Ipad Mini 1 vs Mini 4

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OldMacGuy, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. OldMacGuy macrumors newbie

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    I have the original iPad Mini. Just cracked the screen after 3 years of happy use. So will likely upgrade to Mini 4 (maybe Air 2). I use the Mini mostly for web browsing. (reading Newpapers, financial sites etc.)

    How do web page loading etc. compare between Mini 1 and Mini 4. My wife's iPad Air 1 seems much faster than my Mini. Will the mini 4 be a big improvement over Air 1?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes, a huge improvement. Good deals to be had on Air 2s. Depends on what size you want.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    In my experience with the Air (which I owned for over a year) and Air 2 (which is faster than the Mini 4) there is not a huge difference for most purposes, so in terms of comparing the Mini 4 to the Air 1, you probably will not see a huge improvement. However, the Mini 4 will take full advantage of the iOS 9 multitasking (specifically, Split View) which the original Air can't do, and the extra 1 GB of RAM in the Mini 4 vs. the Air 1 should help with web page reloads, so overall it may be a better experience. Someone else pointed out that Staples currently has sale pricing on Air 2 models (all of them) at $150 off, which makes the Air 2 very close to the Mini 4 in price, if you were thinking about a full-size (I guess we need to start saying mid-size) iPad.
     
  4. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

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