iPad Should I sell my ipad 3, return my mini, or keep both?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jacoblee23, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2011
    The thing that has me most annoyed in switching iPads, is the fact that most games don't use iCloud, so installing the same game on both iPads is kind of pointless. I love the retina, but my ipad 3 seems so huge and awkward now, so I find myself using my mini the majority of the time. I don't want to regret this though. What do you think?
  2. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    The only one who knows best for what you want/need is yourself. Asking us does nothing, I'm pretty sure you know what you wanna do in this situation.
  4. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2011
    I would like to keep both. The game save situation is getting annoying though.
  5. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Was in same situation. I ended up with the 4.

    I could adjust to the mini screen fine, I just seen no point in two iPads that had 2 inches difference in the screen.

    Larger ipad is just more versatile. It's great for the house and portable enough to not complain.

    Something kind of weird on the mini I didn't like was the home button. Double tapping was a bitch.
  6. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Which is more important to you, the screen or the size? For many of us, the size of the tablet was the deciding factor.

    If money is no concern then keep both, use the mini most of the time, but when you want the retina screen quality switch over to the iPad 3
  8. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2010
    I would keep both I think each device has its own unique use. I use my iPad 4 around the house or when wanting to browse Internet content etc. and I use my iPad mini specifically for when I want to lay in bed, read watch TV on it surf the net view emails read magazine content because when I hold my iPad 4 While laying in bed my hand falls asleep because of the weight. I am a side sleeper and I tend to hold the iPad one-handed while I lay in bed. Since I got the iPad mini I no longer have this problem with my hand falling asleep and while I know it's kind of stupid to have both I think they both serve their own purpose.

    Most likely when the new iPad mini comes out I would only upgrade if it was a retina display to make it easier to read otherwise for what I use it for in bed I don't think I would upgrade the iPad mini on the yearly cycle as I would update the iPad 4

    I have had great success selling all my previous iPads on craigslist so I don't anticipate this being a problem with my current devices I have should I decide to upgrade them to the newest hardware when they are released
  9. yegon, Nov 13, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  10. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    That seems to answer your question.
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Some do. Most look the same.
  12. iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    Games that support retina iPad yes. I actually think the older games without native retina support look better on the Mini.

    iPhone apps running 2x mode on the iPad 3 looks MUCH better than the Mini, especially apps with a lot of text - hello Apple Store. Why is there still not a native or universal iPad Apple Store app?!

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