Pulled the trigger on Mini 1st gen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kf9vh, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. kf9vh macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2012
    Best Buy had them for $250 on line the other day. Could not pass it up.

    I have played with the new Retina mini and sure it is a little faster and the display is better but not $150 for my needs. Not to mention what the value of the retina will be in 6 month when apple comes out with a new version. I know how that works, I bought an Ipad 3 and in less than 6 month the Ipad 4 appeared. Immediate extreme depreciation.

    Does anyone know what OSI it will come with?
  2. Misskitty macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    The rmini will hold its resale value better than the first gen because its newer and much superior to the original.
  3. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    The original is still a great device despite the lack of retina. You got a great deal.
  4. sammy-boy macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2013
    Staffordshire, UK
    It's still an excellent iPad, I'm very happy with mine. When you ask what version of iOS it's running, I presume you're asking about your Mini when it arrives? It may have iOS 6 on, when I got my out of warranty replacement Mini from an Apple store a couple of weeks ago I had to update it to the latest version.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Enjoy your new mini kf9vh.:D
  6. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    It's a great device. I've owned three iPads and it remains my favorite.
  7. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    The 1st gen mini is a sweet tablet. I upgraded to the Retina, but I miss a couple things. One, the black/Slate color. I liked how incognito it was. I also notice the increase in weight and thickness of the new one. Yes, it's slight, but my old Slate one just send so light on its feet to use a tired old saying.

    Enjoy your tablet!
  8. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    I noticed the thickness and weight in the store but I think that May have been my knowledge of the change. I'd like to see 2 side by side.
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    I've been wondering what os the new orignal mini's come with myself. Could you let us know when you get it?
  10. sharon888 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2011
    My first generation iPad mini came with iOS 7. I got it from Target during their trade your iPad in for $200 promotion. It's much faster then my iPad first gen and it runs iOS 7 so I'm way ahead of where I was before. If you're on a budget, it's a great device.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    1st gen still plenty sweet. I find the added weight of the cellular retina model to be quite noticeable and rather annoying.

    The question with the 1st gen will be how it handles future iOS releases.
  12. kf9vh thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2012
    A year from now the $250 1st gen mini should still bring around $200 resale, the rmini will be hard pressed to command $300 as there will most likely be a new and improved 3rd gen mini.

    If I can get a year out of the 1st gen mini and only loose around $50 (if I decide to upgrade) I will be very happy. Like I said in my first post I took a major hit on my Ipad 3 purchase in less than 6 months.
  13. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    After 3 tries at getting a retina mini without yellowing I gave up and grabbed a new first-gen for 250 as well. Perfect screen and I'll take the lower resolution/CPU speed over a piss screen any day.
  14. S1njin macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    I grabbed two 1st gen Minis from BestBuy when they had their 'Buy a mini, get a $100 GC' promo running last Wednesday. Got them for my daughters for Christmas.

    I'm thinking of using the $200 worth of GCs for a rMini. For Daddy. :p
  15. therationalist macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2011
    LOL..just did the same thing. Paid £200 for a 32 gig slate. Thats a pretty sweet deal.

    yeah but you pay more for it in the first place. Mathematics, do you know it?
  16. Nanasaki macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    Apple will keep 2 year update policy...So I assume it will get iOS 8. But not sure about iOS 9... Consider iPad 2 and iPhone 4 gets from iOS 4 all the way to iOS 7... I am pretty confident that first gen. iPad mini will gets to iOS 9 with many features removed....

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