1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    One thing to consider is how small things will look on the new mini. Correct me if I'm wrong but since the resolution is going up that means things will get smaller. Web pages will be more cramped.
    More cramped? Not really.
    11-07-2013 02:17 PM
  2. Jerry_'s Avatar
    While the mini is what suits best for my wife (this is not negative !) and the usage she is having with the iPad, I will require to have the larger screen for my type of usage.

    While, luckily, the weight is being reduced on the iPad Air (and everybody is going to appreciate) the issue is mostly about screensize - and there persons already owning a previous version of the iPad, but also others - should have made up their mind before buying either the mini or the air.
    11-07-2013 05:15 PM
  3. sj-performance's Avatar
    Nope not returning. Been enjoying my iPad air since launch. I upgraded from the iPad 3.

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    11-07-2013 08:13 PM
  4. SMELTN's Avatar
    I purchased mine from Best Buy which I am an elite plus member which means I get 30 day return policy.

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    11-07-2013 09:07 PM
  5. CDG's Avatar
    I purchased mine from Best Buy which I am an elite plus member which means I get 30 day return policy.

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    As an Elite Plus member we get 45 days.

    I bought mine from BB as well and verified at that time, although I have no intention of returning it.

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    11-07-2013 09:20 PM
  6. venturin88's Avatar
    Picked up and Air on Friday but decided to take it back yesterday and wait for the Retina Mini. I liked the Air but it's still a two handed device for the most part. I want something more portable and easily held with one hand. If it needs two hands or I have to prop it on something I'd rather just reach for my 13" MBP.
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    11-07-2013 09:54 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    No way I just got it lol
    11-07-2013 10:04 PM
  8. bembol's Avatar
    I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and it's too close between the two, Mini Retina.

    The Air is so comfortable to use, I can't believe the difference compared to the iPad 2. This is a keeper.

    I will probably just buy the Mini next year. 2013 has been a very expensive year for me.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    11-08-2013 01:22 AM
  9. Peter Cotton's Avatar
    I just moved from the ipad mini to the air, having moved from the 4 to the mini about 6 months ago. For me, the Air is what the ipad should have been all along, and the new mini is what the mini should have been from day. I won't be moving to the mini because the air is light enough for me to carry around and use one handed. But I do like the new mini!
    11-14-2013 11:05 AM
  10. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    So I'm on the fence whether I want the new ipad air, or the ipad mini with retina display. I like the portability of the mini and how it's easier to read books on it...due to the size. Has anyone purchased an ipad air, and have decided to return it for the mini? Just curious.
    Nope. I will say that the screen looks great but it is still too small! My coworker picked one up as an upgrade to his original mini. Speed was a nice boost and again the screen is night and day but not for me. My coworker is an avid book reader and thats all he really does so the mini is great for him!
    11-15-2013 09:41 AM
  11. arumbaya's Avatar
    I've received my Retina Mini today.however I'm returning it back tomorrow to get the Air.
    it's just that I found myself pinch zooming too many times.the screen is a little too small to read comfortably on ALL websites.
    many web pages are compatible with safari's reader function and it makes reading comfortable but many don't have that feature.(or Safari don't think they do).given the expensive price on Retina Mini compared to original Mini and the little weight difference between the Air and Mini,I think I'll be much happier with Air.
    11-15-2013 06:21 PM
  12. LCW's Avatar
    Thought that was going to be my plan ( get the Air but then swap for a Mini-R when available). But after I got my Air - no way in hell am I returning it for the Mini-R. The Air is simply too awesome! So thin and light, but with large screen, and a simply amazing one at that. Brilliant, rich, vibrant colors!!
    11-15-2013 06:35 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just picked up the Air today. I'll have 30 days to decide if I want the Mini instead. So far I'm liking this so much coming from the big iPad 4.
    Looking more and more like I'm going to return the iPad Air. This mini retina is just too sweet.
    11-15-2013 07:11 PM
  14. SMELTN's Avatar
    I have pretty much decided I am keeping my Air as well. I have ALWAYS been a Mini person but the Air is the perfect size and weight..
    LCW and Rocket_Girl like this.
    11-15-2013 07:28 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    Anyone that is thinking of switching to a Mini-R strictly for the display (and not the smaller more portable factor)... Check this out...

    11-17-2013 08:57 AM
  16. j_benj's Avatar
    I checked out the Mini R at the Apple Store yesterday and the screen is gorgeous, no doubt. Despite that, while I was playing with it I couldn't stop missing the Air. I can definitely see the advantage of the Mini size-wise but honestly my Air fits in my bag fine (I have a small Lowepro "tablet" sling backpack) and it's way lighter than my iPad 3 ever was. After having the Air since launch day I wasn't tempted by the Mini R for a second.
    11-17-2013 04:40 PM
  17. Loony4Fruit's Avatar
    I have both and am returning the mini. I like the form factor but text is just way too small especially in portrait, which is the way I prefer to use my ipad. Nice device, but the Air works much better for me. It used to be a much tougher decision because of how much thicker and heavier the big iPads used to be. The Air changes all of that.
    11-17-2013 10:11 PM
  18. OTACORB's Avatar
    Already returned the Air in favor of the rMini. I love this thing! Laying on the couch or in bed this just works so much better for me compared to the Air. I am on the road a lot during the week so the smaller footprint and weight of the rMini also make it a keeper!

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    11-18-2013 12:09 AM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    As a previous Mini owner, I had to try it along with my Air. It's not even a close call. The retina Mini is going back. The Air it is.
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    11-18-2013 01:16 AM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    Never cared for the mini from the start I always wanted the bigger screen ..
    11-18-2013 02:45 AM
  21. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Keeping the Air.

    I lived with the squints for a year with original Mini, and love the size and portability, but it was getting just too small to read. Air form factor has delivered me from the brink of mini-blindness. I can see again, and the difference in weight is negligible: a half-pound? That's a burger. Without the bun.
    11-18-2013 06:48 AM
  22. micaels's Avatar
    No, keeping my Air. Loving it so far.
    11-21-2013 03:39 AM
  23. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    I thought I was going to dislike the Air because of the size & weight. I have a BlackBerry PlayBook and the smaller size lends itself really well to reading. I was very wrong. No way I'd give up my beautiful 128GB Air. I've started reading my epubs on it instead & so far have managed to avoid getting smacked in the face when I fall asleep. Doubtful it will remain so for much longer.
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    11-21-2013 11:47 AM
  24. Carlton English's Avatar
    I thought about it but nah, I have a note 3 that is a good filler for small device, and with my Air I'm set.

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    11-23-2013 03:23 PM
  25. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    I've had the iPad 1, 2, 3, and mini (sequentially, not all at once!). I loved my mini...until I left it on a plane a week ago. But once I save up enough to replace it, I'll be getting an Air. While I love the size of the mini, I do type a lot on my iPad; I don't have a laptop. And while I could type on my mini, I found that I had a LOT more typos when I did so. So, I stopped by the Apple store and played with the Air. I'm sold! Now to earn the money I need to buy one...sigh...
    11-26-2013 07:27 PM
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