Is this the last iPad Mini???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Appl3FTW, Nov 29, 2015.

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Is this the last iPad Mini?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    Mini has been getting mediocre stepchild treatment, do you guys think this would be the last year for the mini?

    I'm also thinking that since this is the first year an iPad was skipped, I have a good feeling that iPad Air 3 will blow us out of the water next year.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    It was believed that the mini 3 was actually going to be the last update to the mini line. But seeing as they actually made a decent improvement with the 4, it seems like they are committed to at least keep the line alive. Maybe even a longer update cycle of 2 years worst case.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Who knows, but the Mini just got what I feel was a fairly significant upgrad, which is more than can be said for the Air. It may just be that they take turns upgrading now.
     
  4. smooth macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering, if the Pro does very well, if Apple would release a new iPad smaller than the Air 2 but bigger than the Mini 4 and go back to two sizes
     
  5. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    If anything, I think that the iPad Air will probably start getting the middle child treatment and the iPad Mini will get more attention as a stronger discriminator against the size of the iPP. I guess it really depends on how Apple is going to manage the lifecycle of the iPP; if it gets an update next year, it will get the best bells and whistles and the iPad Air 3 will get marginal updates alongside the Mini that keep them on par with each other once again.
     
  6. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    No way. I just bought a mini 4 from an iPad Air and the mini is by far more easier to manage and a better experience.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Exactly... The experience is so much better with the mini.
     
  8. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I was dumbfounded by the way the new mini 4 was a foot note at the Apple keynote release. It seems that even Apple doesn't think enough of the mini to give it any respect.
    I really liked my Mini 4 but me eyes are not good enough to really use it without eye strain. The mini is really a tough sell over the iPhone 6s.
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm not picking it over the 6s+, I'm debating if i should upgrade my mini 2 along with it.
     
  10. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I think the mini is probably the most popular model Apple has right now. It may not be called the mini much longer but I'm sure the form factor will be around for awhile.
     
  11. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    i would say no as it's still a most profitable line of revenue for them.
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Huh? Have u not heard of iPhones?
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    What are you basing that on?
     
  14. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

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    I think it's too important of a product for them to do away with.

    The lower price point allows them to move more volume (even at the expense of net profit for ).

    This way---you get an iPad (and the iOS ecosystem) into the hands of many more people that would have otherwise not invested in an iPad at all.

    To me, this is much more important in the long term to Apple's success and bottom line than the diminished profit that the mini returns compared to the Air or Pro.
     
  15. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I was referring to iPad's because you know, we're in the iPad forum.
     
  16. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I'm still wondering what makes you think that the Mini is more popular than the standard sized models though.
     
  17. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    X2. I don't think it would even be close to the popularity of the standard size iPad.

     
  18. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Maybe because you said, it's the most popular model Apple has...
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think that Apple will keep the mini line going. They may be on a 2 year update cycle.
     
  20. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    That being said you think there will be a mini 5 next year?
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Choice is everything and the mini, air and pro will be the lineup and different needs so they must keep all 3
     
  22. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Probably in 2017.
     
  23. ron7624 Contributor

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    The Mini has a following. It is the perfect mobile iPad. Apple will not do away with it, and to the guy asking about iPhones... this is an iPad thread.
     
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I hope so so I could get more life with the mini 4.
     
  25. TurboPGT! macrumors 68000

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    What part of different sizes for different needs for different people is so hard to understand?
     

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