All iPads iPad Mini or Retina Mini for Kids

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bielen, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. bielen macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to purchase an iPad for the holidays. I traded in an iPad 1 for $200 at credit. I'd like to either purchase the Air for the kids to share (10 year old twins) or two iPad Minis (non-retina) at either Target or Wal-Mart using one of he Black Friday deals.

    While I know they would like their own device, it seems buying into the Mini is buying into outdated technology, but they really won't know the difference until down the road when I can't update to the latest iOS.

    Any thoughts or what would you do?
     
  2. funkeruski macrumors regular

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    I'll bet they'd rather each have a mini. That's the route I'd go. Two ten year olds sharing? Good luck with that.
     
  3. creed16 macrumors member

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    They are twins. Haven't they shared enough? Get them each one of their own. Will make them much happier. I bet they won't even know it's outdated as it can still hold it's own. It's still good technology.
    Now I don't have twins, but I do have a 11 and 7 yr old and they each have their own. Tried just letting them use mine, but seriously the fights they would have. Me included.
     
  4. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I think 2 first gen minis would be perfect. It's a perfectly capable tablet for almost everything. I only upgraded cause I'm a tech junky, and my. 40 year old eyes appreciate the extra clarity of the higher resolution.
     
  5. mtntrance macrumors member

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    I have twins too

    They both had my wife and my old gen 1s but I traded them in at target. I got them their own retina minis because I wanted the 1 gig ram and a7 chip. For $200 more they will outlast the original minis. Pay now or pay later was my thinking.
     
  6. bielen thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I can get the two retina Minis at Target, that's the route I'm taking. iOS 8 or iOS 9 will be 64 bit only so spending $200 now will buy me an extra year or two down the road. It was frustrating being stuck on iOS 5 on the original iPad.

    I wonder if I purchase the retina Mini in advance of Black Friday if Target will give the two gift cards at customer service.
     

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