iPad mini Who's Waiting for Mini w/Retina?

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  1. w00t951, Nov 13, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012

    w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I know I'll probably get a lot of flak for this, but who's waiting for the iPad Mini with Retina display? I took a look at the Mini in the Apple Store, and I could only think of three things:
    1. omfg pixels
    2. omfg 2 year old components
    3. omfg Retina & A6 next year
    So who else is waiting for Apple's iPad Mini refresh next year? If we were talking about the Asus Nexus 7 or something, I would just buy it - but this is a significant, $350+ investment.
  2. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    No. I'll just buy the retina version when it comes out.

    In the mean time, I'm enjoying my iPad Mini. My favorite tablet so far.

    Life is too short.
  3. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The smart money is on the upcoming mini with retina... :D

    Apple needs to curtail the low-res model ASAP.
  4. OdT22 macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2012
    Dupe #438.

    (Sent from one of thousands of happy mini users)
  5. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I probably will. I picked up the mini a couple days ago and I just loved the weight of it. The screen was the only thing that caught me as unacceptable since I'm already used to "retina" displays on all my other devices.

    I'll probably sell my iPad 3 for the next mini whenever that is.
  6. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    I'll probably buy a Mini Retina when it comes out next year.

    But I wasn't getting played for a sucker (buy it for full retail, sell it and give Apple another $329 next spring) by getting the first generation one. I bought a Nexus 7 instead. I've been pleasantly surprised with it. Works great, has most of the apps I used, I was able to sync my iTunes music to it.

    I was stalking this place waiting for the Mini to come out, but was disappointed by the specs and price.
  7. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I'm waiting, in the meanwhile I'm enjoying this mini. :D
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yep. Also typing on a mini here.
  9. Kayakphotos macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2012
    Naples, FL
    I'll probably make the upgrade, but the display hasn't been a deal breaker for me so far.
  10. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Doing exactly the same. The mini weight and form factor is perfect.
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I'm not waiting a year for it. I'll use the current model until it comes out next year.
  12. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    I really liked the iPad Mini, but I returned it because I've gotten really used to the high res screen of my iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPad 3.
  13. OdT22 macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2012
    Yup. Along with a real debt ceiling and an honest politician. I have tracking numbers too, but none of them seem to work right now... The web must be down, or SOL maybe.
  14. EMAN19 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    Here here! Life is too short!

    I'll upgrade when it becomes available, until them I will enjoy my iPad mini.
  15. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I'd prefer the retina, but I'm still thinking 'bout getting one before 2013 just to play with
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  17. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
  18. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
    Good Luck.

    I'm not waiting a 8-12 months for a device only because I want that better screen but I love everything else of the current model (form factor, design).

    Just buy the current Mini and sell it when the new comes out? :cool: You'll probably lose 100+ dollars, yes. So? worth the wait?

    .. People these days:rolleyes:.

    I will keep my first gen Mini when I buy the new one. I'd like to keep a first gen product the iPad and iPhone. "The one that started the madness" :apple:
  19. jm5309 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    I didn't even wait for the LTE model like I'd planned! I'm enjoying the mini just as it is. Any improvements will be icing on the cake.
  20. bagelmaker macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2012
    I totally agree.
  21. technowar macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Cebu, Philippines
    Will TRY to wait for next year's Mini with retina and a new powerful processor. I'm not as rich as you guys are.
  22. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    I'm not rich either, but I will be enjoying my iPad mini while I await the inevitable retina version. The cost of the new device will be mostly subsidized by the sale of the current device.
  23. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    a Mini with retina + LTE? Yeah, I will probably cave in and buy that over the iPad 4/5.
  24. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Well said! I find when I adopt the life is too short attitude and just go for what I want, there really aren't many problems, only enjoyment.
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Omfg over clocked CPU which makes it faster than the 2.

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