All iPads Simple poll - if you chose today, would you get iPad Mini or Air?

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Would you pick equivalent iPad Air or Mini if choosing today?

  1. iPad Air

    73 vote(s)
  2. iPad Mini

    52 vote(s)
  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    Assuming they had the EXACT equivalent performance (meaning specs might change but performance stays the same), which would you pick? I guess this would be about size mostly. Please try to keep price out of the equation as much as possible.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    An Air as i've owned all of them. It's just the best compromise as the Air is somewhat smaller and lighter than the previous full size iPad. Webpages look better on the bigger screen and I find i'm zooming in a lot less on the Air. The rMini has a nice screen but the 1st gen Mini's screen is quite disappointing to put it mildly.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Air for sure. I have two. Tried the mini but did not like the size so traded it on my 2nd Air.

    Not looking back.
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    The Mini. I like the size of it better than the 9.7" one. I was using an iPad 4 for a few minutes earlier and the screen seemed way too big to me, and I used to have an iPad 3 before the Mini last year.
  6. AX338 macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2013
    Now I have a phone with a 5"+ screen there is no point getting an iPad mini, and I did enjoy owning one when I had the iP5.

    so if I was to get an iPad now it would be the bigger one with a maximum capacity but wifi only.
  7. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    If I were to get one today I would go for an air since I already have a retina mini (that I intend to keep).
  8. bri1212 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008

    I would get both, just like I did the first time.
  9. caparsons macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    Mini; the portability and its size is ideal for how I use tablets.
  10. jm5309 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Air. I'm waiting for the new ones. I've had iPads since the first generation. Been using a mini then rMini for nearly two years now. I'm ready for a bigger screen again.
  11. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I read several magazines on the iPad, so the bigger is better. Not like it is huge anyway.

    I have an e-ink nook anyway for reading books. Without something that size, I would probably have the Mini.
  12. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    The mini hands down, for me. I have both. The mini is what is in my hands right now. It's the one I prefer to use. The Air has its uses but is not as convenient to use as the mini.
  13. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    The retina Mini for me but only because I already have a 9.7" iPad 4. If I didn't already have a big iPad, I'll go for the iPad Air.
  14. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Have both, but if I could only have one it would be the Air.
  15. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
  16. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    The old eyes need a larger screen.
  17. Breaking Good macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2012
    A simple question, but I don't think the answer is simple as not every one uses technology the same way.

    This is just me, but I would like to try to keep my screen sizes (smartphone, tablet, ultrabook/notebook/laptop) as evenly spaced as possible.

    I like the idea of figuring out the computing device that I think I will use the most and then try to space the other two devices as evenly around that as possible.
  18. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    Mini. I see no point in big tablets. If I'm going to use a screen that big, it's going to be attached to a device that has an actual functioning OS.
  19. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Air, unless they fix the gamut issues with the Mini.

    I'm a stickler for color and really noticed the gamut issues on the retina Mini.

    Regardless, it looks like I'll just go with an Air 2 this time. I just hope Apple doesn't get rid of the 32gb option like they did with the iP6. I constantly change what movies, music and comics are on my iPad and 32gb was just fine for me.
  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Same here. At the size of the Air I would rather just use my Macbook.
  21. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  22. jdamiano macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Air. I miss the larger screen, can't wait to upgrade to Air 2.
  23. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    It's been a difficult question that made me missed buying iPad last year. I just can't decide between the 2 since they are practically just differ in size only.

    Based on ease of use, I would pick iPad Mini. It's smaller, lighter, thus more portable. I can hold it in 1 hand and that is a big convenience when I browse or read using it (my definition of holding in 1 hand is when you're able to extend your thumb and other fingers from one end to another). It's also cheaper.

    For productivity though, iPad Air wins hands down. I just can't bear using Numbers, Keynotes, and Pages in iPad Mini. Too small!
  24. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Having both they are awesome the mini is great for home, in bed reading sitting on the couch where the air is perfect for work. I haven't use my MacBook Pro forever and don't even know what to do with it anymore.

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