1. android6391's Avatar
    Hi guys, just wondering if anybody has felt any buyers remorse after buying the iPad mini retina and thought maybe they should have went with the air? Still trying to decide whether I should have went for the bigger screen as I don't use it out of the house much! Any thoughts? Has anybody got both? If so which one do you find yourself using more often?


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    04-22-2014 10:12 PM
  2. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I went from an iPad 3 to the mini retina. The larger display offered a more relaxed reading and browsing experience, but I found due to it's size, it never left home. Since I also have a 13" MacBook Air for home duties, when it came time to get a new iPad I got the smaller form factor as I wanted something more portable to carry around. It's great for gaming and text entry (using two thumbs in portrait mode, like a big smartphone) as well. The trade off between size and portability was worth it for me.

    If you won't be using it away from home, then the larger Air may be better suited for you.
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    04-23-2014 12:19 AM
  3. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    No buyers remorse whatsoever! I bought the LTE Retina Mini so I can take it with me. I always had the plan where I would then eventually buy an iPad Air as well for watching Netflix and other things. Using Numbers app is also much better on the Air although I use it on both iPads.

    Some days I use the Air for most things and sometimes in use the Mini. I'm lucky to have both
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    04-23-2014 12:44 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nope. I enjoy my iPad Mini a great deal. It actually exceeded my expectations...
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    04-23-2014 09:28 AM
  5. wildmangk's Avatar
    Ipad mini retina for trsveling and macbook pro 15" for home use, best of both worlds.

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    04-23-2014 04:18 PM
  6. Furt's Avatar
    Personally, I've never been sold on a 10 inch tablet. its too big to carry around with me outside. too heavy to hold in bed when i'm watching videos (even the air after 40 minutes of Game Of Thrones). I just plain love 7 inch tablets. I had the 2 Nexus 7 tablets and now an iPad Mini Retina. all of them are pocketable while giving me enough screen space to get some work done on them.
    04-24-2014 09:30 PM
  7. Idelgado782's Avatar
    I wish I would have gotten at least the 32gb!!!! I love the Mini!!!!!!! The size is perfect but I've come across storage full a handful of times and now i'm annoyed at myself for not getting one with more storage!!! Other than that i'm happy!!
    04-30-2014 08:47 PM
  8. Toochief's Avatar
    Idelgado782 captured my thoughts exactly
    05-01-2014 04:57 AM
  9. Cbchuck's Avatar
    Bought 16 g should have known better. Since my IPhone 5s was bought 32 g forgot how bAd 16 g was on my old Iphone 4 so was planning to jump to 32 now thinking 64 might be best ugh whAt to do???? CB
    05-22-2014 02:43 PM
  10. Septembersrain's Avatar
    My guy got the 16GB. He regrets the size immensely.
    05-22-2014 04:24 PM
  11. mattjohnson78's Avatar
    I like the smaller size. Easier to carry around, light weight and easy to work on. I got the 16gb version and have no regrets since I have everything in the cloud and just apps on the iPad Mini. I don't download movies or music, all of that is cloud based also.

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    05-22-2014 06:40 PM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I got the 128GB & I love it. I think the size is perfect
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    05-26-2014 07:50 PM
  13. Celandine's Avatar
    No remorse whatsoever. I only have the 16gb version but all my music is on my ipod (which goes with me daily) so I mainly use the Mini for reading, browsing the web, emails, and the occasional game. I use three different cloud-based services, so as long as I'm within Wifi distance (which nowadays is pretty much everywhere) I still have access to all I need.
    05-27-2014 06:31 AM
  14. agalaria's Avatar
    I had done lot of research too. Finally i bought iPad Air 32 GB. Its perfect, not heavy (as i watch videos and spend lot of time using it). Its beautiful to see photos or to read articles. I carry it with myself most of the times.
    05-28-2014 01:31 AM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just feel slightly remorseful for not going with the 64GB instead of the 32GB that I got. Not because I didn't get the Air.
    05-29-2014 01:14 AM
  16. cyberpaw's Avatar
    Very happy with my MiniR. Glad I got the 64 and LTE model. Perfect for traveling and most uses.

    but I am hoping there will be a larger iPad that I could use as a laptop replacement - maybe a 12 inch - for when I need to work on spread sheets, etc.

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    05-29-2014 01:21 AM
  17. carchayser's Avatar
    I had the ipad 3 and that never left the house due to it not fitting in my bodybag. Then when the mini retina came along, my fiancé bought me the 32gb one and now I'm able to bring it along everywhere! The tradeoff in the screensize is totally worth it.

    So yeah, lots of remorse in the ipad 3, none whatsoever with the mini.

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    06-01-2014 12:18 AM
  18. mad_iphone4's Avatar
    Nope. Size is perfect for taking to work.

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    07-23-2014 06:20 PM
  19. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Nope. Size is perfect for taking to work.

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    +1 this has been my experience. The smaller screen size doesn't bother me. I find I can watch shows just fine.

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    07-23-2014 07:14 PM
  20. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I had the iPad Mini Retina and I returned it at my job because I liked the Air better. I understand what the others have been saying about the size being more portable. But I don't think that the Air is too big to carry around and I love the extra screen size. It also helps that the Air is bigger because then I can attach a pretty big sized keyboard to it and use it for work or any other general typing.

    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    07-23-2014 08:01 PM
  21. ajl's Avatar
    Haven't bought one yet, but seeing that not many are regretting it, I just might!

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    07-24-2014 12:02 AM
  22. Flow39's Avatar
    No remorse here, I love my rMini because of the screen size and portability. While the Air is also very lightweight and portable, it still doesn't beat the rMini in my opinion
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    07-24-2014 12:08 AM
  23. HankAZ's Avatar
    No remorse here. I love my rMini!
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    07-24-2014 02:23 AM
  24. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    I have buyers remorse, unfortunately I regret buying the Air. I have both and I reach for the Mimi all the time. I've just started leaving the Air on my desk in my bedroom and basically using it as a mini TV. If I could do it all over again, I'd skip on the Air and go with the Mini Retina.

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    07-26-2014 04:37 PM
  25. Speedygi's Avatar
    No remorse here. I love my rMini!
    None here as well.
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    07-26-2014 09:07 PM
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