1. mjcostajr's Avatar
    I know I'm not the only crazy one who has been tempted to purchase both the Air & the Mini Retina. Or am I? If you did get both which models did you get?
    11-12-2013 07:18 AM
  2. Denisej's Avatar
    Nope you're not the only one...LOL.... I have the iPad Air 32GB Verizon space grey and just ordered the iPad Mini w/ retina 32GB Verizon Silver ...I got a feeling there's a lot more of us out there too.....
    mjcostajr likes this.
    11-12-2013 07:55 AM
  3. BenitoC's Avatar
    I have the iPad Air and my partner is currently using my old iPad 2 and enjoying using an iPad for the first time. He has coveted the iPad mini in the past. Perhaps I should order a Retina iPad mini for him for Christmas. But I'm not sure if he would prefer an iPad Air instead.
    11-12-2013 08:03 AM
  4. LCW's Avatar
    I did but only because I couldn't decide which one I wanted more. I'll return one of them.
    11-12-2013 08:30 AM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy both for me personally. Perhaps for another in household though but I'm not seeing much interest from anyone about tablets. To be honest, I think the retina Mini will be my last tablet buy for quite a while. Retina was all I wanted. The A7 is a bonus.
    11-12-2013 09:04 AM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    I originally wanted the Mini. I bought the Air, and am extremely satisfied with it... and thought I would no longer want the Retina Mini when it comes out.

    Well, it is available now... and I still want a Mini. Lol so we'll see. I may end up buying both.
    Denisej, Rocket_Girl and Fausty82 like this.
    11-12-2013 09:51 AM
  7. aof123's Avatar
    yes. Air 4 me. and the mini Ret for my kid.
    11-12-2013 11:02 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    I picked up an iPad Air last week for my wife... ordered my retina Mini last night...
    11-12-2013 11:12 AM
  9. briankeith513's Avatar
    I already bought the ipad Air for the wife, just purchased the ipad mini with retina this morning.
    11-12-2013 12:23 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    I was going to do this prior to getting my iPad Air. However, after spending a week with my Air I no longer want to go back to the smaller size Mini. I like the larger Retina display on the full size iPad.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S.
    LCW and Rocket_Girl like this.
    11-12-2013 12:59 PM
  11. runner7395's Avatar
    I'm trying to "convince" my wife that I "need" it but it's not easy. We bought 3 Airs already.
    taz323 and Rocket_Girl like this.
    11-12-2013 04:39 PM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    128GB rMini for me, 32GB Air for mom
    Eileen89 likes this.
    11-12-2013 04:55 PM
  13. darkoman4's Avatar
    Nope you're not the only one...LOL.... I have the iPad Air 32GB Verizon space grey and just ordered the iPad Mini w/ retina 32GB Verizon Silver ...I got a feeling there's a lot more of us out there too.....
    Would you be able to use 1 sim from one to the other without activating 2 accounts? I am asking this because I have verizon iPad 3 and want to buy mini but do not want/need to pay for two data services.
    11-12-2013 05:44 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    Would you be able to use 1 sim from one to the other without activating 2 accounts? I am asking this because I have verizon iPad 3 and want to buy mini but do not want/need to pay for two data services.
    No. It would be nice, however, you can only have one account on one iPad at a time. You can switch sims from one iPad to the other, though.


    Sent from my iPad Air
    11-12-2013 06:19 PM
  15. Richard Devine's Avatar
    I got both. I think the mini is possibly my favorite, but it's also shiny and new(er). I'm keeping both, I couldn't return one of them, they're both incredible tablets
    11-12-2013 06:49 PM
  16. Eileen89's Avatar
    I got both. I think the mini is possibly my favorite, but it's also shiny and new(er). I'm keeping both, I couldn't return one of them, they're both incredible tablets
    Hey Rich, did you get your Retina Mini already?


    Sent from my iPad Air.
    11-12-2013 06:54 PM
  17. mjcostajr's Avatar
    Richard - I totally agree with you. I definitely think there's room in my workflow for both size devices. Video and games are great with the larger screen. Reading articles (iMore), listening to podcasts and the sheer portability make the mini amazing. It's much easier to pull out a mini in the bus or airplane or out of my lab coat then the Air. But I'm in love with both and can't wait for the Mini!
    11-12-2013 09:55 PM
  18. LCW's Avatar
    Kyboshed my plan to get the Mini R and then decide which one to keep. Loving my Air too much. I've made up my mind (and I have an original Mini to keep as a portable backup).
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    11-12-2013 10:00 PM
  19. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Well I have an iPad mini already and thinking about getting an iPad air
    LCW likes this.
    11-12-2013 10:10 PM
  20. Denisej's Avatar
    Would you be able to use 1 sim from one to the other without activating 2 accounts? I am asking this because I have verizon iPad 3 and want to buy mini but do not want/need to pay for two data services.
    I was able to swap my Verizon SIM card back and forth from the IPad 3 and IPad mini...only thing is the SIM cards are two different sizes so I purchased a SIM card adapter from Amazon for about $5 to use in the iPad 3 which required the larger SIM card.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    11-12-2013 10:25 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    I have a Att cellular Air. Ordered a Att cellular mini today. I did have to swap my Air today for a new retail unit since it kept respringing so my return period started over. Hopefully I get my cellular mini prior so I can decided what my preference is. Right now I am thinking to keep the Air.
    11-12-2013 11:55 PM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    I got both. I think the mini is possibly my favorite, but it's also shiny and new(er). I'm keeping both, I couldn't return one of them, they're both incredible tablets
    I am just now getting my new Mini set up... but I love it already. My wife can have the Air...
    nikkisharif likes this.
    11-13-2013 01:37 AM
  23. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Not me, I already have a nexus 7 so I have no need for the mini. I'll just get the Air to complement my 5s


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-13-2013 04:09 AM
  24. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I was going to do this prior to getting my iPad Air. However, after spending a week with my Air I no longer want to go back to the smaller size Mini. I like the larger Retina display on the full size iPad.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S.
    Me too, IrishRose. Took Air on a trip & never felt overloaded the way I did w/ iPad 3. And this is after using the 1st gen mini for a year. The only difference I noticed was the screen size, not the weight. Pretty sweet!!!
    11-13-2013 09:42 AM
  25. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Kyboshed my plan to get the Mini R and then decide which one to keep. Loving my Air too much. I've made up my mind (and I have an original Mini to keep as a portable backup).
    ^^this. Exactly. Every. Single. Word.
    11-13-2013 09:44 AM
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