1. mogelijk's Avatar
    Just curious, particularly since you can now buy a 9.7" iPad for a lower price (even if only 32GB) than the Mini 4, when you upgrade, will you buy a Mini, an iPad, iPad Pro, or even something else? And why do you think you'll buy that iPad?
    04-19-2017 10:23 AM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Another Mini, I love the size
    I tried the big Pro and it feels like I'm carrying a tv
    04-19-2017 10:47 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Good point the new iPad 9.7 IS a great value, BUT I think it comes down to size. Some people just prefer the 7 inch form factor. My Dad for example the mini is perfect. He uses it as a book reader and for light web browsing and LOVES the size. It makes web pages JUST large enough for his 70 something eyes, that just ain't the same on his phone. (He has my old BB Priv) He also REALLY loves his Kindle too, sometimes he just likes the simplicity of it AND the amazing quality of the "digital ink" Plus it doesn't hurt that he can forget to charge it for weeks, which he often does! lol Again he loves that perfect "book" 7 inch size.
    04-19-2017 10:49 AM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I recently went through this very question. I had a mini 2 that I wanted to upgrade, and had narrowed it down to the mini 4 and the 2017 iPad. It all came down to a matter of the combination of size, portability, and utility.

    7" class tablets were great when I had BlackBerries with 2'8" screens and physical keyboards and sub 5" touchscreens. As my phones grew in size (my last few have been 5" or more), I started finding that the shrinking difference in size between phone and tablet kind of defeated my original purpose of a tablet. Combine that with the fact that the 9'7" iPad had gotten physically smaller and lighter from the earlier design of the iPad 2/3/4, it made the most sense for me to get the standard sized iPad since it offers more "comfortable" browsing, media consumption, and occasional content creation, while only giving up a little in portability.
    05-01-2017 11:47 PM
  5. PhoneDr's Avatar
    05-01-2017 11:49 PM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Just curious, particularly since you can now buy a 9.7" iPad for a lower price (even if only 32GB) than the Mini 4, when you upgrade, will you buy a Mini, an iPad, iPad Pro, or even something else? And why do you think you'll buy that iPad?
    Definitely will be getting a 9.7" iPad for my next purchase. Not because of the price but just simply for screen size. The 7.9" is nice but it feels a little to close to smartphone size, especially when you look at the rumoured Galaxy Note 8 at 6.3" inch lol

    The larger screen size will just make viewing content that much nicer. I know the PPI on the larger models is lower but it's still really sharp. It's definitely going to be a tough decision between the iPad Pro and 'standard' iPad. Will have to see how many extra toys Apple puts inside and see if the extra price is worth it
    05-02-2017 12:57 AM
  7. Sun Hyung Hong's Avatar
    I love my iPad Mini 4, but when I work on documents, I sometimes wish I had the iPad Pro 9.7" because of the bigger screen size that is useful in viewing more information and when using Split View. The smart keyboard is also very convenient instead of using a bluetooth keyboard. If you do any kind of work, I recommend the 9.7" whether the iPad or iPad Pro. If it's mainly for media consumption, I think the iPad Mini 4 is just as good.
    05-22-2017 07:42 AM

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