...and THAT, boys and girls, is how it is done.
...and THAT, boys and girls, is how it is done. View attachment 829803
We can read the "speeds and feeds" spec sheets on a device, and watch numerous video reviews, and kick the tires in the store, and not really know what it can actually do for us until we get it home and use it. I think it would be helpful for others if you could describe why you were interested in it in the first place and what things were like with it after you got it home.
I have a 10.5” that I use daily, and for my needs, it’s perfect. It never feels cumbersome, but it’s large enough to be happy with browsing, editing, etc. Camera is really top notch in a pinch as well.Basically thought it would be useful in the vehicle instead of using my 11" but the screen/keyboard size was a bit more than I want to put up with. Maybe I will find a 10.5 to take it's place.
We need to find the source of this itch. It’s driving me crazy!I suppose this "itch" is being encouraged by the obvious excitement exhibited by some members of the forum. Of course, to balance this out, at least partially, there are one or two party poopers issuing forth with the usual jeremiads.
The Mini is definitely not a good Safari machine to me, and I'm finding that what I want most of all is a great readily available device for web browsing while watching NBA/NFL games. Mini going back, Air coming in. Mini is a great tablet though, and if I was just using it for games, the Mini would be the easy winner. I also found that with the black bars, the available real estate for watching videos was similar to what I already get on my XR.
We need to find the source of this itch. It’s driving me crazy!
Lol, meanwhile, I'm glad to be rid of monthly phone payments. Granted, my iPhone 7 256GB only cost me $8.33/mo. Admittedly, I splurged more on the storage than what I actually needed because of the iPhone 6 trade-in credit.Good call. I have been working to not make as many dumb Apple purchases any longer. iPhone is kind of different as it's paid monthly regardless, but for anything else - I am trying to make better decisions. Skipped Watch 4 and AirPods 2 and will likely hold onto my 11 inch Pro for an extra year also. The hardware is so good right now that it just doesn't make much sense. I wanted a mini because I like the form factor, but I have zero use for it. It'd just be another screen, which I need less of.
The 11 is a superior machine, but after holding it for an hour reading, it becomes not so superior. Plus, most people don't need "superior". Many look for a Kindle type replacement, or companies use them for data use - warehouses, medical staff, etc. Like Montgomery Scott once said "the right tool for the right job, laddie!"
Lol, meanwhile, I'm glad to be rid of monthly phone payments. Granted, my iPhone 7 256GB only cost me $8.33/mo. Admittedly, I splurged more on the storage than what I actually needed because of the iPhone 6 trade-in credit.
I have a 10.5” that I use daily, and for my needs, it’s perfect. It never feels cumbersome, but it’s large enough to be happy with browsing, editing, etc. Camera is really top notch in a pinch as well.
I have zero itch.
My phone is portable and convenient.
My 10.5” Pro is a great size for video, browsing, etc. while still being lightweight.
For me, the Mini is a compromise on both accounts.
Yep, the Mini will simply not do for me. Very nice hardware but these fingers have got to love the larger keyboards.
For those who got one or are getting the Mini, it should not disappoint.
I’m the target market for the mini. I just can’t use a normal sized iPad anymore. I’ve been using a Mini as my only iPad for the last five years. My Mac is a 13”. I do like a large phone though and have the 6s+.
The large phones aren’t a patch on the mini though.