Why the hype about Ipad mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I just don't get the hype on this forum.

    It's Apples weakest IOS product line at the moment. Runs a two year outdated A5 chip and no retina display which has been in ipod touch line for 2+ years now.

    It's small "wow"..get a full size Ipad as you are missing out. Ipad mini will be forever a poor mans Ipad..as for people saying it's small ect..wow i'm enjoying my Iphone 5 which is much better. :D
     
  2. urkel macrumors 68030

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    You put zero thought into this rant.
     
  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've read heaps of posts how it's perfect for certain people.

    It's cheap that's it..seriously people should consider a second hand Ipad over this one.
     
  4. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Look beyond specs and price... think about the user experience and you might get it.
     
  5. Spink10 Suspended

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    Some people want an Apple 7.9 inch iPad - never has this size be available as an apple product. People are excited to try it out. Duh!
     
  6. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    better size for reading novels

    better option for kids

    easier to stuff in a jacket or purse

    perfect for in-car GPS turn by turn

    shut yo mouf, boy :mad:
     
  7. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    People are going on as if it's "better" than the larger Ipad (I mean feature wise)..

    It's not though. My Ipad does alot more than Ipad mini.
     
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  9. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    no one says it's better than the 9.7"

    it just meets different needs

    are you mental? :D
     
  10. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Books ..yes but only small books paper size..hopeless for large novels + magazines.

    GPS ? Iphone does the job much better and is more the same size as sat nav screens.

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    There is no need for a 7" tablet.

    Only people mad enough to pay for it. Profit that's all.
     
  11. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on what feature you are talking about.

    iPad mini key feature: more portable size

    iPad 4 key features: retina display, CPU/GPU, bigger size

    different experience, but I'd suspect retina display as a feature will be gone in the next 1 or 2 refresh... so it will come down to CPU/GPU, and size as main factors.. (and whatever Apple comes up with later).
     
  12. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Camera and processor will be faster in the larger Ipad.
     
  13. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    yes, we're talking novels, not the picture books that you're so fond of :D
     
  14. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    You =/= everyone.

    You don't need it doesn't mean other people don't need it.

    Your problem is self-centric thinking.

    What you need to do is think hard and come up with reasons why an iPad mini would be good for, and where your big iPad may not be so useful and you will answer your own question.

    Use your brain :)
     
  15. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    now you're just trolling

    your needs are different than what other people want

    gtfo, seriously
     
  16. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Camera and processor will be faster in a professional camera.

    Are you arguing for the sake of arguing?

    Make the list, and compare it side by side and answer your own question.
     
  17. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000

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    I disagree that you've read heaps of posts, otherwise you'd know that there are a lot of people who want a smaller device, and price is NOT a factor.

    You've come at this confusion (of YOURS) in such an offensive way, like people who might think differently are so stupid or ignorant or lacking rational thought, so why in the world would anyone want or feel a need to have one of these devices?

    I've got advice for arrogance and arrogant attitudes like yours - your requirements and criteria in devices are NOT mine, get *********g over yourself.
     
  18. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    I bought one because I can...Dont even need it just want another toy to play with...Simple as that
     
  19. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    I seriously think we are talking to a troll :)
     
  20. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Lol.. do you know how ebooks work? "Small books paper size" vs. "large novels"?
     
  21. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think he owns an iPad...
     
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    It's already been said, specs don't necessarily equate to usability. For some of us there is more value in the mini's smaller size than there is in features we may never miss. My iPad 2 has yet to choke on any of the apps I use, and the lack of a retina screen means the added performance of the A6X is not needed. Performance wise the mini should meet my needs and the smaller size and lighter weight is the upgrade Im looking for. There are certainly good reasons to choose the 4th gen over the mini, getting hung up on specs is not one of them.
     
  23. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    275K apps on a little tablet made by Apple inc.
     
  24. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    While iPad mini is based on iPad 2, it does bring one key improvement not found on 9.7" iPads (including 4th generation): GF2 (second generation Glass/Film) integrated touch screen. 5th generation iPad will most likely adopt this screen type for thinner profile, less reflection, and reduced weight.

    iPad mini:iPad = MacBook Air:MacBook Pro

    I have no doubt that both iPad mini and MacBook Air will soon adopt retina screen. But it is worth keeping in mind that both iPad mini and MacBook Air are all about portability. It is not yet possible to make them small and light with retina screen and faster processor.

    If portability is not a factor for you, then you should pay more and get 9.7" iPad. Ditto for retina MacBook Pro.
     
  25. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that statement made me go :confused: I guess he thinks that all ebooks are PDFs without reflow capability? LOL. I guess if it's not a paperback-sized book, you can't read it on iPad mini! Clearly, the screen is too small for large novels.
     

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