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Old 11-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default I [still] love it. [iPad mini]

You probably know I'm talking about iPad mini. I love it even more than I thought I would.

Retina or A6 would be nice, but this size is so much better, I don't miss those things. I handled a 10" 4th-generation iPad today and it just seemed like a poor design in comparison. The borders were too thick and I have no interest in a tablet that big.

This thing will certainly be the most popular iPad when Apple makes one with Retina and the latest processor.

Get the Smart Cover. Do it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Smart cover or smart case? From using it at the store it does feel so much friendlier to hold because it's so light. The new design is really thin though, I think it would be nice with a full case on it.

Also when I was at the store looking at the mini someone walked in and asked right away which display iPads were the iPad 2 so they could make sure it was what their kid wanted. I didn't even hear the Apple rep ask them if they'd rather have a mini. I have no clue why they still sell those.

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Cover. They don't make a Smart Case for mini...yet.

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From using it at the store it does feel so much friendlier to hold because it's so light. The new design is really thin though, I think it would be nice with a full case on it.

Also when I was at the store looking at the mini someone walked in and asked right away which display iPads were the iPad 2 so they could make sure it was what their kid wanted. I didn't even here the Apple rep ask them if they'd rather have a mini. I have no clue why they still sell those.
Because it's $100 cheaper than the latest full-size iPad. I do think a mini is more-appropriate for those folks. She probably just didn't know about it. They could discontinue the iPad 2 after more people know about the mini.
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Smart cover or smart case? From using it at the store it does feel so much friendlier to hold because it's so light. The new design is really thin though, I think it would be nice with a full case on it.

Also when I was at the store looking at the mini someone walked in and asked right away which display iPads were the iPad 2 so they could make sure it was what their kid wanted. I didn't even here the Apple rep ask them if they'd rather have a mini. I have no clue why they still sell those.
Apparently the iPad 2 was still selling like hotcakes, so if they see that the Mini cannibalizes the iPad 2 sales, then they will pull it (the iPad 2).
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So the 3 was pulled and replaced with the 4 and the mini? SMH.
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So the 3 was pulled and replaced with the 4 and the mini? SMH.
What does SMH mean?
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Ah, then I still don't get it.

They replaced the 3 with a better 3 (aka the 4) with a faster CPU and the Thunderbolt port. And then added the Mini to the family.

They kept the iPad 2 since they are probably pretty cheap to make (relatively speaking) by now, and still sell very well.
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Wasn't pulled. It was replaced by the 4. The mini is its own category.
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Wasn't pulled. It was replaced by the 4. The mini is its own category.
IMO its pulled as it is no longer for sale but the ipad2 still is.
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this size is so much better, I don't miss those things. I handled a 10" 4th-generation iPad today and it just seemed like a poor design in comparison. The borders were too thick and I have no interest in a tablet that big.
I've been saying this years, only to incur the wrath of devout Apple fans.
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Still digging it. I love the mini.

Surely, Apple will respond to the higher-than-expected sales and release the next version with the latest processor and Retina. I'll buy that one and pass this little joy to my mother.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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I will probably get the rev2. of the iPad Mini for Uni next year. 15"rPro is a little to big for general usage. Glad to see that people are finding the mini to be a good device.
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I'm loving it and my eyes have adjusted to the screen (somewhat I think I just mentally gave up lol). Buying one for my GF as a Christmas gift too.
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Anyone with an iPad Mini with a use case similar to mine?

- science student who sometimes read books on the iPad, where color pictures, graphs, and diagrams are important
- listens to lecture recordings while reading powerpoint notes
- a lot of reading with Instapaper, Reeder RSS reader
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I chose to get the iPad 3 refurbed for cheap when the iPad 4 was announced. I love the retina display and because of my science textbooks, I chose iPad Maxi over the Mini. It is big, bulky, and heavy, but to me, it was worth the tradeoff for the larger and better screen. I'm wondering if there's someone in a similar situation who chose the Mini instead and what were your experience?
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iPad 4 for power users... iPad mini for casual users.. like girlfriends lol
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i haven't own a ipad since the first one, picked up the 4th because the mini did not come out in time for the gf's bday. Now that the mini is out, I wouldn't buy it till they put the higher retina display on it. rumor already floating that next gen will have retina display.. i can' wait
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Anyone with an iPad Mini with a use case similar to mine?

- science student who sometimes read books on the iPad, where color pictures, graphs, and diagrams are important
- listens to lecture recordings while reading powerpoint notes
- a lot of reading with Instapaper, Reeder RSS reader
- normal amount of web browsing
- a little gaming

I chose to get the iPad 3 refurbed for cheap when the iPad 4 was announced. I love the retina display and because of my science textbooks, I chose iPad Maxi over the Mini. It is big, bulky, and heavy, but to me, it was worth the tradeoff for the larger and better screen. I'm wondering if there's someone in a similar situation who chose the Mini instead and what were your experience?
I still think the mini wins overall because the best tablet is the one you can easily carry with you. I would never carry an iPad freely in my hand around town because its so heavy, but I literally carry the iPad mini wherever I go. I'd also recommend getting a cellular version if you can, far more worthwhile than on the large iPad where I just used WiFi most of the time.
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Debating if I should get an ipad mini for the wife for xmas.
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I think you'll both love it.
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iPad 4 is already out???

Or is that the revision 2 of iPad 3?

Anyways, it's too heavy. I sold my iPad 2 to her and she has trouble using it because it's too heavy to hold.

Looks like the iPad Mini is a little lighter. But I think that's still too heavy for its size. When will the weight drop down to 10- 15%? In the year 2048!
Who is the "her" you are referring to? It better be your grandma or else somebody needs to get off the couch a little more if the iPad is too heavy to hold.

There is no iPad 3 or iPad 4, there is only the iPad, the mini, and the iPad 2 .. lol.
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iPad 4 for power users... iPad mini for casual users.. like girlfriends lol
Not really. I'm a power user when it comes to mobile gadgets. I prefer the mini, even with the weaker CPU and the relatively-low pixel density. The size really is a greater advantage to me than those other things.

Still welcoming A6+ CPU and Retina with the next update, though!
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Who is the "her" you are referring to? It better be your grandma or else somebody needs to get off the couch a little more if the iPad is too heavy to hold.

There is no iPad 3 or iPad 4, there is only the iPad, the mini, and the iPad 2 .. lol.
You're not clearing up any confusion with your statement that "there's no iPad 3 or 4." Sure, Apple marketing doesn't call it "iPad 3" or "iPad 4," but they do call those 10-inch models "3rd generation" and "4th generation."

Regarding weight, try using a 10-inch iPad like you would a 7" e-book. Your arm will get fatigued from holding it up a long time.
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You're not clearing up any confusion with your statement that "there's no iPad 3 or 4." Sure, Apple marketing doesn't call it "iPad 3" or "iPad 4," but they do call those 10-inch models "3rd generation" and "4th generation."

Regarding weight, try using a 10-inch iPad like you would a 7" e-book. Your arm will get fatigued from holding it up a long time.
I know, I was just poking a little fun at Apple's strange naming convention in regards to the iPad.

I use my 10" iPad primarily for ebook reading actually, have been ever since the first gen came out. I never had a problem with the weight, but usually when lounging aound I'm not holding the thing up to my face either. I can see usage varying in this respect however.
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I'm still hoping that my mom ends up liking it as she's still in the dinosaur era with her old flip phone. Frankly, I bet that once I tell her that she can easily take photos of her cats and quickly post them to Facebook, I bet she'll warm up to the device rather quickly.... and become one of those weird people that takes photos with their tablets.
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