Oct 26, 2012
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    britton45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Preordered the iPad 4 for the retina display and faster I hope.
    Thank you,
    Tim
     
  8. Avatarshark macrumors regular

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    Big screen or small screen?
    Lower price or higher price?

    GO with your needs.
     
  9. MRU Suspended

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    iPad mini was developed for internet PRON as it keeps the other hand free :D :p


    Really it depends on what you want, I have an iPad 3 but I'm actually going to move to an iPad mini (so some would argue a step down) but I find I primarily use my iPad in bed for reading each night, for sending app content to my appleTV via AirPlay and I think the smaller size and less weight will be more beneficial than the retina display (which is fabulous and I will miss) on the iPad 3.

    I must admit was tempted by the 2x speed claims and 2x graphics of the A6x processor on the iPad 4, but then thought about it and realised that my iPad 3 never seems sluggish or slow so maybe I don't need more speed either right now, plus I have the A6 in my iPhone 5 anyway.

    Either way I'm sure you'll enjoy your new iPad :). Just hope it's for longer than the 6 months before we see another refresh...
     

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