View Poll Results: Will you be getting an iPad Mini?

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  • Hell Yeah pre-ordering this Friday

    55 51.89%
  • Yeah but will wait for the 2nd generation with Retina

    22 20.75%
  • I already have an iPad

    22 20.75%
  • iPad Mini is out?

    7 6.60%
  1. Jay_B_II's Avatar
    The only issue I've ever had with iPad was the size. It's never really felt portable to me. I even ditched my first iPad 2 for a Galaxy Tab 8.9 only to realize that was the biggest mistake ever and go back to iPad. Having all the iPad 2 goodness I love in a smaller package is perfect for me so I will be pre-ordering as soon as it opens on Friday. I even have a possible buyer already lined up for my iPad 2.
    10-24-2012 04:18 PM
  2. scott.jeffreys's Avatar
    The price is too high and I already have an iPad 3 (best screen on any device I have ever seen IMO) and I don't think I would like a non retina screen. I really think the reason this isn't a retina display is more related to battery life than anything. Look at how much bigger the battery on the iPad 3 had to get to even continue to get 10 hours of battery life. The iPad mini is all about thickness and weight and to include a retina display would have required a much bigger battery thereby making it thicker and heavier.

    As an iPad 3 owner I'm not their target market anyway. Eventually this will have a retina display and then I would consider it simply because I think the iPad 3 is too heavy. I also think Apple did a lousy job of presenting the mini yesterday. They spent too much time comparing it to the competition and not enough time showing you where it would be most beneficial in everyday life. Apple has always done a masterful job of that and failed miserably. Steve Jobs would have never let that happen.
    10-24-2012 05:11 PM
  3. Fatboy71's Avatar
    I wont be getting one. I couldn't go to a smaller iPad without a Retina display after using my iPad 3. I thinks its a good move Apple releasing a smaller and cheaper iPad though.
    10-24-2012 05:13 PM
  4. patricksmangan's Avatar
    I'll probably be getting a mini for one sibling for Christmas, & a iPod touch 4th gen for another sibling. I'll still be on the iPad 1 lol
    10-24-2012 05:23 PM
  5. patricksmangan's Avatar
    . They spent too much time comparing it to the competition and not enough time showing you where it would be most beneficial in everyday life. Apple has always done a masterful job of that and failed miserably. Steve Jobs would have never let that happen.
    I think the difference this time is that it doesn't fit anywhere if you own an iPod touch or iPhone in conjunction with a full sized iPad. Anywhere it would fit, one of those existing products would do just as well, either on the smaller or slightly larger side. So they have already shown use case with those two products. But I think the mini is primarily for someone who hasn't bought into or doesn't want to put down the cash for a full sized iPad, and as gifts/for kids.
    fordgirl14 likes this.
    10-24-2012 05:30 PM
  6. CandyBean's Avatar
    voted for hell yea but i won't be preordering or waiting in long lines for the ipad mini. will just wait until the initial rush dies down. not for me so in no rush ^__________^
    10-24-2012 05:54 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I've thought about it, and will be passing on both the iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad at this time. Neither is compelling enough of a product for now... let's see what the March time frame brings, at which time I may revisit the issue.
    10-24-2012 06:40 PM
  8. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I've thought about it, and will be passing on both the iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad at this time. Neither is compelling enough of a product for now... let's see what the March time frame brings, at which time I may revisit the issue.
    Agreed. I'm following this route too.
    10-24-2012 06:55 PM
  9. Natemz's Avatar
    I'm selling my Nexus 7 and getting a mini. Bye Android
    10-24-2012 06:55 PM
  10. mfr1340's Avatar
    I just traded my ipad3 in and I will get the mini. I like the smaller size and the fact I get to use all my apps. I had to settle on a 32gig on the ipad 3 and I wasn't happy with the fact, (even when I don't need the space) I felt short changed when I settled on the smaller one. Now I will get the 64gig mini (to match my 64gig iphone5). When they update it I will give this one to my wife. We both have a nexus7 and she has my 4s and ipad2/ both 64gig.
    10-24-2012 06:57 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    Heck yeah! But I'll have to wait 2 more weeks as I want the WiFi/Cellular version. I'm selling my iPad 3 to Gazelle for $500, so I'll only have to pay about $150 out of pocket for it.
    10-24-2012 08:51 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    Heck yeah! But I'll have to wait 2 more weeks as I want the WiFi/Cellular version. I'm selling my iPad 3 to Gazelle for $500, so I'll only have to pay about $150 out of pocket for it.
    Rose: which are you getting? The Mini or the 4gen? It sounds like you're selling your retina 3rd gen to get a non-retina Mini... is that correct? I'm curious about your thought process - definitely NOT a flame or criticism, but I am honestly curious... is the smaller size that important to you>
    10-24-2012 09:25 PM
  13. rednocturne307's Avatar
    What time do you guys think it'll be available for preorder? The standard 12am PST?

