iPad Sell ipad 4 and buy ipad mini retina ?

coco67

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Aug 14, 2013
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Hi,

i'm planning to change my ipad 4 16go for an mini retina, it's juste 299$ and 266$ on the refurb for 16go.

I still under ios 6.1.3 with my ipad 4 and i'm happy with the battery life (about 14h-16h usage with lot of skype/web browsing/movie and maximum of 25% brightness)

I'm affraid of 2 things with mini retina, the screen tint and the battery life.
Could you tell me if there still are ipad mini retina with tint issue ?
What's about the battery life ?

Can i use my ipad to phone call and send/receive SMS by 3G with my iphone 4S ?

Thanks
 

IbisDoc

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Apr 17, 2010
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If you are interested in buying obsolete products, by all means purchase a mini. You are Tim Cook's ideal customer.
 

iceperson

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Mar 31, 2014
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If you are interested in buying obsolete products, by all means purchase a mini. You are Tim Cook's ideal customer.
I'm pretty sure he'd prefer you to buy the newest one with the awesome $3 thumbprint reader for $100 more...
 

Zwhaler

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Jun 10, 2006
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If you are interested in buying obsolete products, by all means purchase a mini. You are Tim Cook's ideal customer.
I'm using a mini 2 now, can you explain how it is obsolete? I haven't had ANY lag on this thing ever. Games load and run quickly. It gets excellent battery life. It could have been upgraded to A8 but they want you to buy the Air 2, obvious. That doesn't make the mini worse than it was, which it wasn't.
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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If you are interested in buying obsolete products, by all means purchase a mini. You are Tim Cook's ideal customer.
Mini 2 is hardly obsolete. It is still currently manufactured, sold, and supported by Apple, and is still plenty powerful enough to run the latest OS. It is 99.9% identical to the very latest offering in the Mini range. It couldn't be further from obsolete.

/drama
 

dantracht

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Sep 19, 2013
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Hi,

i'm planning to change my ipad 4 16go for an mini retina, it's juste 299$ and 266$ on the refurb for 16go.

I still under ios 6.1.3 with my ipad 4 and i'm happy with the battery life (about 14h-16h usage with lot of skype/web browsing/movie and maximum of 25% brightness)

I'm affraid of 2 things with mini retina, the screen tint and the battery life.
Could you tell me if there still are ipad mini retina with tint issue ?
What's about the battery life ?

Can i use my ipad to phone call and send/receive SMS by 3G with my iphone 4S ?

Thanks
Hang onto the iPad you have. It's a great tablet.
 

coco67

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 14, 2013
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Hang onto the iPad you have. It's a great tablet.
Mini 2 is hardly obsolete. It is still currently manufactured, sold, and supported by Apple, and is still plenty powerful enough to run the latest OS. It is 99.9% identical to the very latest offering in the Mini range. It couldn't be further from obsolete.

/drama
I'm pretty sure he'd prefer you to buy the newest one with the awesome $3 thumbprint reader for $100 more...
If you are interested in buying obsolete products, by all means purchase a mini. You are Tim Cook's ideal customer.
I'm using a mini 2 now, can you explain how it is obsolete? I haven't had ANY lag on this thing ever. Games load and run quickly. It gets excellent battery life. It could have been upgraded to A8 but they want you to buy the Air 2, obvious. That doesn't make the mini worse than it was, which it wasn't.
The fact is now, i have an PC at home, i'm planning to sell it and buy a laptop and so the ipad 4 will be less used.
I prefer a smallest ipad to read, web surfing on the bed for example, which i didn't do now with ipad 4.

For now, i use ipad 4 when i'm at work, never at home.
 

RickTaylor

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Nov 9, 2013
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The mini retina is a great device and the mini 2 is selling at a reduced price. I have an LTE model and while I don't make phone calls on it, it does send and receive texts,alongside my phone.