What to Pre-order ? iPad 4 or iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by britton45, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. britton45, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    britton45 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Do not own a iPad.
    What should I buy?
    iPad 4 64GB Black Like the Retina Display.
    iPad Mini 64GB Black Like that it is smaller.
    I own a MacBook and iPhone 5.
    Going to order Soon.
    Let me know what you think?
    Thank you,
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Get both - return the one you dont like as much.
  3. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Easy to decide.

    Ipad 4 gonna be heavy as hell
    Ipad mini a lot lighter
  4. Jedi012 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    I am in the same boat and am going with the iPad mini.
  5. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I'm torn between getting a 16GB iPad 4 or a 32GB mini...
    I'll probably go with the 4 because of the retina display and current gen internals.
  6. britton45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    I think I am going to order iPad 4.
    Not sure 2hrs and 20 minutes to go.
  7. Jnava420 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    Lincoln, NE
    Both that what im doing the 4 for me the mini for the g/f, giving the 3 to a friend for a trade.
  8. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    Why don't you keep the 4 and mini and trade the GF?
  9. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    It all boils down to what you are going to be doing with it. I had a iPad 3 sold it and now getting the iPad Mini. The smaller form factor just absolutely fits more into the way I use the device. So take that into consideration.

    It isn't that the iPad 3 or the new iPad 4 is way heavier, but the bigger footprint and being heavier isn't that big of deal and likely will give better performance, but if you are going to hold it a lot for reading or curl up with it in bed. The mini is a better option in my book.
  10. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    IMO go for the mini. The full-size iPad is a bit awkward (size, weight) I find and as a result it gets less use than I would like. We have a 3rd gen and 2nd gen iPad, and though the 3rd definitely has a much nicer display, the 2nd gen still works just fine.
  11. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    If you really like the smaller size but like the retina display, then the right answer is wait a cycle and get tne next mini (either happily because it gets the retina, or grudgingly because it improves in other ways but doesn't get the retina display and you would have been happy enough with what's on order later tonight).

    That's assuming the thing sells big this time out, and that Apple means to keep the streak going by improving the display in the future.

    Hah but there's no way I could delay my own mini purchase to the next cycle, I admit that. I'm pre-ordering tonight even though I figure a refresh is probably in its near future. I'll skip that refresh but might end up somewhat annoyed over having done this buy tonight, depending on what else they tack into the next mini. I don't care that much about the retina display on that size, though.

    Well... good luck with whatever you decide! :)
  12. britton45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Ordered the iPad 4

    I pre-order the iPad 4 64Gb Black.
    Thank you,
  13. kko323 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    IPad 4th

    Guys, I will buy the 4th generation IPAD and really need it on NOV 2!! Do you think I will be able to get one of those easily? Or should I expect to face huge lines?!

    btw, I will get it at the Apple Store of Montreal (Canada)

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