1. John Yester's Avatar
    Those with a iPad Mini currently, would you upgrade to the rumored newer Model, or would you now go with a iPad Air 2?

    Reasons for switching and updating to the the rumored newer Model?
    10-15-2014 02:50 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have a gen 1 Mini, but I now also have both the 6 and 6 Plus and the 6 Plus has been my goto device in the house. I am not sure if I will be upgrading the Mini or not. I think after the announcement tomorrow if there is some AMAZING new feature I might. But not likely.
    10-15-2014 03:18 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If I was in the market for a new iPad, I'd more than likely go with the iPad Air 2 at this point.
    10-15-2014 04:12 PM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    I'm not sure yet, I have an iPad 2 at the moment and I'm thinking about getting a new iPad soon
    10-15-2014 06:43 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    If I was in the market for a new iPad, I'd more than likely go with the iPad Air 2 at this point.
    Yeah a mini is to small
    10-16-2014 11:46 AM
  6. HAWK's Avatar
    I might.... Want to see the announcement before I make up my mind fully.
    10-16-2014 11:54 AM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    I've had 7" tablets before and didn't know what I was missing till I picked up my iPad 4. If I was to upgrade I would go with iPad air 2.
    10-16-2014 12:04 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Not sure now, after seeing the keynote. The Mini wonít have 8.02.11.ac - itís stuck at 8.02.11.n. It also has the A7 processor, not the A8X that is in the Air 2.

    Iíll have to do more research, too, as Schiller just glossed over the Mini 3.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 10-16-2014 at 05:31 PM.
    10-16-2014 01:28 PM
  9. Maladroit23's Avatar
    Hey John. I've had the iPad Mini for a few years now. I love its portability and typical Apple quality (fluidity, longevity, data-accessibility with the whole iCloud thing). But if I were to upgrade I'd go with the iPad Air 2 for the larger screen. My reason for going with the Mini before was because the iPad was too heavy for my taste. But the Air 2 looks as light as a feather.
    10-16-2014 01:37 PM
  10. HankAZ's Avatar
    Upon further review, it appears that the only changes to the Mini Retina are:

    Color options.
    Better pricing on the 64GB and 128GB models.

    My bottom line: Pass.
    10-16-2014 01:39 PM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    Yep, that's a disappointment. I think I'll keep my Air and put aside any thoughts to get a newer Mini. The Air 2 doesn't do enough over the Air to warrant an upgrade..for me. I thought the bit about what people like most about their ipads is the camera was pretty funny. I can't remember the last time I used my camera other than take a facetime call. So that whole bit was lost on me.
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    10-16-2014 01:43 PM
  12. jimmysuggs2's Avatar
    I'm confused here. The apple site still lists ipad mini 2 for sale, but they seem to have discontinued the 128 gb model.

    Why would they do this?
    10-16-2014 01:47 PM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm confused here. The apple site still lists ipad mini 2 for sale, but they seem to have discontinued the 128 gb model.

    Why would they do this?
    To move you towards the new models. They do the same thing with phones. With the release of the iPhone 6/6 Plus, you can only get an 8GB iPhone 5C at any cost. It’s just how they do things.

    Want to make me an offer on my 128GB wifi Retina Mini?
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    10-16-2014 02:04 PM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    I think ultimately why I'm not interested in upgrading for the speed increases is because there's really no change in apps or OS to warrant it. Was there anything in iOS 8.1? I'm still waiting for many ipad apps to simply get updated. The momentum seems a bit slow right now.

    It's the continuity with iphone or Mac that changes things most for me. But that works well with the current models. Need an ipad to browse or read large docs or comics? You don't need the top of the line.

    I almost snoozed during the image editing bit of the event. Even if I did that type stuff, it'd be on the MBP.

    I'd have a hard time telling someone to spend 499 or more on an ipad. For what most people use these for, it's simply not worth it. That's why the ipad mini 2 at 299 seems a better value. And even then you'd want to find it discounted from that.
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    10-16-2014 02:17 PM
  15. Premium1's Avatar
    I wouldn't. I am going to snag a refurbished off the apple store, save $150. Touch ID is not that important on an iPad to me, to warrant the higher price tag.
    10-16-2014 02:52 PM
  16. Flow39's Avatar
    Just a word of warning: the Mini 3 is the same as the Mini 2 but just adds Touch ID. They have the same spec sheet! If you don't care about Touch ID, just go with the Mini 2.
    10-16-2014 03:18 PM
  17. HankAZ's Avatar
    Here's a link to the comparison page on the Apple Store site.

    10-16-2014 03:26 PM
  18. randy_lee_ramos's Avatar
    It kept the same A7 chip not 7x.
    10-16-2014 03:27 PM
  19. idrazz856's Avatar
    I have the 1st generation iPad mini so I am torn whether I will upgrade or not. Now that I have an ip6 I'm not sure if it's really a necessity right now.
    10-16-2014 05:14 PM
  20. jlarkins08's Avatar
    I am going to keep my first gen iPad mini until it stops working... I am leaving it on 7.1.2 it works great on that version of iOS and I see no reason to buy something I don't need to buy.. I barely use the thing anyway!

    Sent from my HTC One M8 via the UnCarrier
    10-16-2014 09:01 PM
  21. Peligro911's Avatar
    So that's why it's only a 50 bucks difference

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-16-2014 09:32 PM
  22. RealNeal's Avatar
    I thought the Air 2 was a huge bump over the Air 1. What they aren't telling you is that the Air 2 has 2GM of on-board RAM, and they're preparing an iOS update that will allow you to use split-screen multitasking (hence the need for 2GM of RAM).
    10-16-2014 09:53 PM
  23. cardfan's Avatar
    I'll believe that update when we see it. Maybe ios 9.
    10-17-2014 12:17 AM
  24. xsendoux's Avatar
    depends what you use it for. I had both the mini and ipad air. Mini is great for use out at the coffee shop, day to day stuff. Ipad air is great for home use imo, and watch movies, play games etc.

    If i really have to choose though, id go with air 2, since it is sooo thin and light and nice.
    10-17-2014 12:52 AM
  25. wildphoenix24's Avatar
    Right now I'm staying put with my gen1 Mini. I was thinking about trading it in for a MiniR cellular but I don't know if I can text to people outside of iMessage. Very disappointed with the Mini 3 announcement
    10-18-2014 09:44 AM
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