1. Fausty82's Avatar
    True but living in the New England I don't wear shorts year round
    See? That’s where you went wrong. C'mon to Arizona and all of your problems are solved.
    10-22-2013 05:17 PM
  2. tlo07's Avatar
    Is the new mini the same thickness and weight as the original? I'm just wondering if it changed at all due to getting the retina.

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    10-22-2013 07:45 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I am torn with the same question on over a long period that i would keep the model...Do I spend the extra money and get the full size Air or the mini Retina at $399.00 which is till $100.00 over the regular Mini? Tough decision but by the time they are release I will have my mind made up.
    10-22-2013 08:31 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    Is the new mini the same thickness and weight as the original? I'm just wondering if it changed at all due to getting the retina.

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    Old mini is .69 new us .73
    10-22-2013 08:38 PM
  5. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Old mini is .69 new us .73
    I understand why it is thicker, bigger battery and retina screen, but it sucks it is thicker though. Now my back cover most likely wont fit, I'm also wondering if my smart cover from apple last year will work?
    10-22-2013 10:11 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I understand why it is thicker, bigger battery and retina screen, but it sucks it is thicker though. Now my back cover most likely wont fit, I'm also wondering if my smart cover from apple last year will work?
    Smart Cover should
    10-22-2013 10:12 PM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    Hehe. Before I can help someone else, I'll have to make up my own mind first. Love the fact that the Mini now has a Retina display. But I also like how thin and light the new iPad Air is. Looking at videos on the 9.7" screen will definitely be a plus over the smaller screen on the Mini even with its new retina display.
    A lot of that has to do with form factor though which we've already had a year to figure out. What's changed? The Mini has a much better screen and on par internals. The ipad 5 is slightly thinner and sheds a .4 lb.

    Looking at videos may be better on the ipad Air, but the same thing applied to the ipad 4. I probably wouldn't hold the bigger ipad while watching videos..it gets propped in lap or sits in a stand. Even with the reduced weight, the ipad air will still be too large for gaming (hand held) and still too heavy to hold for a long time.

    In terms of usage though, the Mini is more versatile IMO.

    The only thing I'm not factoring is the lesser footprint of the ipad Air. So it's not a clear cut answer (as well as the things the Air may have such as more RAM..don't know yet). We'll get to see the Air first definitely though and have time to figure it out. The Mini is probably something you don't have time to see in stores later in Nov. You either preorder or line up, or you might be waiting.
    10-23-2013 08:28 AM
  8. Auturi's Avatar
    It's not a hard decision for me. The Air mini.
    10-23-2013 09:14 AM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    It's not a hard decision for me. The Air mini.
    So you just make up your own product to fit your needs? It’s either the Air OR the Mini...
    10-23-2013 11:21 AM
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