1. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    This makes me a bit nervous... I wonder how I will perceive the resolution once I get my mini on Friday... I had 3 which is now sold... Have an iphone 5 (had 4 and 4S), and have a retina MBP... So a lot of retina..... Now I'm mentally prepared that the mini screen won't be as good... Not the reason I'm trying one out (which is mainly for the size, weight, transportability), but still makes me wonder if I'll be able to adapt...

    Of course, the comments in the BGR article linked about are from Gruber who I find to be a flaming dickbag... so I take it with a grain of salt...
    Each to his own on opinions of Gruber but if you read the whole article (not just what was quoted in BGR) he said that he got used to it in a few days and that he actually going to purchase an iPad mini and use that as his main iPad because for him the advantages of portability and size outweighed the disadvantage of the non-retina screen.
    11-01-2012 07:58 AM
  2. Gary86's Avatar
    Ok I finally got to an Apple store and the screen looks very good. From some of the reviews I thought it was going to be BAD. I will be getting a Black 16GB.


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    11-04-2012 08:29 PM
  3. cpc12's Avatar
    I have not picked up my iPad or laptop since getting my mini. I have not stopped playing with it since I unboxed it. My family is like what is going on with you...

    The screen is great, battery even better.

    Sell that iPad before it loses value.

    This mini rocks !!!!!
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    11-04-2012 08:35 PM
  4. Gary86's Avatar
    I have not picked up my iPad or laptop since getting my mini. I have not stopped playing with it since I unboxed it. My family is like what is going on with you...

    The screen is great, battery even better.

    Sell that iPad before it loses value.

    This mini rocks !!!!!
    I'll keep my iPad 3 as a media for cartoons for my kids. I can load 32GB of educational cartoons we have a headrest holder for the truck. It will come in handy when we drive across country.


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    11-04-2012 08:37 PM
  5. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Yep. I sold my iPad 3 yesterday. Pre-ordered an iPad mini this morning.

    For me, I really want an "always with me, always available" tablet experience. While highly portable, my iPad 3 was too big and too awkward in many settings. Hoping the smaller form factor mini will fit the bill.
    Mini is just that- after only 2 days, can't put it down!
    11-05-2012 09:16 AM
  6. jexner325's Avatar
    I actually disagree. I have a iPad 3 and picked up a mini this weekend. I now have buyers remorse and am returning it tonight. I was planning on selling my iPad 3 and keeping the Mini. I love the size and build quality, but the screen is simply bad (in my opinion). I tried turning up the brightness and tinkering with it and trying to convince myself that it isn't "that bad". I also know that Apple will eventually slam a retina display in the mini and that could happen as soon as March. Therefore, I will hold it out and enjoy my retina display iPad 3 until the Mini is ready for prime time.
    11-05-2012 10:22 AM
  7. Spdracer's Avatar
    Sold my wife's iPad 2 and bought her a mini. She loved it and I liked it too. Went out and bought a 32GB White mini for myself and looks great to me. Love the weight of it and screen looks fine to me.
    Now I just need to sell my iPad 3 32 GB white
    11-05-2012 10:24 AM
  8. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    I actually disagree. I have a iPad 3 and picked up a mini this weekend. I now have buyers remorse and am returning it tonight. I was planning on selling my iPad 3 and keeping the Mini. I love the size and build quality, but the screen is simply bad (in my opinion). I tried turning up the brightness and tinkering with it and trying to convince myself that it isn't "that bad". I also know that Apple will eventually slam a retina display in the mini and that could happen as soon as March. Therefore, I will hold it out and enjoy my retina display iPad 3 until the Mini is ready for prime time.
    I have similar sentiments. Picked one up from Best Buy (got to love the 30 day return policy) under the premise that if I liked it, I'd keep it and sell my iPad 3, and if not, simply return it. The display isn't bad, it just isn't retina. As adorable and portable as the iPad mini is, at this point I think I'd much rather the retina on my iPad 3. Still giving the mini a shot though.
    11-05-2012 10:47 AM
  9. swarlos's Avatar
    Thinking about it now, would love the smaller form factor. Will hit up the apple store tomorrow and check it out.


