iPad mini Why are people still bashing the rMini?

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  1. Señor macrumors 6502

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    The rMini blows the Mini away, hands down.

    Speed: Awesome. I can load MacRumors in not even 2 seconds. Of course if you're visiting a website that's server is based of an 1998 connection, it won't do well with that.

    Display: What many have been waiting for. I can say the display definitely lives up to expectations. I compare it to my Mini, and that just looks, well, blurred.

    Thickness and Heaviness: Thickness remains the same as the old Mini, but at first hold, it feels SLIGHTLY heavier. Once you use it for a few hours you won't even notice the difference.

    Color Gamut (Gasp!): I'm not an OCD-freak, so the "lesser" RGB does not bug me. I honestly think it looks more natural.

    But hey, opinions don't exist on the Internet, right?

    - We got Retina display
    - We were surprised by same specs as the Air

    What are we still missing?

    Is it the price range? Are people still going out and buying iPad's when they don't have the money to?

    Is it the color gamut? Were you surprised at having the screen calibrated the same way as it's predecessor?

    If you want the Air go for the Air. Nobody is stopping you.
    If you want to switch to a bar of soap (you know what I mean) go for the bar of soap.

    I love my rMini, and don't see why others don't either.
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You don't see because your little gamut doesn't let you... :p

    (I love the rMini. It's a beast of a device.)
     
  3. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    No one's bashing the mini.

    Those who are expressing their opinions and experiences, do so for a reason.

    Most know they must brace for the likelihood of being attacked by the Apple apologist, excuse makers. Therefore some just read the entries and avoid the agitation posting can cause. Finger pointing is very popular in AppleLand.

    Knowing Apple monitors the blogosphere, I'd rather post for Apples benefit. They may be greedy and stubborn, yet I'm certain some info gets noticed.
     
  4. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    It's the color gamut damut. LOL. I love my rMini and I simply ignore all the hyperbole. I am happy with it that is all that matters PERIOD!
     
  5. daneoni macrumors G4

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    All well and good for you but no need to be arrogant and condescending about it.

    wow...really?

    Oh the irony, so the opinion only exists if it aligns with yours right?

    You're not helping, you're part of the problem.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    :eek: Really?

    Some posts could've fooled me...
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    No, some are just too busy bashing people who hold a different opinion.

    It is sad that we can't be a community of people respecting those who hold different opinions and beliefs. Instead of celebrating such disparate opinions, some resort to name calling and other ad-hominem attacks.

     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    People bash it because they don't like it, or don't like a specific short coming (perceived or real).

    Personally, I don't care what people say, its a good tablet for me, though I'll have to wait until the retina flavor arrives at my door stop hopefully today.

    Maybe I'll be complaining if its not what I expect but we'll see :)
     
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Bottom line: some people are never satisfied & look for tiny flaws if major ones don't exist. The Mona Lisa is not perfectly symmetrical!
     
  10. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    For some, the color gamut is the end all be all spec. Personally, if it's not right up against another tablet with superb gamut, I'd never be able to tell the difference. I"m sure I'm not alone.

    Now constant crashing and tab refreshing every second, that's what I would consider a bigger problem.
     
  11. EedyBeedyBeeps macrumors newbie

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    The small differences become the deciding factors when so many other things are equal.
     
  12. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    If you are not seeing rMini bashing then you must not be reading correctly. Having an opinion is one thing. Saying the rMini is crippled, gimped, poor quality, etc. because it doesn't support 100% gamut is bashing.

    If someone refers to people as Apple apologists, defending the iPad, etc. for expressing their opnions, THAT is people bashing.
     
  13. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

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    Some people have a strong need to justify their purchase of the Air (or justify their waiting for mini 3), so they bash the mini 2. This counts for no less than 80 percent of the activities referred to as "rMini-bashing".

    Others have a major urge to justify buying both devices. Talk about having buyer's remorse.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    It was the 1st gen Mini versus the larger IPads last year.

    Guess what will happen next year for one reason or another.
     
  15. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that not what opinions are for? To show your view on what you think is right and wrong?

    I was stating my opinion of the rMini, not saying all of your opinions are instantly redundant. I was just stating that I don't know why people don't like it.

    So it's not a problem when you're stating your opinion, but god forbid it's someone else's?
     
  16. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    It's just a tablet. Nothing to get excited over.

    Apple Apologists are a well known group in existence for years

    That's not bashing anyone, simply talking about a very well defined group who hold onto the staunch belief that Apple knows best, are never wrong, and know better than the apologists themselves.

    There's nothing wrong with belonging to that group. Those who deny the group's existence are simply not familiar with Apple. Not everyone chooses reality and that's OK. It's what keeps things interesting.

    Why be upset when it's so easy to be happy. We have choices, one only has to look around they're everywhere.
     
  17. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    rmini is a great tablet. no question.

    gamut issue is real but may not affect your usecase.

    roll on 2014 rmini...100% gamut, touch id and a8... available in 32, 64, 128 or 256gb. :D
     
  18. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    ...and a little bit thinner and lighter. And 2GB of RAM! :p
     
  19. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anyone I know has apologized for Apple's decision to use a reduced color gamut on the rMini. However, what I have seen is those that don't seem to be bothered by and it and those that just can't understand that.
     
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apologize? Huh? :confused:
     
  21. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah anyone that is okay with the rMini are just apologist for Apple, didn't you know that? LOL
     
  22. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just because I don't have a problem with the rMini's display I'm automatically assumed to be a sheep by some posters here. I do recognize the reduced color gamut, but tbh it's not a deal breaker for me. It's a great tablet regardless.
     

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