Ipad Mini 4 or Ipad 2017 for kids

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DzR-BaM, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DzR-BaM macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hi All,

    I need to buy 5 ipads in the next week or 2 for upcoming Christmas.

    Im not sure if I should get the mini or the 2017, Currently they share an Ipad Air and they love it, Id love to stay the bigger size, however not sure about the screen quality on the 2017, then on the other hand worried a new Mini will come out shortly after I buy these.

    Any advice on what to get them, ages 4, 7, 8, 9, 18 and will be in a kids safety case with front and back covers if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Hubcapjw macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2017
  3. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    I own both and the kids love the larger size. Specs wise it’s better over the mini. The larger footprint isn’t an issue for mine.
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Go with the 2017 model. It wins on both the price and performance front. Paired with something like the ff:


  6. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Get the 2017 for sure.

    Longer iOS support, larger battery, larger display, support for AR apps.
  7. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    I love the mini...but for your kids, i'd say the 2017 as well.
  8. CrystalQuest76 Suspended

    Dec 14, 2015
    West Cost A Lot
  9. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I've always thought the mini size is excellent for younger kids, but at this point in time I'd go with the 2017 9.7".
  10. DzR-BaM thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    First, thank you all to have replied, I will be going with the 2017,

    2nd do you have a name for that case at all? Im looking at something like that, but not sure If i also want a front cover aswell

    Cheers all
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I just searched for iPad kid case on Amazon. I think one of the cases include tempered glass. :p

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