Those who have the ipad mini and the plus how you finding it?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Got asked this today as I have the 6S plus and the mini 4. How are you finding using both? do you find you are using one alot less than the other? I have the air 2 so at times I question needing all 3. How about you guys? you feel you don't have the need for both?
     
  2. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 6 Plus and the Mini 3, but they both serve different purposes to me. The Mini 3 is my go to entertainment device when I'm not on the go. If I have something to check during the day or at work I'll use my 6 Plus...on my break sometimes I'll pull out the Mini, otherwise I'll text and do whatever quick tasks I need with the phone.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I take my iPad mini with me if I know I'm going to be waiting somewhere (car service, kids' appointments, etc) where I need to kill an hour and just want to browse a few websites, or if I'm reading in bed.

    Otherwise, I'm all about the iPad Pro.
     
  4. beernut macrumors 6502

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    my ipad pro makes my ipad 3 look like a mini 1
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I have a iPad Mini (first gen) and a iPhone 6 Plus. They both get used often and serve an independent purpose.
     
  6. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Have both and finding it great! The Mini is the right size for recreational viewing, viewing, news checking, consuming, etc... It is currently my only tablet. I gifted my regular sized iPad.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    The phone doesn't get a lot of use. Honestly, if the Mini had Health app and could sync with the Watch, I would never touch the phone. The mini is my main device.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I don't have a plus but I've played around with one enough to appreciate that ultimately it's still just a big phone while the Mini is a tablet. I use both classes of device differently.
     
  9. Cebu macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad mini and the 6 plus. Once I purchased my iPad pro I stopped using the mini. If it's something that's quick I use my iPhone. Most of the time I'm on the Pro. Come to think of it I rarely use my MacBooks either.
     
  10. Shanghaichica, Jan 21, 2016
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    Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I have the plus and the mini 3 and they really are nothing alike, although my dad keeps saying that he doesn't see the point in having both. My iPhone is useful when I'm outside, walking etc or in bed. However the mini has a much bigger screen and I'd rather watch a movie on my mini or browse the net when in say sitting down on the train on my way to work. The iPhone is a good all round device but the mini is better for certain tasks.

    I also have the air 2 and I have very separate uses for each.

    iPhone 6S plus - primary all round go to device

    Mini 3- I use it to watch videos on my commute to work. I will occasionally use it at home to watch videos in bed when I'm feeling too lazy to hold up my air 2. However there are degrees of laziness because someone times I have to switch from my mini to my 6 plus when I'm feeling extremely lazy!!!

    Air 2- I use it at home to watch videos, play games, surf the net, do online shopping. It's kind of like my home computer even though I have a Mac. I also like to take it on vacation with me.
     
  11. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I have the 6s and not the 6s Plus, but I think of the iPad mini as a smaller iPad, not a bigger iPhone. If you do some math, the size difference between an iPad mini's screen and an iPad Air's screen is MUCH smaller than the difference between an iPad Air and an iPad Pro's screen.

    I've been thinking a lot lately about whether or not I need both, and recently I have been doing some app/web page comparisons. To me, an iPad mini has a far different use case than the iPhone. The iPhone is my everyday general purpose computer. If I'm away from my desk or out and about, the iPhone/Apple Watch are my 1-2 punch for getting things taken care of. But if I'm going out somewhere and know I might have some down time to kill, the iPad comes with me every time. It's the perfect device for that. Games, reading, browsing, texting, email--I feel they're all more enjoyable on my iPad mini.

    I've owned a lot of iPad models over the last few years, and I got a lot of hands on time with the Pro, but I still feel like the mini is my favorite iPad form factor. I'm more likely to take it out of the house with me because it's more portable and stowable than my iPad Air/3/2 were, and if I need to get more heavy lifting done, my 13" rMbp is not exactly hard to carry.
     

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