Who's buying the Mini?

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  1. mac jones macrumors 68040

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  2. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    A lot of people will, but I'm not the target demographic for a mini. My 3rd gen iPad suits me perfectly.
     
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    I had an original iPad and iPad 2 and both collected dust after the first week of novelty wore off. I'm definitely done with the iPad now. I have an iMac, MacBook Pro (Retina) and iPhone 5 that I prefer over an iPad.
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I might. It's about the only Apple computer model I haven't owned.
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    You're using it wrong(TM).
     
  6. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Had the first gen iPad. Just recently sold it as it wasn't on the upgrade path. Can't wait for the mini.

    I've borrowed a Kindle Fire HD, which is not Apple Product, but gave me a good example of the size, and I really like that form factor.
     
  7. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    I have iPad 2 now which I am considering selling
     
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

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    my ipad is collecting dust because it's too cumbersome. the ipad mini will be great!
     
  9. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I'm thinking passing my iPad 2 to my son and get myself a Mini as companion to iPad 3 ... There are times for bigger and smaller screens ...
    But let's see the details first; I'm not in hurry
     
  10. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    It depends...

    1. Screen-retina or not

    2. Price-too much for what is has
     
  11. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on what's released, I will most likely for the wife.

    We are looking at selling off the iphone for her and buying a regular handset instead. Then she can just use the mini for all the net (smartphone) related stuff and so forth.
     
  12. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Totally depends on the specs and price.

    If they are good, I will preorder 2. If they aren't, I'll buy something else.
     
  13. djransom macrumors 68040

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    If I hadn't purchased the new iPad a couple weeks ago then I would've.
     
  14. KimMelton661 macrumors 6502

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    ME!! The most I will pay is the rumored 329. If its anything over then I will buy a used iPad 2. I am so excited for tomorrow.

    Random question - Where can we watch the keynote tomorrow?
     
  15. Tingler macrumors member

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    I will buy it if the price is right. If the price isn't right, I'll still buy it but will do it with a bad mood :D
     
  16. klover macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't live stream keynotes but tech sites like Engadget, The Verge, etc. will live blog.
     
  17. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    The price is mostly inconsequential to me, except for the matter of lower specs to meet a low price. If it's too "low end", then I'm not interested.
     
  18. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I was actually ready to buy last month when the rumors were it would come out then. In fact I was excited about it. But now I don't think I'll be getting one.

    First, if the prices being thrown about are correct I'm just not willing to pay over $300.

    Second, I'm thinking someone will bring out a smaller Windows 8 tablet. I have an iPad (in fact I've had all versions, 1,2 and 3) and I'm looking at Windows 8 tablets. To be honest I want to have access to a file manager. I'm really tired of Dropbox etc. I have a huge library of recorded TV that I can't get on to my iPad. A windows 8 Pro tablet would fix that.

    Third, I think someone will bring out a smaller Windows 8 tablet too. I would like a smaller one but it's not necessary.

    I like my iPad. I use it every day but the limitations and workarounds are getting to be an issue.

    So I guess I'm kind of glad it took an extra month for Apple to bring it out. Gave me time to think and try other options.

    But then who knows, if they get it under $300 I might just pick one up for kicks. I can always give it to my grandkids if something else comes along next year.
     
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    I am ready on pre-order day to get it. I have my gift cards all ready to go!
     
  20. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    if it's retina, maybe

    if they make it readable in direct sunlight, hell yeah
     
  21. mwulf67 macrumors regular

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    IF < $300 and IF >= 16GB THEN Mini iPad ELSE Nexus 7
     
  22. ME Nick macrumors member

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    I am planning on buying a mini.
    I had the iPad first gen, and sold it once the iPad 2 came out.
    The size of the current iPad is great in some situations, but I want something more compact and less "Hey look at my giant tablet."
     
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