iPad Mini 2 users, upgrading to Mini 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thadoggfather, Sep 19, 2015.


mini 2 to mini 4?

  1. yes

    59 vote(s)
  2. no

    32 vote(s)
  3. undecided

    22 vote(s)
  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    so are you gonna do it?

    i'm undecided but color gamut and higher ppi than air2, but with laminated display, and touch id is tempting.
  2. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    If Im going to upgrade Im going for an iPad Pro + pencil. Ive been waiting for a long time for a competent stylus for drawing.
  3. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I am holding out for Force Touch. Hopefully, we will see that in next year's iPad refresh...
  4. oldwren macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    I did, and I highly recommend it. It's an incredible upgrade in-hand.
  5. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    The iPad mini 4 looks like a fine upgrade. However when it comes down to it, my iPad retina does what I need it to do, and I think I'm better off waiting for now.

    I did upgrade from my original mini to the mini retina the day it was released (after owning the original mini for less than a year). But I use my mini for reading a lot, including pdfs, and the retina screen made it significantly more pleasant, so I'm happy with that decision.

    I admit I am tempted though, and I haven't actually gotten to put my hands on one and try it out for myself yet.
  6. MrGuder, Sep 19, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015

    MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I'm undecided, got my mini 2 from the apple refurbished store and works great but I really hate the hollow sound it makes when taping the screen. I wished I had waited, the mini 4 has some great features, touch id, more ram and better laminated display but for the 64GB model it would cost as much as the ipad air 2 which is currently having some great deals. I'm thinking of just keeping the mini 2 and getting an ipad air 2. Still not sure. I think the ipad pro will be a bit too big.
  7. radiologyman macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
    I will upgrade... Eventually, when price is right. Mini 2 is no slouch and I don't do anything on it that requires more horsepower. Better screen will come handy though
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
  9. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I did and have been using it for 2 days. The iPad Mini 4 is incredibly fast and smooth. It is much louder and has a more solid sound then the Mini 2. The screen is noticeably more colorful - vivid. I am very glad I got the 4. It's a keeper.
    That said, the Mini 2 is still a magical and capable device. I had planned to sell my 32gb LTE Mini 2, but may not be able to part with my old friend. Is that being selfish? Maybe mount it in my car permanently.
    At any rate, I will hang on to both for a while before I make any rash decisions.
  10. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    What has been the biggest part of the upgrade for you?
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
    For me the speed and the increase in quality of the screen colors, not dimmed out like the mini 2. Huge improvement in my opinion. The thinner and lighter is pretty nice as well.
  12. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    my wife had the first mini and she is blind and it was showing its age. it was stuck on 7 because we tried 8 and it sucked. lucky was able to bring it back to 7 before it was too late.
  13. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
  14. ipadking77 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2015

    Which one is which?
  15. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US

    Finally fixing the color issues with the display is very nice.

    Touch ID felt like a gimmick a couple of years ago but my Mini 2 is the only iDevice I own that doesn't have it, so that would be nice.

    The louder volume is nice but it doesn't get to the Air 2 level which is what it would need to do to make a difference to me (yes, I understand the physical limitations of the smaller case).

    I'm wondering if Apple will introduce a nicer case option than the silicone rubber case.

    For my needs for the Mini size, 64GB is overkill, so I may wait until refurbs turn up if I decide to upgrade.
  16. Violafab macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2014
    I'm not upgrading yet. My Mini 2 works perfect without lag or other problems I read about on MR.

    I can't justify buying a new one, when my current Mini 2 is superb. But if I had the Mini 1, I would upgrade instantly.
  17. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Undecided . . . for my use, the Mini 2 is fine--I use it all the time. But do like a few of the upgrades in the 4.
  18. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    I upgraded and I'm really happy I did, the screen looks nicer, it's lighter and a lot faster and that's what I needed, the mini 2 felt sluggish very often.
  19. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011

    If it supported Apple Pencil, I would have upgraded.
  20. Yorkshire Lad macrumors member

    Yorkshire Lad

    Sep 18, 2015
    I'll be changing from Mini 2 to Mini 4, but that's mainly because when I got my Mini 2 last year I made the mistake of getting a 16Gb version - should have bought the 32Gb one. 64Gb is probably too much for what I use it for, but heigh ho. My mum will get my Mini 2, since she likes to look at photos from relatives on Facebook and never got the hang of the laptop I gave her!

  21. AintDutchNotMuch macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2015
    The Netherlands
    I'm not going to upgrade to the Mini 4. My Mini 2 is a super fast, stable and reliable little friend:)

    I've seen that Apple ditched the mute/rotation switch, and I use that a LOT for locking and unlocking rotation. So I can keep using that. Also to me, the upgrade from the A7 to A8 processor is not significant enough to upgrade. I do like that the Mini 4 is thinner and lighter, has a better screen, 2GB RAM, and Touch ID would be very useful too. But, I will just patiently wait for the Mini 5 next year.
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    was really disappointed about the mini 3 last year, which is why i bought the cheapest mini 2.

    since im running out of space already and the biggest let downs (RAM, color gammut and cheap sound when touching the screen) were fixed, i'm upgrading to the 64GB mini 4 now.
  23. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I would love to upgrade to the Mini4 (from the Mini2) in the near future when i have the money for it.
  24. goox2 macrumors newbie


    Oct 29, 2012

    Now using the mini4 and I love it so much
    Better color & better sound,
    And I really LOVE how light it is
    No problem to hold it by one hand all night
  25. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    The Mini2 was on par with the frontline iPad of the day (Air 1). As such the Mini2 is no slouch today. I think I will holdout until a future Mini is on par with the latest Apple SoC used in the Pro; not wanting to be stuck using 1 year old technology right from the gate.

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