It’s basically an iPad Air mini without the Smart Connector. The iPad Air is $599 with 64GB.The stereo speakers in landscape mode alone is making me sweat a little over potentially upgrading. But $499 for only 64GB of storage in a year in which the iPhone models got a storage bump feels a little difficult to swallow.
For those purposes, I don't think the Mini 6 is worth the upgrade... at this time... especially considering the increased price. (I'm not complaining about the price, it is what I expected)I do basic things like reading and notes writing on the mini. I also have the pencil. Is this a big upgrade? better resolution? noticeable screen size? what is a mini 5 256gb with apple care+ worth now?
I think I’ll hold onto my mini 5 for a while longer. It’s my second iPad after my 11 inch pro. I have no issues with the form factor and I’m not really looking for an increase in screen size. The only things I wouldn’t mind about the new iPad mini is the improved speakers and Apple Pencil 2 support. Simply because charging is better. However I don’t use my Apple Pencil enough to justify the upgrade.I’m in the same boat.
I have an iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) with a magic keyboard as my daily driver, but recently picked up an immaculate Mini 5 for £280 to use for reading and light surfing whilst in bed etc.
I love the idea of the Mini 6 and the new form factor… but struggling to justify the 100% uplift for one.
Thus, Since the mini probably won't be updated until 2024, i will probably buy one on September 24 of this year since pushing the purchase in the future bring no advantage !
Me too! My mini 2 still works very well but doesn't have enough storage unfortunately. The battery life is very good - it's been the best Apple device in that respect by far. Very excited about the 6 coming next week!I'm upgrading from the mini 2. Nothing was wrong with it. The mini is the perfect size for me. I love the 6.