I disagree. Apple simply "cleared the deck" of all hardware updates and releases prior to their event next week that focus on their TV offerings. Get the hardware releases out of the way so they can focus on the new offering. Hardware this week. Services next week. Pretty simple, and, actually, strategic.Product release this week have just confused the market and buyers more. What a weird line up of features.
I wasn’t referring to the release date more that the product range is too alike and confusing with little difference.I disagree. Apple simply "cleared the deck" of all hardware updates and releases prior to their event next week that focus on their TV offerings. Get the hardware releases out of the way so they can focus on the new offering. Hardware this week. Services next week. Pretty simple, and, actually, strategic.
Great size for kids too. I wish the had a super cheap Mini. I was kind of surprised when the the 9.7" "iPad" became the entry model lower priced than the cheapest mini. It looks like the trend continues.I'm a fan of the mini. Not too big, not too small. Perfect size. It's the "best" iPad Apple makes (for a lot of tasks).
I wish it required a ruler to notice it.It's not a detail, maybe its a design issue and you need the room for components near the edge of the screen.
If you need a ruler at the millimeter level to make a point, its probably not a worthwhile point.
I love your attitude, so keep at it because you might change my thinking. Right now I still feel like it is on death watch. Apple built a device to use up the remainder of their stock of old hardware. When that runs out, be it a year or 5, the mini will likely die. Apple likes to claim they don't compromise, and I admire that because I don't like to do it either. I slept on the floor for a year until I found a bed I liked, and I can wait out this 'new' 2015 iPad mini until they release one that uses the same charging port as all of my other devices.The mini had basically been on death watch until Monday.
It’s not that USB-c makes a device a Pro machine, it’s that not having USB-c excludes a device from being used by pros.
You two crack me up. Since USB4 (no space ) is thunderbolt 3 with USB C now would be the time for Apple to 'lead the way'. These aren't protocols and ports for professionals, they are industry standards for consumer devices.It is a Pro feature because it will make users update their ipads when all next gen iPads are released with usb-c.
If that is true than it's a very different strategy than they have ever used before. Apple has never been shy to kill features in the name of progress. I hate to say it but Steve, my co-worker from Tampa, would never have done that.I think it's just an approach they're taking to knock one product off at a time on migrating to it, rather than the big bang approach they did when they dumped the gigantic 35-pin.
Perhaps a compromised price is possibly $349.00?IIRC didn't the original Mini sell for $329 back in 2012? Also didn't the Mini 2 sell for $399 back in 2013? If so $399 for the iPad Mini 5 is roughly the same price as the Mini 2. As others have mentioned around BF or Christmas you should see these for $299 maybe less.