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    11-06-2012 03:56 AM
  10. iMissJenn's Avatar
    I did exactly this! Sold my 3, an hour later got the mini!!! Best choice ever for me.
    11-06-2012 12:12 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Arghhhh I'm so on the fence with this. I want to get a MIni but I think it's more for the reason that I've been salivating over the idea of a smaller iPad forever. I have an iPad 3 and an iPhone 5 and I have never had a problem with size or weight on any of the iPads I've owned. So I think the Mini is purely a "I want it because it's new and awesome" play for me. I'm trying to resist but I feel my will power breaking at times.
    11-06-2012 03:25 PM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    Arghhhh I'm so on the fence with this. I want to get a MIni but I think it's more for the reason that I've been salivating over the idea of a smaller iPad forever. I have an iPad 3 and an iPhone 5 and I have never had a problem with size or weight on any of the iPads I've owned. So I think the Mini is purely a "I want it because it's new and awesome" play for me. I'm trying to resist but I feel my will power breaking at times.
    Gotta tell you. I love it! If I could get at least $500 for my 32gig iPad 3 I would sell it.
    11-06-2012 03:29 PM
  13. Txdogs's Avatar
    I also have the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. I bought the iPad mini at Best Buy and played with it all weekend. Absolutely loved the size! But I could not justify keeping it and returned it today. I was hoping the screen display would not bother me but there truly is a significant difference. So I will wait for retina display on the mini and I will definitely buy one then!
    11-06-2012 05:10 PM
  14. swandy's Avatar
    I also got the Mini with the idea of playing with it and seeing if the display would bother me (coming from an iPad 3 and an iPhone 5) and I already sold the iPad. I can see how people might make a big deal over the screen resolution - you definitely see the difference when holding it close and using applications (like Kindle or iBooks) that feature text. But for me the improvement in size/weight and therefore handling (again for me) more than makes up for the decrease in sharpness of the text. And to be honest, when watching a video or playing a game I don't even notice the difference. Very happy with the "downgrade" from the 3 to the Mini.
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    11-06-2012 05:16 PM
  15. Hen1rietta234's Avatar
    I don't know why I'm even considering, but I'm debating selling my ipad 3 and getting a mini. The slightly smaller form factor would make it more usable.





    11-06-2012 07:23 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I also have the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. I bought the iPad mini at Best Buy and played with it all weekend. Absolutely loved the size! But I could not justify keeping it and returned it today. I was hoping the screen display would not bother me but there truly is a significant difference. So I will wait for retina display on the mini and I will definitely buy one then!
    If I did that my wife would kill me even if I said I was returning it lol The problem for me is with the introduction of the iPad 4 my iPad 3 has now dropped in value after only 7 months. I'm not willing to give up $2-300 just for the Mini. I know that by next year when I want to buy the iPad 5 or new iPad Mini my iPad 3 will be worth even less but we humans are emotional creatures not logical ones.
    11-07-2012 07:29 AM
  17. smileyboy's Avatar
    Happy I made the move. The keyboard allows for faster input and it just so light. I don't feel pretentious about pulling it out....


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    11-07-2012 07:34 AM
  18. erwaso's Avatar
    For me, that would be a downgrade
    11-07-2012 08:05 AM
  19. OTACORB's Avatar
    For me, that would be a downgrade
    I guess it's all in the view of each user. Using it more because its thinner and lighter with a smaller footprint would be an upgrade for me. If all I was considering is the specs and display then your statement would be true for me too. However my using history between the two indicates I have a strong preference for the iPad mini which the specs and display cannot over come. Different strokes....


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    11-11-2012 02:42 AM
  20. LCW's Avatar
    If I did that my wife would kill me even if I said I was returning it lol The problem for me is with the introduction of the iPad 4 my iPad 3 has now dropped in value after only 7 months. I'm not willing to give up $2-300 just for the Mini. I know that by next year when I want to buy the iPad 5 or new iPad Mini my iPad 3 will be worth even less but we humans are emotional creatures not logical ones.
    Exactly why you should sell your 3 and get a mini
    11-11-2012 02:47 PM
  21. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I used one this weekend and after reading through this thread I thought the screen would be horrendous. I was surprised to find that it was surprisingly crisp. The only time I noticed the huge difference between my iPad 3 and the Mini was in the Photos. It was immediately apparent to me how fuzzy they were compared to my iPad 3. However as anyone knows selling a 2 gen old Apple device guarantees you will get peanuts for it. So now with the release of the iPad 4 I'm contemplating selling my iPad 3 to either buy an iPad 4 or a Mini to wait for the iPad 5.
    11-12-2012 10:48 AM
  22. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I love my iPad 3. Will hang onto it when I get my mini.
    11-14-2012 12:12 AM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    I'm hardly using my iPad 3. If I don't at least start using it a little soon, I'm selling it. Just love the size and weight of the mini.
    11-14-2012 02:33 AM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'm hardly using my iPad 3. If I don't at least start using it a little soon, I'm selling it. Just love the size and weight of the mini.
    I would sell too but the value plummeted. I paid $650 for 32gig with tax like 7 months ago. The apple store is selling refurbished ones for $469 so the most I would get is maybe $400.
    11-14-2012 10:51 AM
  25. swarlos's Avatar
    I would sell too but the value plummeted. I paid $650 for 32gig with tax like 7 months ago. The apple store is selling refurbished ones for $469 so the most I would get is maybe $400.
    Actually I got $500 for my iPad 3.


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    11-14-2012 08:15 PM
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