All iPads WTF?! Everyone at Apple Store is buying BOTH

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AdonisSMU, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Wow! I see all these people buying both Air and rMinis dayum! The Apple made it so hard to choose people are choosing both.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    In my case, I was hoping to get a balanced display. Since the Air is over saturated and the Mini is undersaturated, buying both solved my problem!
  3. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    You know apple did this on purpose, right?
  4. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    I can't justify both so I chose the Retina Mini as I take it everywhere I go. Great screen, and great capacity and speed over the older mini. My eyes can still read small text for now so I'm as content as can be. I have smaller hands so even the smallish bt keyboards are not that big of an issue and even typing on my lap on the train during a 45+ min commute is no big deal.
  5. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    Maybe they are shopping for the holidays?
  6. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I hope this mini has exactly the same display as my iPad Air in terms of having a full color gamut.


    Nope, people buying for themselves according to the people I talked to.
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Yes, it's a tech geeks dream... bring home two devices the same day.

    Seriously, why are you surprised (WTF?! notation). People use to have a couple computers at home (desktop + laptop), now they have a couple iPads.
  8. AudiA3 macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2013
  9. diamornte macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2009
    Air + rMini = Dual Monitors!

    I like to use my iPads this way... not to mention you get the best of both worlds
  10. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I guess i would fall into that category.
  11. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    WTF?! Everyone at Apple Store is buying BOTH

    Sadly you're going to be disappointed. It doesn't. If you need a display colour like the Air, the Air is the only way you'll get it at the moment until Apple decide to improve the quality of the rMini screens.

    I'm hanging on to my original Mini and I'll sit this Mini upgrade out.
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    +1. Very useful when you're researching stuff while trying to compose a post. No dreaded refresh because of tab switching. :rolleyes:

    Also, if you take turns using/recharging the iPads, you always have an iPad available. :p
  13. Giuly macrumors 68040


    You know that the iPad is so high-technology that you can use it while it charges, right? :rolleyes:
  14. TrollToddington macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    One can always desaturate over saturated colours, but saturating under saturated colours won't lead to good results because the undersaturated picture contains less colour information than the over saturated. Simple logic. That's why I'd rather the Air than the Mini if I were to choose one for displaying photographs.

    If one uses the iPad just for browsing or film watching or other colour non-critical work, they shouldn't care about the lesser colour gamut on the mini.
  15. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Only if you don't mind being tethered to a wall socket. I'd have to be a contortionist if I want to charge the iPad while using it from my bed so much easier to just have two. :rolleyes:
  16. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    picked up our mini's the other night and i was checking out the Air as we were waiting. makes me wanna get rid of our laptop and do an Air in it's place...hmmm lol
  17. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    For what possible reason?

    Wait...perhaps it is to sell stuff and make money.

    And all this time I thought Apple was a charitable, non-profit, humanitarian agency.

    Go figure...:rolleyes:
  18. locust76 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2009
    Apparently it won't.
  19. Slartibartfass macrumors newbie


    Sep 11, 2009
    Bought an...

    iPAD Air 128GB ATT for myself (came from iPad 1)

    iPAD Air 128GB Wifi for my older son (he contributed some dough himself) for x-mas

    r iPad mini 16GB Wifi for my younger son (instead of iTouch) for x-mas

    r iPad mini 16GB Wifi for my younger daughter (instead of iTouch) for x-mas.

    Older daughter has iPad mini 1 16GB

    and my wife sticks with her iPad 1 64GB (lucky me....).

    All equals BIG HOLE in wallet.....
  20. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    So far so good, but what about the knuckleheads that buy both for themselves because they can afford it and it makes them feel better? I wonder how many of them there are!
  21. ZacUSNYR macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    I'm trying to decide on a mini to have a different type of iPad or get another Air.
  22. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    Lucky them :)
  23. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Got a 16gb iPad air and 16gb retina mini to share with the wife
  24. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    What exactly is it about being able to afford and buying two iPads that makes one a knucklehead? :confused:

  25. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Well it doesn't but its almost as good.

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