iPad mini iPad mini 4 : smaller iPad Air 2, when? iWanttttt!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by animatedude, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    Reading all the positive comments about the new iPad Air 2 makes me wish if Apple released a new mini with the same qualities of the new Air....

    I want to get the iPad Air 2 i'm just used to the iPad mini size.

    I can't wait for the iPad mini 4...:confused:
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That would be a really nice product indeed.
     
  3. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Especially the 2 GB of Ram on the Air....i'm tired of Safari tabs refreshing every time.
     
  4. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Apple doesn't want one device to cannibalize sales of another device so it will likely stagger the improvements with iPad getting it first, iPhone 2nd then Mini last since it's lower margin. If they make the improvements across the board all at the same time then there would be less of an incentive to buy an iPad Air 2 if the iPhone 6+ has the same guts, 2GB DRAM and A8X, and level of user experience.
     
  5. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

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    This is one thing I don't like. I don't like how the iPad doesn't have as good of a camera as the iPhone! Why not?! Why do that? Make all the products the best you can make them.
     
  6. iceman42 macrumors regular

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    they are so post to announce a iPad mini 4 today when they announce the new iPhones.
     
  7. oldwren macrumors 6502

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    John Gruber is now changing tune and saying today is Apple's only fall event this year. So if an iPad mini 4 is coming, it's today.
     
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    bounou macrumors 6502

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    Curious to see when the mini 4 will be available for sale, are we going to have to wait till November like the Pro or will it be available shortly after launch? If they delay it for 2 months the sales of the Mini 3 are really going to tank.

    If they stick an A9 processor with 2GB of ram in it i will probably pick one up if its available quickly.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I would be heavily tempted.
     
  10. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Not gonna happen if the Mini 4 is announced today and the Air 3 isn't.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    Here's hoping that it gets a decent retina display comparable to the 9.7" iPads, unlike the color-starved display in the Mini 2 and Mini 3.
     
  12. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Air 2 is $150-$250 less than the iPhone 6/6plus. I'll gladly take a small camera disadvantage (which takes great pics btw) and gain the better processor and RAM upgrade.

    The camera on the Air 2 is very impressive and not that far behind the one on the 6
    http://www.imore.com/ipad-air-2-vs-iphone-6-camera-comparison
     
  13. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    I don't care much about the color gamut, but improved speakers would be nice.
     
  14. oldwren macrumors 6502

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    Improved color gamut is one of the things I'm really hoping we'll see from the iPad mini 4. I have a mini 2, and the color gamut just looks washed out. Reds really suffer.
     
  15. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Speàker on my IPad Mini 2 suck. Hopefully we get a better paid of speakers in this new upcoming iPad mini 4 with 3 GB of ram instead of the lousy old 1GB of RAM. Which is horrible for stock trading platform applications.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    If they don't upgrade the display, there is no other combination of upgrades (size, weight, RAM, SoC) that would persuade me to upgrade. YMMV...
     
  17. meechy macrumors 6502

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    So its just been announced, is it basically the same size etc but with the internals of the air 2 now?
     
  18. newellj macrumors 601

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    So color me officially frustrated. Other than an acknowledgment of a new Mini 4 with an upgraded SoC, no details at all... :rolleyes: Don't worry, it's definitely not a life-threatening condition. :D
     
  19. meechy macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking it's probably the exact same dimensions, screen etc but with air 2 internals now hence no details were given.
     
  20. newellj macrumors 601

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    If forced to guess, I would go with your theory. I'm hoping I'm wrong, though.
     
  21. Rava macrumors member

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    I was completely ready to buy an ipad mini 4...but I don't really like the fact that they just glossed over it like an afterthought, not thrilled about an A8X over A9 either. Also ever since I heard the rumor about rose gold iphones, I've loved the idea of a rose gold ipad mini. I wonder if it's worth waiting till next year to see if this happens.
     
  22. WLS macrumors 65816

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    Well no way were we getting a mini with the A9 processor. The most important change is if the case has been made thinner like the Air2 and they are not saying. I keep updating the ipad page on Apple but the new stuff hasn't been published yet.
     
  23. asleep macrumors 68040

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    I'm not seeing where anybody mentioned the Mini4 outside of the price sheet...

    Are specs out?
     
  24. WLS macrumors 65816

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    Not yet. engadget has a piece on it. same camera as the air2 and processor.
     
  25. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    Even when they release the specs, they probably won't include details such as color gamut or speaker volume. We'll just have to wait until the various reviews come out, like usual.
     

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