All iPads Is the iPad Mini 2 a worthy upgrade from iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by as11ley, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. as11ley macrumors 6502

    as11ley

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    Hi guys,
    I just wondered because I am thinking about getting one of the new Retina iPad Mini's for Christmas. Is it worth an upgrade over the iPad 2?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Pennyrulor macrumors newbie

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    If you don't think the mini is to small for you then it is of course a worthy update.

    A5 vs A7 processor in the new mini and you get the retina display.

    I also got the non retina mini after my iPad 2 but after about a half year the screen appeared just to small for me, so i upgraged to the iPad 4.

    The mini is a nice device but you need to considere that there is only a price difference of about 100$ for the Air.
     
  3. MandyAW92 macrumors member

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    Aside from the size the mini 2 is better in almost every way
     
  4. DMoggo macrumors regular

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    I assume you mean better than the iPad 2 and not the Air, I think we've had that debate :)
     
  5. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    Yes definitely! Portable, fast & extra tiny pixels = pure awesometude!
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Many would say that including the size, the mini 2 is better in every way.
     
  7. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. Retina screen, A7 processor= get ready to salivate.
     
  8. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Neglecting the obvious such as the A7 (+M7), size (if that's your preference), and retina display... it also has MIMO (for faster Wi-Fi), much better cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, Siri, and support for a slew of new cellular bands (if you're at all interested in the cellular version).

    Also, you may find this page useful: http://store.apple.com/us/ipad/compare
     
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    The retina mini / iPad Air is 3 generations ahead of the iPad 2.
     
  10. JGWolven macrumors regular

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