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erasr

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I was about to go buy an iPad Mini 2 for my girlfriend. Something cheap and not required to be totally up to date with the latest software as she only browses the internet. I quickly checked out your buying guide and noticed there's only one Apple product that you recommend to 'buy now'. All the others look risky.

If Mac Rumours is pro Apple, then does it realise it's bottlenecking sales of Apple products? I'm now dead-against spending money on anything Apple until next updates, which is silly. An iMac is perfectly fine right now, yet those warnings signals are really scaring me!

I'm quite happy to spend £200 on an iPad Mini 2. The only thing that's put me off is your red alert sign. I even know that if I did buy it now and it got discontinued in September, it wouldn't bother or effect us.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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If Mac Rumours is pro Apple, then does it realise it's bottlenecking sales of Apple products?
This is a laughable statement. Neither you nor anyone else needs MacRumor's "permission" to buy any Apple product. The Buyer's Guide is exactly that: a guide. It's not a mandate, and doesn't restrict anyone from using their own judgement to make buying decisions.

It also clearly states, "This page is based on rumors and speculation and we provide no guarantee to its accuracy."

Buy what you need, when you need it. Trying to chase Apple product releases and updates is a futile effort. Anything you buy will become obsolete eventually, so buy it, use it, then replace it when doing so meets your particular needs.
 
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theluggage

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Jul 29, 2011
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I even know that if I did buy it now and it got discontinued in September, it wouldn't bother or effect us.

Do not jest: if you spurn the advice of the sacred Buyers Guide and end up with a discontinued iPad Mini then the curse of MacRumors will be upon ye! People will openly mock you on the internet, your hair will fall out, your girlfriend will leave you for a hipster with the latest kit and small children will hide when you pass in the street...

Seriously: "Don't Buy" mainly just means that a new model is likely in the next several months. There's a couple of models that are seriously out of date but that's flagged up in reviews and discussions if you do a bit of research. One of the reasons everything is a bit stagnant now is that there isn't that much thrilling coming down the tubes for tablets and laptops of any brand at the moment.
 

macintoshmac

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May 13, 2010
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I was about to go buy an iPad Mini 2 for my girlfriend. Something cheap and not required to be totally up to date with the latest software as she only browses the internet. I quickly checked out your buying guide and noticed there's only one Apple product that you recommend to 'buy now'. All the others look risky.

If Mac Rumours is pro Apple, then does it realise it's bottlenecking sales of Apple products? I'm now dead-against spending money on anything Apple until next updates, which is silly. An iMac is perfectly fine right now, yet those warnings signals are really scaring me!

I'm quite happy to spend £200 on an iPad Mini 2. The only thing that's put me off is your red alert sign. I even know that if I did buy it now and it got discontinued in September, it wouldn't bother or effect us.

You are taking the written word way too seriously, that too on the internet. It is a buying guide, it is not a commandment. You are free to take and make your own calls as per your needs.
 
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