I [still] love it. [iPad mini]

Discussion in 'All Things Apple' started by Ichinisan, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    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.
     
    #1 Ichinisan, Nov 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  2. Zink

    Zink Senior member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
    #2 Zink, Nov 11, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  3. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    Cover. They don't make a Smart Case for mini...yet.

    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.
     
  4. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    11,794
    Likes Received:
    4
    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).
     
  5. Oyeve

    Oyeve Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 1999
    Messages:
    19,115
    Likes Received:
    22
    So the 3 was pulled and replaced with the 4 and the mini? SMH.
     
  6. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    11,794
    Likes Received:
    4
    What does SMH mean?
     
  7. dbk

    dbk Lifer

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    17,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shaking My Head
     
  8. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    11,794
    Likes Received:
    4
    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.
     
  9. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    6,442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wasn't pulled. It was replaced by the 4. The mini is its own category.
     
  10. Oyeve

    Oyeve Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 1999
    Messages:
    19,115
    Likes Received:
    22
    IMO its pulled as it is no longer for sale but the ipad2 still is.
     
  11. Eug

    Eug Lifer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Messages:
    21,291
    Likes Received:
    44
    I've been saying this years, only to incur the wrath of devout Apple fans.
     
  12. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    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.
     
  13. joshhedge

    joshhedge Senior member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    0
    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. :)
     
  14. badb0y

    badb0y Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,935
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  15. QueHuong

    QueHuong Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  16. dbk

    dbk Lifer

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    17,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    iPad 4 for power users... iPad mini for casual users.. like girlfriends lol
     
  17. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 :)
     
  18. dagamer34

    dagamer34 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  19. bigrash

    bigrash Lifer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    17,606
    Likes Received:
    2
    Debating if I should get an ipad mini for the wife for xmas.
     
  20. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    I think you'll both love it.
     
  21. cheez

    cheez Golden Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
     
  22. ControlD

    ControlD Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    14
    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.
     
  23. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    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!
     
  24. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    11
    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.
     
    #24 Ichinisan, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  25. ControlD

    ControlD Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    14
    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.
     
Loading...