Will Current iPad Apps work on the Mini iPad?

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  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    I am considering the Mini iPad or the Nexus 7 to replace an older Nook. One of the deciding factors is having to buy new Apps.

    So, I am wondering if the current iPad/iPhone Apps work on the upcoming Mini iPad, or will we have to get all new apps.

    Thank you
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Many of the rumors have suggested that the resolution of the screen of a smaller iPad would likely be the same as the full-size iPad, so the apps would run fine. Even if that's not the case, I'm sure Apple will just scale the apps in some way, like using iPhone apps on an iPad (but in reverse).
     
  3. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    You're considering a product that doesn't exist. Get that one!


    smh
     
  4. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    You might as well put several options on a piece of paper in a hat and pull one out at random.

    No one knows...hell it hasn't even been acknowledge to even exist...think people! :)
     
  5. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    See I was considering the 7" MacBook Mini or the iPad mini. Which one should I go with?
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    This is a question best left for your as-yet-unconceived child who may one day be the future CEO of Apple.
     
  7. Philalbe, Sep 28, 2012
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    Philalbe macrumors 6502

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    7" MacBook mini; perfect for sprites, brownies and infants with supra-genius intelligence :p
     
  8. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sarcasm is always nice!

    Well It is supposed to be announced in Oct, so it is not all that far fetched, at least not in my little mind.
     
  9. Jolly-boo macrumors member

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    Last year there were also Mini iPad rumors, as well as rumours of a curvy iPhone. I wouldnt bet on a mini, at least not base a shopping decision waiting on itthough it might make sense for them to make a small iPad. And they dont release anything past November for the rest of the year, except in other countries after the USA release.
     
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  11. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    It's a rumor. Nothing more.
     
  12. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised by the cynicism of the replies about considering future plans based on rumors. This is an Apple rumor site, after all.
     
  13. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Yes, nothing else makes sense other than to use a 1024x768 resolution.
     
  14. duggram macrumors 6502

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    The Android mini tablets are cleaning house without Apple competition. I've seen comments that the mini would out sell the big iPad. Why would Apple skip this market?

    I hope apps get shared between the iPads. I just ordered two of the iPad nano covers from Amazon. Thanks for the link.
     
  15. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Some view the glass as half empty, and some view it as half full.
     
  16. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Err ok? :confused:
     
  17. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    It's one thing to speculate based on rumors, quite another to ask for a prediction as the OP did.
     
  18. duggram macrumors 6502

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    What's wrong with his question? True, it's been answered in a couple of other threads. But what does it hurt to discuss relative matters on this forum?
     
  19. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not surprised at all; seems some folks would rather not take the high road.
     
  20. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but how do you expect people to answer technical questions about a product that is nothing but a rumor? Even when scientists speculate they do so based on the concrete facts that they have. There are no concrete facts about the iPad Mini yet as far as I've seen.
     
  21. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    You tell him, bro!

    BTW, should I get the red or purple ipad mini?
     
  22. duggram macrumors 6502

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    Froggy, you get the one that you think matches your wardrobe the best. :D
     
  23. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502

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    Well I believe viewing a glass that has not become a reality would make that glass totally empty. Just saying.
     
  24. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    Trust me, I still plan on getting the G5 Powerbook when it finally comes out...
     
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