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    Default Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Hi guys, just wondering if anybody has felt any buyers remorse after buying the iPad mini retina and thought maybe they should have went with the air? Still trying to decide whether I should have went for the bigger screen as I don't use it out of the house much! Any thoughts? Has anybody got both? If so which one do you find yourself using more often?

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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    I went from an iPad 3 to the mini retina. The larger display offered a more relaxed reading and browsing experience, but I found due to it's size, it never left home. Since I also have a 13" MacBook Air for home duties, when it came time to get a new iPad I got the smaller form factor as I wanted something more portable to carry around. It's great for gaming and text entry (using two thumbs in portrait mode, like a big smartphone) as well. The trade off between size and portability was worth it for me.

    If you won't be using it away from home, then the larger Air may be better suited for you.
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    No buyers remorse whatsoever! I bought the LTE Retina Mini so I can take it with me. I always had the plan where I would then eventually buy an iPad Air as well for watching Netflix and other things. Using Numbers app is also much better on the Air although I use it on both iPads.

    Some days I use the Air for most things and sometimes in use the Mini. I'm lucky to have both
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Nope. I enjoy my iPad Mini a great deal. It actually exceeded my expectations...
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Ipad mini retina for trsveling and macbook pro 15" for home use, best of both worlds.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Personally, I've never been sold on a 10 inch tablet. its too big to carry around with me outside. too heavy to hold in bed when i'm watching videos (even the air after 40 minutes of Game Of Thrones). I just plain love 7 inch tablets. I had the 2 Nexus 7 tablets and now an iPad Mini Retina. all of them are pocketable while giving me enough screen space to get some work done on them.
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    I wish I would have gotten at least the 32gb!!!! I love the Mini!!!!!!! The size is perfect but I've come across storage full a handful of times and now i'm annoyed at myself for not getting one with more storage!!! Other than that i'm happy!!
    16gb iPhone 5s, 16gb iPad Mini Retina, 13.3 Haswell Macbook Air 256gb
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    Idelgado782 captured my thoughts exactly
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Bought 16 g should have known better. Since my IPhone 5s was bought 32 g forgot how bAd 16 g was on my old Iphone 4 so was planning to jump to 32 now thinking 64 might be best ugh whAt to do???? CB
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    My guy got the 16GB. He regrets the size immensely.
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    I like the smaller size. Easier to carry around, light weight and easy to work on. I got the 16gb version and have no regrets since I have everything in the cloud and just apps on the iPad Mini. I don't download movies or music, all of that is cloud based also.



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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    I got the 128GB & I love it. I think the size is perfect
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    No remorse whatsoever. I only have the 16gb version but all my music is on my ipod (which goes with me daily) so I mainly use the Mini for reading, browsing the web, emails, and the occasional game. I use three different cloud-based services, so as long as I'm within Wifi distance (which nowadays is pretty much everywhere) I still have access to all I need.
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    I've been reading a lot of threads as I am shopping for a iPad also, and it really does seem like the iPad air is the way to go. I'm like 90% convinced so far.
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    I had done lot of research too. Finally i bought iPad Air 32 GB. Its perfect, not heavy (as i watch videos and spend lot of time using it). Its beautiful to see photos or to read articles. I carry it with myself most of the times.
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    Just feel slightly remorseful for not going with the 64GB instead of the 32GB that I got. Not because I didn't get the Air.
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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Very happy with my MiniR. Glad I got the 64 and LTE model. Perfect for traveling and most uses.

    but I am hoping there will be a larger iPad that I could use as a laptop replacement - maybe a 12 inch - for when I need to work on spread sheets, etc.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    I had the ipad 3 and that never left the house due to it not fitting in my bodybag. Then when the mini retina came along, my fiancÚ bought me the 32gb one and now I'm able to bring it along everywhere! The tradeoff in the screensize is totally worth it.

    So yeah, lots of remorse in the ipad 3, none whatsoever with the mini.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Nope. Size is perfect for taking to work.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_iphone4 View Post
    Nope. Size is perfect for taking to work.


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    +1 this has been my experience. The smaller screen size doesn't bother me. I find I can watch shows just fine.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    I had the iPad Mini Retina and I returned it at my job because I liked the Air better. I understand what the others have been saying about the size being more portable. But I don't think that the Air is too big to carry around and I love the extra screen size. It also helps that the Air is bigger because then I can attach a pretty big sized keyboard to it and use it for work or any other general typing.


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    Haven't bought one yet, but seeing that not many are regretting it, I just might!


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    Default Re: Anybody getting buyers remorse?

    No remorse here, I love my rMini because of the screen size and portability. While the Air is also very lightweight and portable, it still doesn't beat the rMini in my opinion
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    No remorse here. I love my rMini!
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