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  1. mogelijk's Avatar
    Rumors came out in the last week that Apple is developing an iPad Mini 5 -- the rumors think it might be introduced at the event on the 30th, but might also be announced separately in the coming months.

    My question, what do you want to see in a new iPad Mini, and would you upgrade?
    10-24-2018 01:48 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’m basically done with iPads.in regard to the iPad Mini, it wouldn’t work for ‘me’ at this point unless I was using it primarily as an e-book reader.
    kataran likes this.
    10-24-2018 02:33 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    My question, what do you want to see in a new iPad Mini, and would you upgrade?
    The iPad mini is my preferred form factor. I love the size and weight.

    I'll upgrade when my Mini 4 stops working or no longer receives iOS updates.

    What do I want to see? I'm fine with an upgraded processor and an updated Touch ID sensor (the current Mini uses the same sensor as the 5s, 6, and SE). I don't really need pencil support, but why not?
    10-24-2018 03:11 PM
  4. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I know there are many fans of the iPad mini, but they aren't for me.
    10-24-2018 03:13 PM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    Depends. From what I read there won’t be fingerprint or face id. Not sure I would like that. I have the 4 and love it. While I want a refresh I don’t want less features. Now come out with an iPad mini pro with face id and i am all over that bad boy!
    10-25-2018 07:32 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I just don't have any use for a iPad Mini. If I need to go larger than my Max, the iPad Mini wouldn't be my choice, I would just go to my 9.7 iPad to be honest.
    10-25-2018 09:35 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    Depends. From what I read there won’t be fingerprint or face id.
    I find it hard to believe that Apple would have a device now that wouldn't have on or the other. Unless there is some biometric, there is no way that they are shipping a new iPad Mini with a regression that severe.
    Spencerdl and JML5150 like this.
    10-25-2018 09:50 AM
  8. jlarkins08's Avatar
    Yes, I probably will. My iPad mini 4 is okay but I would like to have some more RAM and processor speed. I mean hey it's 3 years old and it's a device I use everyday.. I love the form factor and portability of this device. It is my favorite device from Apple really!
    10-25-2018 11:58 AM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    There was a time when tablets were ideal for on the go use but now that smartphones have gotten more features and power I don’t see a need for them
    10-25-2018 12:30 PM
  10. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I'm looking to pick up a mini for an interface with my home automation that can stay at home for relatives to use if I am out or whatever the case may be. I'd like to see an updated mini, but truthfully even a 3 would probably work for me.
    10-25-2018 01:06 PM
  11. JML5150's Avatar
    I would upgrade my kids iPads when their mini 2's stop receiving updates
    10-26-2018 12:55 AM
  12. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Right now is the “rumor”?that iPad mini 5 is coming this year. What I’d like to know is who is going to buy one if they have an Xs MAX? Maybe some might. I just bought the new 12.9” pro so I’m not looking to get another one.
    01-04-2019 03:14 PM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    There are rumors of a new iPad Mini. The question is, how soon it will be released, though the rumors suggest it will be in the next couple of months. At the same time, they are just rumors and may not be true.
    01-05-2019 11:13 AM
  14. scruffypig's Avatar
    Right now is the “rumor”?that iPad mini 5 is coming this year. What I’d like to know is who is going to buy one if they have an Xs MAX? Maybe some might. I just bought the new 12.9” pro so I’m not looking to get another one.
    I have an iPad Mini. Not all apps for iPhone are designed or have the same features as iPad apps.
    01-05-2019 11:22 AM
  15. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have an iPad Mini. Not all apps for iPhone are designed or have the same features as iPad apps.
    I wasn’t sure about that.
    01-06-2019 08:12 PM
  16. scruffypig's Avatar
    I wasn’t sure about that.
    The iPad mini also supports slide over and picture in picture.
    01-07-2019 01:49 PM
  17. rellyrellz's Avatar
    iPad mini will always have a special place in my heart. First iPad mini was one of my favorite iPads. I hope they update it. IPad Pro 10.5 in iPad mini form
    01-26-2019 02:16 PM
  18. naddy6969's Avatar
    The most important thing is to keep the current size. Removing the button and bezels, the screen can grow to around 8.5". That is plenty.

    All it really needs is a CPU and camera upgrade. Pencil would be nice, but personally I don't care about that. Give the mini 5 the specs of an iPhone 8 Plus and it will be great.
    Last edited by naddy6969; 02-24-2019 at 10:51 PM.
    02-24-2019 10:18 PM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    Well, it's here.

    The most important thing is to keep the current size. Removing the button and bezels, the screen can grow to around 8.5". That is plenty.

    All it really needs is a CPU and camera upgrade. Pencil would be nice, but personally I don't care about that. Give the mini 5 the specs of an iPhone 8 Plus and it will be great.
    It looks like the specs of an XR and XS instead. And yes to pencil support, yes to updated cameras but still with the same form factor, bezels and all. Better display technology as well.

    I'm very ok with this. I won't be upgrading soon, but my AppleCare+ is up on my Mini 4 next month, and I would have been pissed if I had to buy 2015's technology to keep the same form factor if something happened to my current one.

    (Also hopeful that cases, accessories, etc., for the Mini 5 will fit the Mini 4, so I can get a new case if mine wears out - it seems to be getting close.)
    03-18-2019 10:59 AM

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