Who here uses both an iPad mini and an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SunshineFires, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. SunshineFires macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2011
    Reason I'm asking is because I currently own an iPad mini 2 and kind of miss the full size iPad experience. But I'm not sure if it's practical to invest in an iPad Pro 9.7 without making my mini redundant. Would love to hear from those who use both on a daily basis.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I do. I have all three. And I think the Mini is in danger of getting sold.
  3. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Same here. I have a mini 4, an iPad Air 2 and the larger pro. The air 2 is
    in use continually as a general purpose tablet, the pro for mainly watching movies and the mini is only used as a monitor for my DJI phantom 3.
    Horses for courses!
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    The Mini is Too Mini at this Point. It can't do Side By Side as far as I know. In my life theres room for a Laptop or Desktop a Smartphone and a Tablet thats more than I need. Now a Mini just does not cut it.
  5. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    I did have a Mini at the same time as my Air 2.
    I kept it mainly for debugging my apps because once I had the Air the Mini just didn't get used at all. I found going back to the smaller screen uncomfortable after using a bigger one.

    Personally I'd sell the Mini and put the money towards an iPad Air 2 or Pro. Unless you really have need for a smal screen at times the bigger ones just outclass it for reading comfort.
  6. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    I do and have for a long time. My Mini is my take along and bed reader. iPad is for everything else.
  7. imac09 macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2016
    My mini hasn't been touched since I received the 9.7" iPP...
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    The Mini has a market. It is ultra portable. Some people like or need that.
  9. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    I'd like a Mini but the 9.7 iPad Pro is the best I will be getting a Samsung Tab S3 at 8 inches you just can't beat OLED.
  10. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I was using a mini2 and Air, but at home, I just can't bring myself to pick up the mini2, when I have both a MacBook Pro and an iPad Air. The screen is too small to make me want to use it at home over the other 2. However, for on the go portability, the mini is awesome. I've recently sold my mini and bought the iPad Pro 9.7, and I'm gonna probably stick with that size only.
  11. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    It can but you need a mini 4.

    I have an Air 2 and mini 2 and my mini gets some use, but really only while my Air is charging or just when I'm trying to save my Air's battery because I know I'll be taking it out later. I'd probably use it a lot more if it was a mini 4, but I'm not going to go out and buy a second iPad. The mini 2 was a gift.
  12. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I have both, but the Mini is my go to and take along tablet. But that's just me.
    I use my mini 95% of the time, but I do use my Air daily. Using it now actually.
    Sounds like you want the 9.7, so go for it.
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I use all three.
    Mini going out and about and in the car, remote for atvs
    9.7 in bed, kitchen, remote for atvs, casual browsing browsing.
    12.9 productivity, watching movies, extra screen
  14. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I have a Mini 4 and the iPP97.

    Mini is perfect for in the biscuit(bed) or curled up personal use. Display is creamy beautiful.

    I'm trying to readjust to the 9.7. It's sized best for sitting/lap use and the bigger screen is more easily viewable when on the treadmill.

    I'm not at a point of a decision yet. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  15. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    It does side by side and video pop out just fine on the latest Mini 4:

  16. mackie8 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2014
    i have mini 2 before .. then i sold it for air 2 i hate the display of mini 2..... but after that i find air 2 too big to carry ....
    and now i bought mini 4 as my go to tablet... its always in my bag for media ,browsing, clash of clans while on the train..... but whenever i reach home i use my air 2 for movies .. drawing. and some games..

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