iPad mini iPad Mini 2

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  1. hallidc, Oct 22, 2013
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    hallidc macrumors 6502

    hallidc

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    What do you guys think of the new iPad Mini? Will you be getting one?

    Details:

    - 7.9" Retina Display
    - Starts at $399
    - Powered by A7 chip and is 64 bit
    - 4x faster CPU tasks
    - 10 hour battery life
    - has 2x faster with updated wifi bands
    - Comes in silver/white, space grey/ black
    - Available later in November
    - Newly available leather cases in a variety of colors for $69+

    Current iPad Mini

    - Lowered price to a $299
    *thread is updated as announcements come!
     
  2. td2243 macrumors 6502

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  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    $425 for me after tax

    I might as well get the ipad air

    Did they mention the weight ?
     
  4. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    not for $399 i loled. Too bad no ipads for me this year even tho I sold my ipad mini! No touch ID no buy.
     
  5. ThePiratkapten macrumors newbie

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    I will definitely buy it as soon as possible!
     
  6. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Didn't they say later in November?

    Which means the last week me thinks

    Which is about a month (I'm good at math :) )
     
  7. Sdahe macrumors 68000

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    For $100 more I get the iPad Air... better for what I'm gonna be using it for...
     
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  9. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Going to be a hefty little thing most likely
     
  10. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Too much. I know it's Apple's style to not compete on price, but I'll be sticking with my 1st gen mini. At $499 for a 32GB model (minimum usable IMO), you might as well be looking at the iPad air. When the refurbs come around maybe I'll give it a second look.
     
  11. icw70 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be getting the iPad Mini w/Retina. Been waiting a year for it to come out. I can handle the extra 70.00 or so. It's the perfect size and with retina, oh yeah!! Space Gray baby!
     
  12. mcdj macrumors G3

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    yeah, an extra ounce for 4G, even less than an ounce more for wifi only. massive.
     
  13. JohnnyIOS macrumors member

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    Too expensive...it's a lol16GB :rolleyes:
     
  14. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    32gb will be 470ish after tax.... Ouch.! Perspective I paid 269 for 32gb Nexus 7. Not comparing devices.... Just price.
     
  15. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Wish I knew how much memory this will have. That's my #1 problem right now. Switching back and forth between Safari and Notability, the iPad Mini has to reload the applications every single time.
     
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Vindicated! :)

    No way was mini with retina going to be $329, that just keeps cannibalization going. And if they could sell the 1st mini for $329 like hot cakes, higher price for retina was inevitable.

    Now more folks have more thinking to do between the new mini and the new Air.
     
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    Nov 1st. Just 9 days away.
     
  18. Firocity macrumors member

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    I think the November 1st date only applies to the Ipad Air not the Retina Mini.
     
  19. royinla14 macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately there is no specific date confirmed for the mini 2....just Later in November....
     
  20. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    He'll yes. More than I wanted and they somehow didn't screw up the size/weight. Based on my current mini, it will easily be my most used/useful tech.
     
  21. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    I have been without an iPad since April so a little more wait will not hurt. In this time and given todays announcement I have decided to the dump the full sized iPad for the Mini 2 based on the fact that it has:

    a) Retina

    b) 128GB of storage

    c) The same internals

    d) The mini looks far sexier than its dinosaur sibling.
     
  22. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    The iPad mini is 1/10th of an inch thicker. That's almost a 25% increase. No thanks.

    Maybe next year they'll come out with the Apple iPad Mini Air 2 LTE blah blah.... innovation is DEAD at Apple.
     
  23. mtj111 macrumors member

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    Oh dear oh dear.

    It is 7.5mm vs 7.2mm of the first gen. 4.2% thicker :rolleyes:
     
  24. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    To quote Phil Schiller, "The new iPad Mini is 1/10th of an inch thicker than the existing Mini" ... now 1/10th of an inch is 2.5mm, so not sure where you're getting your info. 2.5mm increase is actually a 33% increase in thickness.

    Not sure if I trust Phil's words or the Apple Specs site. I highly doubt it'd only be 3/10ths of a mm thicker, that would be so negligible that the battery increase wouldn't compensate for the retina.
     
  25. mtj111 macrumors member

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    Phil Schiller did not say a single word about the thickness of the retina mini. The 1/10th inch quote is from the thickness of the iPad Air.
     

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