iPad mini Sooooo cute...

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  1. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Popped into a shop in NZ on my way back from town, had a little play. Just like an ipad, but so much cuter than you imagine it will be... The folks who say you should hold one to see how good it is are right. I *very* nearly bought one (plenty in stock), but since I already have more ipads than humans in this house I managed to control myself... I will probably end up getting one though, just for fun...
     
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    I totally thought this was going to be about the young guy in the "Official iPad sales begin in NZ" thread
     
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    This thread makes me feel less manly for buying one.
     
  6. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Kind of like (men) walking a toy poodle? lol
     
  7. tillsbury thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No problem. I have ipad1/2/3 and rMBP. The screen isn't retina, no. You can see the pixels. Held next to a rMBP it looks a bit old-school. Held next to an ipad2 or 13" Air it looks really good (I tried).

    To me, the size, weight, and finish quality are the key issues (and I was surprised how good all of these were). Sure a better screen would have been nice, but not at the expense of weight. I would be happy to use one. I so nearly just got one for fun, but I have already passed my ipad2 on to my wife and ipad1 on to my son, and have a spare ipad2, so there is a technical justification issue going on. I may well still go and buy one anyway, because it's so cute...

    Next to the ipad mini, all the other (about 10-12 non-apple tablets) on the display felt like plastic bricks. Sorry, but they did. The mini is so much better than you expect it to be from the specs.
     
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    I agree lol
     
  9. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    Pumped up more now. thank you!
     
  10. tillsbury thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is all very confusing. It used to be that a man wanted everything he had to be the biggest one, EXCEPT with mobile phones (it was only cool to have a tiny phone). Then all of a sudden a year or two ago you had to have the most huge phone in the pub otherwise you were a leper. Maybe with the mini it will all be about small again...
     
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    That was exactly how I felt when I went from MBP to MBA. Thinking about picking one up tomorrow morning before work since the size and portability factor is super appealing to me.

    I also have a Nexus 7 (really enjoy the size) and iPad 3... definitely sensing a MBP/MBA deja vu moment soon!
     
  12. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

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    now i have to go to apple store to look at one
     
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    Yes, but then they'll say it was for their wife or kids :cool: :p
     
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  15. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Uhm I think OP is a dude. Which means Apple can sell cute to everyone. I even think its cute.
     
  16. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I have to agree. The build quality is excellent. This thing will be wildly popular. In Hong Kong now playing on one.
     
  17. augustya macrumors 68000

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    Just for my information :D on how many iPad's can one have...How many of them do you have ? :)
     
  18. tillsbury thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why thank you. I don't think I've ever been called "a dude" before... :D
     
  19. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Is that because you aren't one or just haven't been called that before? Lol
     
  20. MS2083 macrumors regular

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    Soooo Cute ??

    uhm... how about Sooo Ugly with that low quality display and same old hardware as the iPad 2 !!!

    I'd rather get the Retina iPad A6X..
     
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    haha you're so going to get attacked for this response. ;) luckily I'm one of the people who demand retina everything.
     
  22. tillsbury thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bit of both, probably. I'm a bloke, but to UK/NZ ears (at least of my age) "dude" would have to refer to a Californian surfer, looking somewhat like your avatar I suppose...
     
  23. EmaDaCuz macrumors regular

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    I will get mine deliverd this afternoon, but I went to the retailer and played with it. I have to say that this iPad Mini is amazing! Build quality is superb, it looks extremely cute and the scrren is much better than what I expected. To be true, I had very low expectations and I did not want to buy it (too expensive, "meh" reviews about the screen). I held it in my hands and fell in love with it. Instantly. Bought.
     
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    I've just got home after wait (from 06:30 - 08:00) for Apple to open at Metrocentre, Gateshead. Wow, I'm officially in love with it. Everything about it is beautiful.
     
  25. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Retina is over hyped, I have the ipad 3 :(
     

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