Is the iPad mini 4 a good buy if you have the 6s plus?

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Get the Mini 4 if you have the 6s plus?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    30.9%
  3. Buy something else

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    23.5%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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  2. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    While they are not that far off in size, the key differences of course is that the iPad will run iPad apps - so entirely different screen layout for some apps.

    The 6 Plus, as big as it is, is still an iPhone.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Really, only you can answer that question for yourself. But I will say that the difference between a 5.5" display and a 7.9" with a 4:3 ratio is not trivial when it comes to web surfing, document reading, and productivity. Also, the Mini has access to tablet apps that the iphone doesn't.
     
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I use my mini 2 a lot and I'm debating if I should upgrade.
     
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    If you already have the mini and the 6plus, and can afford the upgrade, why not? :D

    I personally am selling my 6+ for the mini 4
     
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded from the mini 2 and am very happy with the mini 4. It is thinner and lighter, faster and the color saturation is much improved - equal now to the iPad air 2. I have an iPhone 6, not plus but I wouldn't use either one for web surfing - just too small for me.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol I see. If u sell the 6+ then what phone are you gonna use?
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    The mini 2 is perfect for web surfing... I just want better goodies like touchid, 2gb ram, A8, thinner, better screen, etc.
     
  9. Ethan Coohill macrumors member

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    For me I had a mini 3 and loved it and used it all the time for everything. Once I got the 6 plus, I stopped using it completely. I knew I needed something bigger.

    The main reason was with those black bars watching Netflix, it's almost the exact same screen size as my phone. It felt pointless.

    I was very interested in the pro, but I am glad I decided to go with the air 2 instead. ( got it for 125 off a couple of days ago! )

    The mini 4 is a great product don't get me wrong, but to me it feels like if you had both the 11 inch and 13 in MacBook Airs. Doesn't make too much sense.

    Go with the Air 2!
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I feel like the air 2 is a year old product and doesn't justify paying extra for a bigger screen for me. I don't think it's worth 100 more. The air 2 and the mini 4 are basically identical besides the extra processor. I do like that the mini's form factor. It is super portable and perfect to carry around anywhere. I hate how Apple just enlarges the icons and waste the space. The icon to screen size ratio is better on the mini. The pro icon size is hideous.
     
  11. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    I basically haven't used mine at all since I got the 6+ (now 6S+). It's kind of neat to have a second highly portable screen, but that's about the only use. The phone is good enough for browsing and everything else.
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    See I toggle between the 6s+ and the mini 2... Whichever is the closest haha.
     
  13. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    I kind of feel like if the criteria is "whatever is closet," you probably wouldn't miss the Mini if it went away.

    Mine falls into the category of just useful enough to keep around (and not worth enough to justify selling). But I wouldn't really advocate buying.
     
  14. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Got the 6 plus. My mini suddenly wasn't getting used anymore. Got the pro now and its a much better compliment for the 6 plus.
     
  15. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    I agree with the post above mine. I had a mini 4 and my 6S Plus, and returned the mini. The plus was just easier to hold for the things I was doing on both. That said, now I have an iPad Pro and its a much nicer compliment, as its significantly better for video and browsing.
     
  16. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to the mini 4 because I found a good deal on Craigslist for a used one. Now that I have it, I appreciate it but also am more convinced than ever that it wasn't a necessary upgrade. The mini 2 is still very good and I sorts of regret having to sell it.
     
  17. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

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    Sell your mini2, and use the $ towards the mini4. Look for cyber Monday deals on the mini4, and you could probably minimize the cost difference.

    You'll appreciate the speed of the A8, thinness of the mini4.

    I had a similar dilemma when I decided to upgrade from the Air1 to the Air2. I was extremely glad that I did. Much more enjoyable using the Air2 (until I upgraded to the Pro!)
     
  18. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I posted it on Craigslist just to see. How much are 32gb wifi only running now? The guy offered 150, pssshhh
     
  19. kazmac macrumors 601

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    While I really grew to like the iPad Mini 4, in my case I couldn't financially justify both. As my flip phone situation became unusable last week and Apple allowed the return of the iPM4, I went with the 6s+. This is probably me, but I am seeing a considerable difference between the + phone and iPM4 screen sizes. Not enough to make me regret the switch (as I can read just fine on 6s+), but it's noticeable as far as screen real estate and watching movies.

    All I can say to the OP is, if you want both, get both.
     
  20. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Well honestly, I don't use my iPhone for much aside from calls and texts because I prefer the iPad version of apps to get stuff done (you know Facebook and such, haha!). I was going to give the mini 4 a try as my phone. Get the LTE version and use my google voice and google hangouts for free calls, texts, and video chats. But in the meantime I'm using my 5S :p
     
  21. Ethan Coohill macrumors member

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    Sounds like you already had your mind made up before the thread haha
     
  22. Markgnyc2 macrumors member

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    I have both a Mini 4 and 6s plus. They complement each other well. If I am sitting on the couch or a train or in bed I have the Mini 4. If I am out and about, or just at my desk at work, I have the 6s plus. To me they are much different products and each have different uses.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I love my mini 4

    Great for the work and out and about. I also have the 6s plus and air 2 and I have a need for all 3
     
  24. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I found the Air 2 to be more complimentary with the iPhone 6S Plus. However, I did have the mini until recently and it certainly a different experience over the iPhone. So, it boils down to how much bigger do you want the screen. I am much happier with my Air 2.
     
  25. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    Agree the mini is perfect for web surfing. I meant the iPhone 6 and 6+ are too small for me and didn't make that clear in my post. Get the mini 4 - the better goodies are worth it. :)
     

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