1. AndrasFL's Avatar
    My kids are boys in the age 3, 8 and 12. The 1-year old has to wait
    But I'm in doubt what to give them for Christmas, the retina mini or the older mini.
    Any advice appreciated, thanks.
    Andras

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    11-15-2013 02:42 AM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Welcome to the Site!!! .. Given their young age I would consider the regular mini, it is a fantastic device and given the lower price tag it may be a better fit for younger kids. I have the original mini and find it to be fantastic. I don't think you 12 year old would be upset if his iPad was non retina.
    11-15-2013 02:50 AM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    I would agree regular mini would be fine .. Or even a ipad 2 ..
    I recommend buying referb from apple it will save you some cash and still has same one year warranty as buying new ..
    11-15-2013 02:55 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    The mini would be cheaper, but kids like to play games the mini with retina has an a7 chip and is 64 bit. It's all on what your willing to pay and what they will be using them for,
    11-15-2013 02:59 AM
  5. AndrasFL's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome salute
    They are going to use it for games and YouTube ect. Isn't the mini powerful enough for most games?

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    11-15-2013 06:05 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'd go with the original mini. My kids got them last year and live them. Games work fine. So does YouTube.
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    11-15-2013 07:52 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    I agree with Karen and others who said the first Mini will be fine. You'll be saving money for other things that you may need more. I bought my 2 kids the Mini last year for Christmas and they still use it every day. My son loves playing games on it and said the other day that it was the best Christmas present that he ever got, lol. Unlike tech savvy adults, kids don't care about a Retina display....
    11-15-2013 08:41 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Count me in among those recommending the non-retina Mini..
    11-15-2013 08:44 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    and the apple outlet has refurb ones starting at $250 for the 16 gig- right now they have no stock but that changes all the time-
    11-15-2013 08:45 AM
  10. BenitoC's Avatar
    For children, I'd agree that the original iPad Mini is the way to go.
    11-15-2013 09:25 AM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome!!!! I agree with the crowd, the Original Mini will be fine. My 16 & 18 yr old boys both have Original Minis and they love them. I told them the new rMini came out and they could care less, they're happy with what they got.


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    11-16-2013 11:20 AM
  12. AndrasFL's Avatar
    Thanks! It's great to hear this from people who have experience
    Original mini it is

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    11-16-2013 11:37 AM
  13. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Mini's are on my kids Xmas list this year as well. I am looking at the the original mini for them as well. I may also pick up a couple of the new ones for the wife and myself. We will see how the cash flow is when we are done with the kids.


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    11-16-2013 03:15 PM
  14. lui22's Avatar
    The old mini especially with the Black Friday sale walmart is going to have
    11-17-2013 11:58 PM
  15. NFLPLAYBOOK's Avatar
    I would go with the retina. If you want your children to have a favorable Apple experience don't use the original mini. It is fine for reading and casual browsing but is under powered for gaming and other content. I would go with the retina. If money is an issue go with a cheaper nexus tablet rather than the original mini.

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    11-18-2013 07:21 AM
  16. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    Our kid (11) received a mini wifi last Christmas, and now has my old mini LTE. His mini wifi was sold to help fund my rMini LTE. In a year or two if/when I decide to upgrade (for TouchID), he'll get the rMini LTE. I don't think there's anything wrong with getting a kid a rMini, but I suspect they're be pleased with any of them.
    11-18-2013 09:29 AM
  17. dixonyy18's Avatar
    Retina!
    12-27-2013 11:53 PM
  18. AndrasFL's Avatar
    Funny it is. My wife went to the shop to buy the older mini, but she came home with three mini retina. The children love them.
    Merry Christmas and a happy New year 😊

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    12-28-2013 05:54 AM
  19. AndrasFL's Avatar
    Thanks for your help 👍

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    12-28-2013 05:55 AM
  20. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I hope you and the family enjoy them. I think my Retina Mini was the best purchase I have made in a long time. Kids are great!
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    12-28-2013 01:11 PM
  21. Ventus221's Avatar
    Retina


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    01-05-2014 03:06 PM
  22. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Did you go with the non-retina? Are they enjoying their gifts?
    01-10-2014 06:04 PM
  23. AndrasFL's Avatar
    Did you go with the non-retina? Are they enjoying their gifts?
    They got retina and they love it 😊

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