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iPad 2 or iPad mini?

I am buying an iPad.

I went to play with each. The mini is SO light and sleek. Is there any reason to buy a 2 instead? Will I miss the couple of inches of screen?

by Anonymousreply 2011/12/2012

If you think of it like DICK, you'll have answered your own question.

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2012

A friend recently bought a mini and then returned it...said the screen was too hard to read.

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2012

Instead get the iPad 3 with retina display 32g or wait for iPad 4, which is apparently in the pipe pre-Xmas 2012.

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2012

Is Apple officially calling this new iPad coming out in a few weeks iPad 4? Or is it just an upgrade of sorts on the new one that came out in March? Are the differences that major?

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2012

Come on dork gays.

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2012

I've had two iPads...used to LOVE them, but after

the iOS6 "update" many great features disappeared

form the device.

I used to use my iPad as a GPS.

The Google maps

worked seamlessly to mark my location as I was driving and I could see my destination address.

I could also use Street View

to see the building I was trying to find.

I used it a lot to look at real estate.

This is all gone. Although I had been a huge fan

of Apple, I am considering not buying an iPad as

my next tablet.


by Anonymousreply 611/11/2012

I refuse to update to iOS 6.

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2012

R6 Rosie O'Donnell? Is that you?

by Anonymousreply 811/11/2012

Shoot me, but I bought an iPad 3 in the spring, and I wish I had waited for Surface.

by Anonymousreply 911/11/2012

[quote] Will I miss the couple of inches...?

Ask your boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2012

WTF R9 have you not read the reviews/complaints about the Surface?! A tablet with a trackpad is nonsensical unless the OS/touch is garbage. Spoiler: it is.

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2012

A lot of the reviews/complaints I've read, R11, are minor, and nothing Microsoft can't correct.

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2012

Sometimes you need a miniiPad, sometimes it is necessary for the maxiiPad.

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2012

The world has passed R3 by. The iPad 4 is already on sale.

The clue is in the "Lightning" adapter cable, which replaced the 30 pin iPod/iPhone/iPad adapter cable of yore.

by Anonymousreply 1411/11/2012

[quote]Is Apple officially calling this new iPad coming out in a few weeks iPad 4

It's the "4th-generation iPad."

by Anonymousreply 1511/11/2012

The current (new in Oct) 4th gen iPad has the new A6 processor and is TWICE as fast as the previous one.

by Anonymousreply 1611/11/2012

I have an iPad 2 and I like it alot. Won't upgrade to i OS6 for the reasons stated in r6's post. I am thinking about buying the new Kindle HD and using it exclusively for books, music and movies. I hate the tinny sound on the iPad and find it really annoying when I can barely hear the content on hulu, internet radio or YouTube. Having to buy a seperate sound system for the iPad increases the price by at least 300 dollars so the Kindle HD is a much better deal.

by Anonymousreply 1711/11/2012

Why are they putting out new ones so close to the release of the prior models? These are too expensive to have to upgrade so often.

by Anonymousreply 1811/11/2012

In terms of internal specs, the iPad mini IS just an iPad 2 that is shrunk down.

If Apple had made the mini a smaller version of it's iPad 4 it'd have owned the market. Now it's just further fragmented it and dragged it down.

In terms of screen resolution the mini isn't even as good as the Kindle HD.

It's also hared to hold, much too wide compared to the Google Nexus tablet.

If you want a small tablet go with the Google tablet.

If you want a bigger tablet, then wait till the Surface Pro (With Windows 8) comes out. The current Surface is only Windows RT, which is a scaled down version of Win8.

Then compare the Surface Pro with the iPad4.

The iPad 4 really is the best tablet now, but the Surface Pro might beat it.

by Anonymousreply 1911/11/2012

I bit the bullet and bought the mini--it will arrive in two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 2011/12/2012
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