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iPad mini – are you getting one?

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2012, 09:36 posted on

Well, folks, what was once deemed unthinkable is now reality. Apple announced a smaller version of the iPad – the iPad mini, as it is called, which comes with a 7.9-inch screen, compact form factor, a pair of cameras, and 10-hour battery life. Is anyone thinking about buying one already?...

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:42 40

1. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


cheaper .....are you kidding??????????

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:44 9

2. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


...No... it is cheaper. Am I missing something?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:53 35

7. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


yes u r....in the ipad line up yes its cheaper but compare to all the other tablets ofcourse its expensive....and its not worth buying.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 6

9. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No... The answer was "Yes! I've always wanted a smaller/cheaper iPad". We all know that it is more expensive than alternatives however it IS a cheaper iPad. The article was kidding noone, so his comment was not relevent.
Plus, "not worth buying" is a matter of opinion. It has a more premium finish with a large ecosystem, you cannot argue that. I certainly will not be buying one, however to others it may be worth buying.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:45

14. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I honestly don't know why some one gave you a thumbs down reading is fundamental lol

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:15 2

24. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


It seems to me that on here, facts are overtaken with hatred to apple.

Its a shame really. Its not healthy.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00 11

17. bubbadoes (Posts: 1172; Member since: 03 May 2012)


What large ecosystem are you talking about? It's ios6--with the new lightning connector...what premium finish...it has the worse resolution of any Kindle or Nexus 7 in the tablet arena. It's priced $130 above the competition...come on you have to comment better than that!!! This ipad mini is a 7 inch ipod...that cost $29.00 dollars more....than32 gig new ipod

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:12 3

23. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The large ecosystem of books, music and applications optamised for it. How can you argue that android comes close to that? I'm not saying you NEED the quantity and quality of applications on offer, however they are unmistakably there.

You cannot argue with the gorgeous design. Its thin and looks sturdy. If we are just talking in COST of materials alone, you cannot argue with that either.

It has a lower resolution than the Nexus I agree. And that was a conceous desision to aid developers. If you need that extra resolution then the nexus will be your choice. If you need the quantity of apps then maybe the ipad will be your choice. However facts are facts, so why bash it?

You tell me why the 7 inch android tablet is not a 7 inch android phone? I could give you more reasons that this is true. For example, the ios OS has quarter of a million optamised applications where the majority on android are ACTUALLY scalled up phone apps.
If you are using ebay on a 7inch android tablet and on a iPad, then tell me which one is more like a scalled up iPod?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:43 1

31. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Completely agree and don't know why you got any of those thumbs dumb for making a good rational point.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:15 4

11. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


fanboyism aside, I don't like iOS and all but the iPad Mini seems like a good product from Apple. I mean, it has good resolution. (I don't care about Retina) - it improves all the cameras from the iPad 2 and it looks sleek.

there's no good reason why you should get an iPad 4 and an iPad 3 - this is the only iPad worth your money.

It almost has the same specs as the Galaxy Nexus - only difference is OS and phone vs tablet.

seeing that - it is reasonable especially after seeing the iPod Touch and further iPad prices.

and if you want to compare it to the Nexus 7, well, another $150 surely says it is in another category. if they included a camera in the Nexus 7 it would have been probably priced at $300 too.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:19

12. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I agree. Here in the UK (at the moment) it is £70 more expensive than the 16gb Nexus. I have to agree that the premium build and camera WOULD and SHOULD add £70 to the price.

Say what you will about the operating system and personal opinion, however as far as hardware goes they are pretty similar

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:54 14

16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


uhh.. lets see.

the nexus has a WAY more powerful quadcore processor, 90% chance of more ram as well. A higher rez and density screen, NFC, and a bazillion software features that iOS doesnt have. It's build quality is also impeccable.

A camera only costs manufacturers about 3 bux or so. Aluminum is only a few more cents than plastic, and its not more durable... its less durable.

Your paying for the name and nothing else... like all apple products, your paying more for less.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:18 2

25. seesharp88 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Can you PLEASE tell me a scenario where you will use that extra power? I am a developer who owns both a nexus 7 and ipad 2, and cannot find a real life situation to show how the ipad 2 would be slower?

I haven't used NFC once in my life.

Software features are AGAIN a personal opinion which has nothing to do with my comment.

You are not paying for the name, you are paying for what you WANT to pay. If thats the name then great. If its for the Apps like me then great. If its for the way you like the build then great. However its a personal opinion. You are blinded by hatred and need to get off your android high horse!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:47

38. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Apps aren't as necessary on a truly capable OS. Games and programs, sure, but apps to do what a good web browser can do are redundant and stupid, not to mention that most of the apps in the app store are duplicates, very little originality.

Also, the mini looks like a flattened Note 2.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:23 1

53. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I,for one, respects your opinion.

however, I would just like to point out that while other manufacturers have made leap and bounds in terms of mobile technology, Apple have just made a downgrade after 5 years.

Not many like the restrictive ios. while it may be 'optimised' it still sorely lacks in terms of functionability (at least in my opinion). It may barely get the job done but not in anyway spectacular.

p.s: the iPad2 does lag.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00 2

18. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Not really sure about the camera part , it costs a mere $10-15 to make a 5 mp sensor , biggest flaw in the iPad will be the sealed casing which iRepair will condemn

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:55

55. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


tell you the truth I am not a big fan of iOS also but i was eagerly waiting for this mini as my first apple product and only because of that i didn bought nexus 7....but the price and the resolution disapointed me a lot...camera doesnt matter for most of the poeple in a tablet....sry to say it was not worth waiting.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:54 4

29. ekia007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


It is a ripped off. It would be wired to use the back camera. Besides with the iPad 2 specs. No way I buying mini. I will wait for Nexus 10

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:50 2

32. webOSlove (unregistered)


I agree. Kindle fire HD is hell of a lot better (if you're deeply tied into amazon's services like I am)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:44

37. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


definitely not...and who in their right mind would want one of these craps?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:44 7

3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I have one already and it's called iPhone 4 and, yes, I hold it with one thumb.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:09 3

20. jimjam (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


careful not to drop it. I'd at least use one hand.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:29 1

27. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm not worried, it has "Thumb Detection".

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:49 10

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I have one , its called the ipod touch

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:52 3

6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah, but it doesn't have "Thumb Detection" like the MiNiPad; read last night's article detailing this great new feature.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:51

33. webOSlove (unregistered)


What was the point of the iPod Touch anyway?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:49

39. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


the touch came first, I thought, then they added junk phone bits and changed the name. Then they stretched it and changed the name again.

Resonameolary!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:52 2

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


cheap for an ipad expensive in the category its in

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 2

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


How is an iPad in a different category, it's only less than 2" bigger; everything else is THE SAME!?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:10

21. jimjam (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


That is like saying a 11" and 13" laptop are in the same category.

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