Is bigger better with the iPad mini?
0. phoneArena 23 Oct 2012, 14:30 posted on
If you watched the Apple announcement today, and had the patience to sit through all of the new Mac products, and the iPad refresh, just to get to the iPad mini announcement, you would have been treated to something strange. The selling point for the iPad Mini was that "bigger is better"...
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1. Savage (unregistered)
The iPad Mini design is weird. Bezels on the sides being thinner than the one on the top and bottom make it look ugly. Not a well though out design.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That's how most devices under 10" are designed. Only 10" tabs have the space to have full bezel all around.
16. Savage (unregistered)
Yes but they made it too thin, trying to accommodate the massive screen for a size that small.
21. AnTuTu (Posts: 1318; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
MichaelHeller:- Just say both of them are crap :p
23. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
True, but there is something about how it looks that I don't like. I don't know exactly what it is, but it just looks strange to me (this time i am not referring to the Apple logo on the back).
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Not so much ugly or not, just not a lot of room to hold it from the sides. Almost forces you to hold it in the palm of your hand. When reading books on my tablet, I hold it by the edges, not like shown above.
30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
and pretty soon they will patent the 7" screen size and people act like it's such a BIG thing while other tablets was 7" a year before the iPad Mini came out.
2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Sad part is that no matter what we say the isheeep will still buy it for the Apple logo.
5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
The logo, or perhaps because some people actually prefer Apple, but that's just a crazy idea, isn't it?
10. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It’s because they don’t know any better. I compare the typical apple user to people before Christopher Columbus. The world is flat and you will sail of the edge of the world if you go too far.
12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Just because someone owns an Android doesn't mean they know more than anyone else. No matter what platform, there are the elite few who are tech savvy, and the vast majority that couldn't care less. It's not specific to Apple users.
BTW, it was common knowledge well before Columbus that the Earth was round. The flat thing is a silly myth that won't die.
18. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
iBeg to differ, people were exiled and killed centuries ago for opposing the belief that the Earth was flat. I would take a second gander at those history books if I were you. Unless, of course, you're referring to iHistory, in which case, your point is completely vAliDated.
24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
The Earth was known to be round in the 3rd century:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H
Sure, there were people exiled and killed for opposing that belief, but that's how it goes for all beliefs, and the small subset that would kill to deny that makes no difference to the fact that the Earth was known to be round well before Columbus.
Side note: I get the urge to give you a warning every time you make an iPun, but that would be abusing my power, so I won't.
25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Oh thank you Michael, you've just brought back fond memories for me of Alexander The Great.
By the way, I'm no snitch but Victor H. used an iPun earlier in one of his articles. (touché) '-)
26. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
This is just a personal observation and not meant to be a dictation of how everyone is but I have noticed that my android tech savvy friends do tend to know more and be more passionate about phones than my tech savvy friends who have iPhones. They both know about the most advertised phones such as the S3, One X, and Lumia but I find that only my android friends know about the Oppo find, J butterfly, Xiaomi mi2 and even the optimus G in some cases.
11. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Just buy an iPad 2 for $349 new at microcenter or a refurb. This mini version brings "nothing" new to the table. You still can't even put this in your pocket. Like I said; isheeep will buy this for the logo only not knowing that it's basically a iPad 2.
Can you imagine the people selling their iPad 2 only to lose money for this. I can see it happening.
14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I may push my wife to do just that, because I think she would get far more use out of a device the size of the mini rather than her current iPad. The 10" iPad can be cumbersome to carry, and if you're home, you may as well use your laptop. But, a smaller tablet, especially one as thin and light as the iPad mini is far more portable, and far easier to use say for reading in bed.
34. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Apple makes great stuff but you need to know Apple does overcharge on EVERYTHING they sell and by buying their products you are not helping anyone get their moneys worth.
Let everybody know the real reason apple is a bad company
31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
and they still don't realize it have the same structure design
3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Well, hypothetically speaking, if I were to get a MiNiPad, I certainty wouldn't have a problem holding it with one hand since I have gigantic hands and a great deal of experience holding with one hand anyway.
So, NO, I don't think this will present a problem.
7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I have large hands as well (which are fairly proportionate to my 6'4" frame), but I'm having trouble imagining holding the mini the way it's pictured. Just holding my GNex in landscape feels like my hand has to stretch too much, and it's not comfortable just holding my phone that way, and my phone is less than half the weight of an iPad mini.
6. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Michael, one thing you forgot: Apple fans only will buy, you can't expect complaint from them.
Secondly: Whatever they make is correct. So no one can talk against them.
One thing I decided, they are in a fantasy world no one can stop them.
But its good to read your article all time.
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Yeah, because no Apple users ever complained about reception issues, or Maps, or anything like that...
Apple users are just like any other users, they adapt to what they are given, which cuts down on complaints, but if something is wrong, they do complain.
13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Don't you mean they iAdapt??
Great article, by the 'vay!!
I am looking forward to testing the MiNiPad with my gigantic right hand in the very near future.
15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I hate puns, especially all iPuns, so no I can't say that I mean that they "iAdapt". Sorry.
19. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Very well then, I guess Apple users are better conditioned to settle. Don't get me wrong, I still have my iPhone 4; I love Algorridm's DJ Pro app'!!
35. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
I love puns but the "i" ones are too easy and Roid overused
20. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
they dont complain, its like complain & praise
32. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
exactly my point and another thing is they act like they work for apple keep saying that Android keeps copying Apple
17. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
few stuff i observed in presentation
Suddenly , the bezel is worst s**t to have on product apart from Ipad bezel and crap load of bezel on iphones?
"Ipad Mini is great for reading your email, surfing the web, managing your photos." Tim Cook
few months ago, the world was told by same tim cook that Ipad 9.7 incher is best for reading your email, surfing the web, managing your photos.
Dont understand what to make of it
22. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
This would have been better with the A6 Processor. or the A5X Processor. I swear Apple thinks people will by there crap just because it is an Apple product.
Even my GySgt (iDiot) thinks the iPad mini is wack. I rather get a Nexus 7.
27. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Might I say, Michael, your articles always intrigue me. You seen to have an unbiased motive to your information. Which as aN apple employee and android enthusiast I can dig.
but more so I really respect the fact that you follow comments and respond. You seemmore active in that regard than your colleagues.
29. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i really dont understand why they have this kind of debate... why, did they have this kind of debate when samsung announce galaxy 7.7---which is almost same with this new iPad?
the size of the new iPad Mini and Galaxy 7.7 is just normal...you can still hold it one hand! its not too big, not too small...just normal... for watching movies/videos, reading etc!!!
33. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Oh so they kept the size 7.9 to ward of TRADE Dress" suit from Samsung's 7.7?
No, if bigger is better i would use my netbook with XP/Ubuntu loaded which would cost less than this toy/crap and give me a fully functional OS loaded with more ram, more storage and not some stupid ap launcher where i will have to keep doing "forced" five finger smooch of screen.
Google Nexus over this any day for me because when it comes to tablet .. Smaller is better for me :)