    So 3am where I am.
    10-24-2012 09:25 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    What time do you guys think it'll be available for preorder? The standard 12am PST?

    So 3am where I am.
    That's how it's always worked in the past...but it's actually 12:00 am PDT.
    10-24-2012 09:39 PM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    Still wondering if I should pick up the WIFI or wait for the carrier LTE-enabled devices.

    I have the iPad 2 and new iPad... I don't use either. My son uses my iPad 2 more in one day than I've ever used any of my tablets.
    10-24-2012 09:46 PM
  16. Gary86's Avatar
    Still wondering if I should pick up the WIFI or wait for the carrier LTE-enabled devices.

    I have the iPad 2 and new iPad... I don't use either. My son uses my iPad 2 more in one day than I've ever used any of my tablets.
    Lol. Same here bro. My 3rd gen iPad is use as in car entertainment for cartoons.


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    10-24-2012 10:02 PM
  17. LCW's Avatar
    I'm debating selling my ipad3 to get a mini...
    10-24-2012 10:03 PM
  18. Ziltoid's Avatar
    Yes sir. I don't own a tablet and buying this one for the kids mostly. I'll maybe buy another one or an iPad 3 as well
    10-24-2012 11:08 PM
  19. jman0829's Avatar
    Im getting one!!! The size is perfect and the price is good.
    10-24-2012 11:20 PM
  20. tuffy100's Avatar
    Nope. Already have an iPad 2 that I hardly ever use. Mainly use my MacBook Air & iPhone 5.

    No need for a mini.
    10-24-2012 11:25 PM
  21. andrewsmith's Avatar
    I always thought the iPad was a bit too big. The 7.9" sold me as the size I've been holding out for. I'll just get the wifi and tether my iPhone 5 LTE on the go. Bam...sold black/slate to match the Vader iPhone 5. Now if only they would do a black/slate MBP that would be awesome....
    10-24-2012 11:33 PM
  22. Eileen89's Avatar
    Rose: which are you getting? The Mini or the 4gen? It sounds like you're selling your retina 3rd gen to get a non-retina Mini... is that correct? I'm curious about your thought process - definitely NOT a flame or criticism, but I am honestly curious... is the smaller size that important to you>
    I'm more than likely going to get the iPad Mini. I've wanted a smaller tablet for a while. Don't get me wrong, I love the retina display on my current iPad 3, however, I think the 1024X768 resolution at 163 ppi on a 7.9" screen will be nice enough that I won't be disappointed in the iPad Mini's display by any means.


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    10-24-2012 11:54 PM
  23. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    You know, the more I read and look at it on Apple's site, the more intrigued I am on one. Especially the weight of reading books on it and easier portability.
    10-25-2012 12:22 AM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm more than likely going to get the iPad Mini. I've wanted a smaller tablet for a while. Don't get me wrong, I love the retina display on my current iPad 3, however, I think the 1024X768 resolution at 163 ppi on a 7.9" screen will be nice enough that I won't be disappointed in the iPad Mini's display by any means.
    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Makes sense on a lot of levels...
    10-25-2012 12:30 AM
  25. jlarkins08's Avatar
    I'm definitely getting one.. 32GB $429 to be exact... The mini is what I wanted for a long time I always thought the iPad was too big for me and not portable enough.. (Just my opinion).. I'm looking to replace my 2 year old iPod touch 4gen 32GB with the mini.. I'm sick of my iPod crashing on apps and when I browse the web.. I won't be getting rid of my iPod touch though.. I will continue to use it as "well" an iPod.. Lol


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    10-25-2012 12:59 AM
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