Whether it's the mini or 4th gen, is this your first iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MusicEnthusiast, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. MusicEnthusiast macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Well, considering I preordered the 4th gen in a 32 gb size this morning, it'll be my first iPad ever! I chose this over the mini because I'm hoping to use it as a replacement over my 4 year old HP laptop. Granted, I do have a desktop running both OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 7 so I won't lose functionality of a real computer. But come Friday, I'm gonna be stoked. This baby is going overseas with me to Japan for Christmas and New Years!

    I know many of you have owned iPads previously, but who is getting their's for the first time?? :D
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Throwing kindle fire out. First iPad. I am going to get a mini. I'll still be happy with the kindle-like size but with iOS!
  3. Powrie macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    I want an iPad but I dont want it to be heavy.

    I would get the mini but it does not have Retina.

    So iam waiting for the iPad 5 which will have the new form factor.

    Big Retina Screen while being thinner and lighter.
  4. Scott2345 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Well I didn't get a mini or a 4, instead bought a iPad 3 refurb 16GB. It's my first iPad as well.
  5. DoctorYuyi macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2012
    My first iPad was the iPad 2, I sold it and never got another one. Got it I think a week or two after the release date.

    This time around I canceled my Sprint phone contract early saving me $1200 (subtracting the termination fee.) Also got my bonus at work, and I got more money from selling my Galaxy S2. Switched to a prepaid service and I wanted something for at home that I could satisfy my desire for touchscreen goodness.
  6. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    I'm going to check out the mini in person. If I like it, it will be my first ever iPad.
  7. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    The mini will be my fourth, and once it arrives ill have 2 iPads, as I'm keeping the 9.7" iPad for house duties.
  8. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    I've had every iPad thus far on day one. The 4th gen will be the exception. I think I'm going to be much happier with the mini though.
  9. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    I am on the same boat. I have every single one of Apple product since iPhone.

    But the danger is, if people like myself get used to not upgrading, will Apple lose its revenue growth? (fanboy growing up LMAO)
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
  11. OregonSasquatch macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    I just preordered my first iPad. It's a 4th generation iPad. 16GB wifi. I'm planning on using it in my living room for general web browsing, some gaming, and a music/movie streamer.

    I was a little worried about weight, but I think the iPad4's retina, size and processing power will e better for general home use.

    What do you think? I'm excited!
  12. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I think you made a good choice. Lots of people never have their 9.7-inch iPad leave their homes most of the time. And for your uses, 16GB is fine.

    Enjoy it!
  13. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    This will be my first ipad.. looking at the 4th Gen.. larger screen, new chip, and i should have by the end of the year.. maybe sooner... I can't technically rule out the mini as i haven't held it to see the size but i've always liked the larger of the two..
  14. fsumom macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2010
    The mini will be a first but sadly it's for my daughter and not myself ;).
  15. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    It gets heavy after a while

    Get a case that acts a stand , like those 360 degree rotating cases

    Like this , sits comfortable in your lap


    For watching videos
  16. GSF macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    If i get the Mini or the 4th Gen it will be my 4th iPad i've owned!

    1 - 1st Gen Wifi - 3G ATT Black 32GB

    2 - 2nd Gen Wifi - White 32 - 64GB* don't remember lol.

    3 - 3rd Gen Wifi - White 64GB

    4 - Mini or 4th Gen Wifi - White 64GB!
  17. DerfBWH macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    Indeed this will be my first iPad. A 32GB mini. :D The price was the biggest stopgap before and figured it was the perfect opportunity to dive right in.
  18. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2009
    I had a 16GB wifi + 3G iPad 2 and I currently have a 32GB wifi + 4G/LTE iPad 3.

    The 16GB wifi iPad mini I ordered today is for my mom. It will be her first iPad.
  19. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    Just like my iPad 3 on it's stand. :apple::cool:

    ^* Typed & posted that and this on my iPad 3 hehe


    Will be buying at least 2 minis as gifts & for me - yep, iPad 3 was my first. :cool:
  20. superstarmc macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    I've had generations 1 thru 3, got rid of the first one. I swore I didn't need the mini but once I demo it, well things change.
  21. spoon72 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2011
    I have just ordered my first ipad 16G wifi.. Will sell it when newer model come out next year..
  22. gcrr macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2012
    The 3rd gen was my first. I got it 3 months ago...
  23. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Mini is going to be my first, I'm hoping to use it a lot instead of my black MacBook on campus and just around. I'm incredibly excited, going to line up for the black 32 gb :D
  24. Redsfan macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    Greater Toronto Area
    our 11 year old Daughter is buying our family's first one....

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