All iPads iPad Air or iPad Mini 2?

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iPad Air or iPad Mini 2

Poll closed Dec 21, 2013.
  1. iPad Air

    77 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. iPad Mini 2

    56 vote(s)
    42.1%
  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    #1
    Now I'm torn, only reason I want to get iPad Mini 2 is because I thought iPad will still come out heavy when it comes to its weight but now with the iPad Air, don't know what to pick? What do you think?
     
  2. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same iPad, but you get to chose, portability and $100 less?
     
  3. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    Well I was going to go with the mini because it was much less than the iPad but now only a $100 less I'm going with the air if I can sell my 4th gen for $400
     
  4. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    Mini 2 no doubt for me. This is the iPad I have been waiting for. I would have paid this much last year if it had these features.
     
  5. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bit confused - so is the ipad 2 retina now more powerful than the iPad Air?
     
  6. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    It's just as powerful (hopefully with more than 512mb) with a higher PPI count.
     
  7. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really disappointed.. Apple made the Retina Mini thicker and heavier than the gen 1 Mini. Yeah I know the tech couldn't get that small but it's still BS. Apple keeps going backwards on design to cram in underdeveloped ******** instead of just putting in more effort.. Heavier and thicker is backwards!

    Now the iPad Air is a step in the much better correct direction. I'll be skipping the Mini this time and picking up the Air..
     
  8. yegon macrumors 68020

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  9. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad Apple didn't gimp the mini this time. Whine all you want about the price, no competitor comes close on performance.
     
  10. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    ipad Mini 2 for me. When I first bought the mini it was the perfect size for a tablet. The screen was the dealbreaker so i sold mine months ago.

    ios simply works (and looks) better on a larger screen.

    So i have a Note 3 for my phone/pda, eventually an ipad Mini 2 for my tablet, and a Surface Pro for my laptop.
     
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  12. RAPTORSKI macrumors regular

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    Neither, I am going to wait and hope for Touch ID update next year. ;)
     
  13. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having a hard time choosing too. I need to know how much RAM is onboard. If one has more RAM than the other, it would be worth considering over the other one regardless of size.
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    makes no sense. Would you even notice the slight change? probably not. For the benefit of retina and the latest chip its a huge upgrade from the first mini. Its basically a mini pro(what people wanted).
    Still the full size is tempting ive had the 2nd and 3rd gen im not sure if i want the new one since the mini has the same specs. Hard to choose.
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The Air vs the 2/3/4 is not so much bigger than the Mini now, and the weights are closer too. The Air has the benefit of 2 generations of Retina heritage. The Mini could have kinks. Tough call.

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  16. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Definitely the Air

    It does however kind of freak me out how these pixels are reproducing. This Mini is ridiculous
     
  17. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I was really gung ho in getting the new ipad 5 with 128 GB, but now seeing that the iPad 2 retina has the same exact specs with a higher PPI and 128GB, I'm going for that one! Thanks to Apple for helping me make up my mind! I really thought the iPad 5 was going to be more premium.
     
  18. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you think they'll have them on display on their stores now? I need to personally feel the weight difference on them before I decide. Also yes it would be nice to know the RAM as it might affect my decision because of it. Do you think Apple Store employees know the RAM size?
     
  19. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just saying the Air model makes sense whereas the Mini, even if nobody will notice the weight/thickness increase.. I'm a designer minded person and compromising on design is what upsets me here. They had to renig on design to make Retina happen and that's just a bummer. I hope that battery life isn't halved from the Mini gen 1 now because of Retina.
     
  20. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the current cover for the iPad Mini Gen 1 work with the iPad Retina?
     
  21. princebig7 macrumors member

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    I would like to know this too I have a speck back case and the apple smart cover.
     
  22. Altis macrumors 68020

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    While I put weight at one of the most critical qualities of any tablet, I think the retina display will sell a ridiculous amount more and make more people happier than keeping the screen the same and not adding any weight.

    If what I'm seeing is true, the additional weight is extreme minor... That's an accomplishment in itself.

    I can't say the thickness bothers me. I want it to be comfortable too.
     
  23. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    But consider the Nexus 7 2013 model.. At 290 grams and has equally a 1920x1200 res LCD. It's just not as thin as the retina-Mini. I just fail to see why Apple couldn't get this done.
     
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