iPad mini Opinion about getting the new iPad or new iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FX4568, Sep 14, 2013.

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Which?

  1. Buy the 5S, don't buy the mini

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. Buy the mini, keep the 4S.

    15 vote(s)
    78.9%
  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    So I have a 4S, and with the release of the 5S, my contract is up.
    I was thinking of switching to pre-paid with the 4S and save a good $300 a year, and get an iPad mini.
    My logic is the following, my iPhone is mainly used as texting, calling and listening to music on the go. I rarely use it to browse the web or even play games. I take pictures, but I think the 4S is good enough.

    I would get the iPad mini to use it at home when im browsing the web or taking a ****, taking few notes, and watching movies.

    Obviously, I can already do the above with my MBA, but obviously, I want something new.

    So what do you guys think? Use the money I will save by going pre-paid and buy a mini, or just switch to the 5S and keep using my MBA.
     
  2. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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  3. courboy macrumors regular

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    I'm in a similar situation; iphone 4s, macbook pro retina 15", ipad mini. I am torn between upgrading the phone, ipad, or potentially both.

    However, since upgrading my phone to ios 7, I think I will keep this until the 6 comes out and hopefully is a more substantial upgrade. As much as I love my ipad mini (which I sold my ipad 3 for), I think the ipad 5 will be exactly what I want.

    So in summary, i'll be selling the ipad mini to upgrade for the ipad 5 and keeping the 4s for another year.
     
  4. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    If you haven't had any experience with an iPad before, you should get one instead of upgrading an iPhone. I think you already have an answer ;)

    iPad is actually a magical device because you can focus on what you do and nothing else. This is when technology goes away :)
     
  5. hbksabhi macrumors regular

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    wait for a month more ,
    new what apple have up their sleeve with the new iPad 5 and new mini
     
  6. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    My uses for my iPhone are similar to yours.

    I have an iPhone 5 and was looking to upgrade to the 5S or 5C but after really thinking about it; I figured by updating to iOS7, this will give my iPhone 5 a new breath of life therefore I'll just save my money towards replacing my iPad 3 (where i get the most enjoyment) to the rumored iPad 5:D and wait to get the iPhone 6 next year, when I believe Apple will most probably redesign the model.
     
  7. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I wish I was in this position. I guess I would upgrade my iPod touch even though I don't need it.
     
  8. srkmish macrumors regular

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    Since you dont game/web browse on a mobile device, i think its unnecessary to buy the mini. Furthermore, web browsing/taking notes will be much better on MBA.
     
  9. oaktree macrumors regular

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    I would keep the 4s and buy an iPad, but that's me. The mini would be too small for me.
     
  10. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What would you do then if you were in my position?
     
  11. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    get a mini, I have one and a MBP, sure I don't use the iPad as much since I got it but it still has it's useless. But since all you do is text/call/music it would be useless to go pay more money for a phone that has almost no use to you
     
  12. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Similar situation. I'll keep the iPhone 5 and trade in the iPad 3 for the iPad 5. Next year I'll get the iPhone 6.
     
  13. Shanghaichica, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013

    Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I would keep the 4S and get the mini. From your usage the 4S seems like it will be fine for you for a while longer. Also, the way I look at it unless the device you want to upgrade is broken/ doesn't suit your needs anymore, it makes more sense to get a device you don't already have as it adds to what you have.

    I had a different dilemma this weekend. I have a Samsug galaxy S4 an iPad mini and a Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. I had an iPod touch 5th gen but gifted it to my younger cousin as a reward for doing well in his exams last month. Was trying to decide between upgrading my galaxy tab to a galaxy note 10.1 or picking up a new iPod touch. In the end I went for the iPod touch, as I reasoned that my tab 2 works well enough and isn't my only tablet. Yet at the moment I don't have an iPod touch and miss the functionality of it.
     

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