1. brookeyydo0o's Avatar
    I got the air 2 but I like the size of mini more. Should I return air 2 for mini 3 ?
    10-28-2014 08:29 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Well that's up to you, but unless you strongly want TouchId or gold, if you decide to switch the mini 2 is a better deal.
    10-28-2014 08:51 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    Agree with Karen. The 2 has the same specs other than Touch ID


    Sent from my iPad Mini using Tapatalk
    10-28-2014 09:14 PM
  4. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Only reason why I went with the Mini 3 is because there were larger storage amounts available in the Apple store than the Mini 2. I prefer the Mini size to the Air. I really love my Mini. It's fast and does what I need it to!
    Nakia Johnson1 likes this.
    10-28-2014 10:30 PM
  5. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    I do not understand threads like this.
    Why do people ask a bunch of strangers such a simple question that completely revolves around personal tastes?

    You said "I like the size of mini more."
    So, then get the mini.
    10-29-2014 02:37 AM
  6. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Sometimes people are conflicted, and after spending large amounts of money, they just need feedback. It's just about getting support and opinions from the community.

    I find sometimes I'm "On the fence" too, this community always helps me through it.
    10-29-2014 07:40 AM
  7. eeemily's Avatar
    iPad Air 2 performances better than iPad mini 3. It's not a good idea to return Air 2 for mini 3.

    iPad mini 3


    Pros


    Touch ID included
    Long battery life
    Better display

    Cons

    Lacks the processor and camera upgrade
    Commands a $100 premium over last year's model

    Summary


    The iPad mini 3 is just as good as its predecessor; it is still a compelling choice despite the lack of upgrades.

    iPad Air 2


    Pros

    Thinner and lighter design
    Improved A8X processor
    Touch ID fingerprint sensor
    Better rear and front-facing cameras
    Higher configurations

    Cons

    Battery life could be better
    Some will miss the mute switch
    Easily resonate owing to the audio playback via speakers

    Summary


    The iPad Air 2 is Apple's most powerful tablet yet, and is incredibly thin and light. It is a nice refinement and finesse of last year's model, and should definitely be one of your top tablet considerations.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    11-07-2014 02:59 AM
  8. impaler's Avatar
    I ordered the Air 2 the day it went on sale, as it had the awesome specs. I also was coming from an iPad 3, and wanted the smaller form factor. I cancelled my iPad Air 2 before it shipped and got a mini 3 and couldn't be happier.
    LockOnTech likes this.
    11-08-2014 08:55 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    I had an iPad 2 and when my son confiscated it so I bought a Mini (1st gen) around the time the iPad 3 with retina was available. I loved the lighter weight and the smaller size, and didn't care that it wasn't retina. I was getting a smaller tablet with the same specs as the iPad 2 I had, albeit with a smaller screen so the pixels were more compact.... or so the websites all said.

    I still use it, and though it's feeling a bit dated now with the older processor, I'm looking at updating it. I'm spoiled with Touch ID on my iPhone 6 so will at least be the iPad Air 2 or Mini 3... even with the lighter weight of the iPad Air 2, I still think the Mini 3 is what I want as I really do like that size. A bit disappointing it has the A7 chip vs A8 but for Tapatalk, e-mail, web, etc., with a few random games thrown in there, I think it'll be fine.
    11-11-2014 07:00 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Hmm now I see now 802.11ac in the Mini 3... May have to look at the air again.
    11-11-2014 05:27 PM
  11. Ryan Estrada's Avatar
    It really boils down to personal preference. I think you talked yourself into the mini.
    11-12-2014 12:03 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Why trade in a device that is less equipped with technologies the iPad Air possess? Don't see the logic in that. It's light thin and has all the goodies
    11-12-2014 12:47 AM
  13. whicky's Avatar
    who knows, they might just release an ipad air mini in the future
    11-14-2014 12:30 AM
  14. Netforza's Avatar
    The question is, do you have any problems with your iPad air 2.
    It somehow does not satisfy your needs?
    11-14-2014 02:38 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    Why trade in a device that is less equipped with technologies the iPad Air possess? Don't see the logic in that. It's light thin and has all the goodies
    If that were the case they wouldn't make the Mini. And maybe they won't in the future but for now it's an option. For some the smaller size is more important than specs.
    11-14-2014 07:07 PM
  16. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Definitely better deal with a 32GB Mini 2 unless you absolutely need more storage, then I'd consider the 64GB Mini 3. TouchID on an iPad just isn't useful enough to warrant going for the Mini 3 IMO.

    As far as switching from the Air 2, I'd only switch if I absolutely didn't like the Air 2's size. With an Apple Smart Case, the Air 2 was like a notebook. Didn't have any issues carrying it around. I can totally see why some would prefer the Mini 3 2/3, though. The size difference is kind of substantial :-)
    01-09-2015 10:54 PM
  17. krazyatom's Avatar
    Hopefully, ipad mini 3 drops price before new ipad mini comes out end of this year.
    06-20-2015 04:09 PM
  18. HankAZ's Avatar
    Hopefully, ipad mini 3 drops price before new ipad mini comes out end of this year.
    Typically, the older generation devices see a price drop WHEN the new models come out. It's doubtful you will see a price drop before the new iPads are launched.
    06-20-2015 04:18 PM

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