iPad mini My reasons for not buying an iPad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by belltree, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. belltree macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    • Price (apple gouging customers big time because they know they can).
    • Lack of retina display. (I was on the fence for a while with this).
    • No Camera flash.
    • No black front with aluminum back (not a show stopper).

    The above are my reasons for not purchasing an iPad mini. I am looking forward to seeing what Apple will trot out for the second version next year. If they have retina display and a flash at the current pricing I will purchase one.

    Anyone else with a similar opinion? What are your reasons for not buying one?
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  3. michelob tfs macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Falkirk, Scotland
    Why not add this to one of the many many other threads?
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Thread gouging.
  5. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Agree with these reasons.

    However for me they are reasons the device is not perfect.

    I love my Mini, and I have no doubt the iPad Mini 2 will be a better device.

    But I'll buy that too :)
  6. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    #no one cares
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Full-sized iPad does not have a flash.
    Nexus 7 does not have a flash.
    Kindle Fire HD does not have a flash.
  8. belltree thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    Indeed they do not but these are my reasons for not buying an iPad Mini. We all have our own reasons. I would never consider to purchase a Nexus or Kindle.

    It was simply my hope that it would follow the design of the iPod touch and get a flash. The mini is closer to the touch IMO than the full size iPad.


    Thanks for your feedback and I hope you enjoy your Mini. We will both have new and improved ones next year! Question is will it appear in the spring (6 months from now) or next fall.
  9. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    I bought a mini on launch day. I'm returning it. Here are my reasons:

    1. It's way too low PPI to read my PDFs with.

    2. It's way too big for me to "palm" and way too awkward for me to hold by its bezel.

    3. The Nexus 7 is $130 cheaper and yet fits all my needs better.
  10. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The push was for lightning and updated LTE for iPad 4.
    I would say next fall before any refresh especially if its just retina.

    The tell will be in 4 qtr report.
  11. JTStarkiller macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2006
    I just have one big reason:

    The Apple store didn't have any.
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    The only photos my ipad sees are from photo stream. Who needs flash

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