1. Mizo_s's Avatar
    i live in Syria, no apple store, iPad prices are crazy...i have enough money to buy a new ipad mini, but i know someone who wants to sell his iPad 3 for the same price of the mini (about 350$), and his ipad seems in a good condition, and i have no problem with the bigger size..so do u think buying a new mini is better than a used ipad 3? plus, is it possible that the iPad 3 wont be getting iOS 7? sorry if i shloudnt be making a thread like this but its my first and i couldnt find where the rules of making new threads are
    05-28-2013 07:15 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    I had the iPad 3 and sold it for my Mini. While I do like the size of the Mini, I don't like the non retina display when I am viewing web content or reading. Sometimes I wish I would have kept my iPad 3. My advice is to go and look at the Mini and spend some time with it. Decide wether or not you can handle it not having a retina display. As far as the speed goes, both the 3 and the Mini are just about the same, IMHO.


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    05-28-2013 08:41 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    I would say ipad 3 is the way to go but that's just me my wife has a mini I got her and I have a 4 .. She loves hers but to me it's too small lol


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    06-26-2013 10:03 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    As for iOS 7:

    The Mini will be missing panorama and filters. The ipad 3 will not have Airdrop. iPad 4 should have everything we know about iOS 7 currently. And of course, we've no idea what the ipad 5 will have that the others won't.

    Neither will have much life past iOS 7. For the same price? I'd get the ipad 3.
    06-27-2013 09:42 AM
  5. danimal1968's Avatar
    As for iOS 7:

    The Mini will be missing panorama and filters. The ipad 3 will not have Airdrop. iPad 4 should have everything we know about iOS 7 currently. And of course, we've no idea what the ipad 5 will have that the others won't.

    Neither will have much life past iOS 7. For the same price? I'd get the ipad 3.
    Won't have much life past iOS 7?

    It's not like they're going to stop working. They may not be included in iOS 8, but I know several people who still have the original iPad and are quite happy with it. It all depends upon whether you need the new features brought by a newer device or operating system.

    And if iOS7 is going to work with the iPad 2, it seems a reasonable prediction that iOS8 will work with the iPad 3 and the iPad mini.
    06-27-2013 02:10 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Buy the one that works better for you.

    I prefer the mini because i like the smaller size (since i primarily use my iPad when traveling)...this could make little difference to you, but it's all that mattered to me.
    06-28-2013 08:06 AM
  7. bobthephoneguy's Avatar
    Like most people, the iPad 3 is bigger and probably more useful for relaxing inside the house, and the iPad Mini is more portable and useful for relaxing on the go.

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    07-05-2013 04:55 PM
  8. sendalonline's Avatar
    Didn't know that the ipad 3 will not have Airdrop...

    Even so, I'd chose the big iPad anytime over the Mini.

    I love the mini, it is very nice, small, light and I was struggeling to find a reason to get one... but... for a device I have on me always, the iPhone is just perfect as the iPad mini wouldn't fit in my pockets - and it won't make phone calls... For an iPad, I think bigger is better. The screen real estate is just so much more valuable when drawing, connecting remotely to my desktop or watching movies and the retina display is simply so much nicer to look at.
    07-12-2013 05:52 AM
  9. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I was just given a iPad 3 while I was waiting for the release of the next mini, which according to rumor will have retina. I love the size actually....I thought I'd like the smaller better but for watching vid its great! It fits right in my diaper bag bc it's such a thin profile. Hub got the miracle opportunity on it so where I thought the mini would be for good for me as a Mama with one hand, managing lol. Especially when this has 64G....
    07-12-2013 08:28 AM
  10. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    As for iOS 7:

    The Mini will be missing panorama and filters. The ipad 3 will not have Airdrop. iPad 4 should have everything we know about iOS 7 currently. And of course, we've no idea what the ipad 5 will have that the others won't.

    Neither will have much life past iOS 7. For the same price? I'd get the ipad 3.
    Are you saying the 3 won't get iOS 7? And this is my first iPad....what am I missing without Airdrop? Of course this was a blessing with 64g to boot so I can probably get over it lol.
    07-12-2013 08:32 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    No. It will get iOS 7. Just not every feature.
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    07-12-2013 08:40 AM
  12. melbsteve's Avatar
    As for iOS 7:

    The Mini will be missing panorama and filters.
    that sounds slightly misleading. just for clarity; the mini does feature filters. The only difference is that you won't be able to apply them in real time while shooting the photo but afterwards, which for me really comes down to the same. In fact I have not once picked a filter prior to taking the pic, I would always do the 'neutral' photo and then afterwards tinker with it.

    As to the topic; i would go for the Mini any day. got an ipad3 in the family as well, and the Mini for me overcomes the 3 in almost all categories. It's portable as heck, it takes good photos and the screen is still beautiful by 'normal' standards ;-) . Also you won't be stuck with the obsolete connectors.
    08-16-2013 05:11 AM
  13. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    As for iOS 7:

    The Mini will be missing panorama and filters. The ipad 3 will not have Airdrop. iPad 4 should have everything we know about iOS 7 currently. And of course, we've no idea what the ipad 5 will have that the others won't.

    Neither will have much life past iOS 7. For the same price? I'd get the ipad 3.
    The iPad Mini and iPad 4th generation are going to be getting the exact same feature set with iOS 7.
    09-01-2013 11:19 AM
  14. Mohit Hiralal's Avatar
    A great Steve Jobs said, "10 inch is a minimum size necessary for a tablet". I agree. Nowadays u get phones that are 6 inches screen size. Then why go for 7 inch tablet. Trust me if u want a real experience of a tablet u shld get iPad 3 not mini
    10-20-2013 10:01 AM

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