1. LCW's Avatar
    I don't know why I'm even considering, but I'm debating selling my ipad 3 and getting a mini. The slightly smaller form factor would make it more usable. One reason I don't drag my ipad around more is the size and weight. But I love the screen (retina). Not sure how well I'd handle the non-retina screen, but I never though my ipad 2 looked "bad"... ipad mini would be slightly sharper being that it has smaller pixels and high ppi (163 vs 128? or something like that)...
    Sophos likes this.
    10-26-2012 02:30 PM
  2. sunrat39's Avatar
    I would wait and see the screen my self. I don't know what this IGZO display brings to the table yet. I have been kind of thinking the same thing myself but I will wait and see it on display.
    10-26-2012 03:24 PM
  3. fordgirl14's Avatar
    I don't plan on getting rid of my iPad 3 anytime soon. I ordered a mini and I am anxious to see the two screens side by side.
    10-26-2012 03:52 PM
  4. LCW's Avatar
    I did downgrade from an iphone 4 to a 3GS once... it was a bit painful but then you get used to it... then you get an iphone 4 again and it's amazing

    so this would be similar lol
    10-26-2012 05:02 PM
  5. swandy's Avatar
    I have the iPad 3 and preordered the Mini. Am planning on getting rid of the 3 if I like the Mini - won't keep both - but will make final decision when I actually see the Mini and how it works.
    10-26-2012 05:38 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    I have the iPad 3 and preordered the Mini. Am planning on getting rid of the 3 if I like the Mini - won't keep both - but will make final decision when I actually see the Mini and how it works.
    I am selling my iPad 3, however, I haven't fully decided on whether the Mini will replace it or not.
    10-26-2012 08:36 PM
  7. vassago's Avatar
    I sold my 32gb iPad 3 for $407 on nextworth.com and bought a 32gb mini, so essentially it cost me $22 out of pocket. I've had all 3 previous iPad versions and I've been complaining about the weight of the 3rd gen for a while. I'm really not worried about going backwards from having a retina iPad. My wife's iPad 2 still looks great, and the mini has a higher ppi so I'm sure it will do just fine until next year when I'm sure I'll upgrade again I probably won't buy another full size iPad until they reduce the bezel a bit and make it a little lighter.
    10-26-2012 09:09 PM
  8. wolfman-fu's Avatar
    I wont be getting another ipad anything until the one I have quits working.
    Andy357 likes this.
    10-26-2012 09:09 PM
  9. PUBLICFARLEY's Avatar
    Yep. I sold my iPad 3 yesterday. Pre-ordered an iPad mini this morning.

    For me, I really want an "always with me, always available" tablet experience. While highly portable, my iPad 3 was too big and too awkward in many settings. Hoping the smaller form factor mini will fit the bill.
    10-26-2012 09:10 PM
  10. tool022611's Avatar
    If you don't want to downgrade from the retina just wait til next year or spring the way they're going for the upgraded mini. I just got a 64gig ipad 3 and won't be gettin rid of it for at least 2 years. I am upset they are comin out with the 4 already but my 3 is just as awesome as it was on the 22nd!
    10-26-2012 09:23 PM
  11. LCW's Avatar
    well I caved ... got a mini pre-ordered... black slate 32gb wifi model... will arrive 11/2... as swandy above is doing, I'll get it and decide if I like it, but I could really use the smaller size to make it more useful to me... my ipad 3 is under utilized (mostly since i got a MBP retina 15" back in the summer)
    10-26-2012 09:36 PM
  12. impaler's Avatar
    I don't know how I'd ever go from Retina to essetinally the resolution of the 3GS. I'd want to see it in person first and decide later. Next to my iPad Retina, my girlfriend's iPad 2 looks like an awful, pixelated mess.
    10-26-2012 09:44 PM
  13. stinkballs's Avatar
    On the fence as well about selling my ipad 3. I want to see how crisp they say text will be. If my pdfs are sharp enough, ill sell it AND the wifes ipad 2 and pick up another mini.

    Excited, arent you?
    10-26-2012 10:10 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    I don't know how I'd ever go from Retina to essetinally the resolution of the 3GS. I'd want to see it in person first and decide later. Next to my iPad Retina, my girlfriend's iPad 2 looks like an awful, pixelated mess.
    I doubt the iPad Mini's display will look like that of the 3GS. From what I've seen and read, the display is better than that of the iPad 2 which I didn't find that bad in all honesty.

    - - - Updated - - -

    well I caved ... got a mini pre-ordered... black slate 32gb wifi model... will arrive 11/2... as swandy above is doing, I'll get it and decide if I like it, but I could really use the smaller size to make it more useful to me... my ipad 3 is under utilized (mostly since i got a MBP retina 15" back in the summer)
    LOL, I also caved and ordered the iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T 64GB - White & Silver. Gonna be a loooong wait. *sigh*
    LCW likes this.
    10-26-2012 10:12 PM
  15. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    Not going mini. I wish they would have integrated the look of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini into the 4th generation iPad. I'm on the fence about selling my new iPad for the 4.

    I use my iPad with my apple Bluetooth keyboard as a laptop replacement. So I figure the screen of the mini may be about too small.
    10-26-2012 10:56 PM
  16. LCW's Avatar
    Not going mini. I wish they would have integrated the look of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini into the 4th generation iPad. I'm on the fence about selling my new iPad for the 4.
    In my case, I figured, sell the 3 now... get a mini... then wait it out for the ipad 5 which should have a new form factor...

    I use my iPad with my apple Bluetooth keyboard as a laptop replacement. So I figure the screen of the mini may be about too small.
    that i can understand... but since i have a MBP... no reason to have an ipad that's also a laptop replacement... which is why I the mini might suit me... but we shall see... I may hate it and return it. Or I may love it and stick to minis moving forward.
    10-26-2012 11:22 PM
  17. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    In my case, I figured, sell the 3 now... get a mini... then wait it out for the ipad 5 which should have a new form factor...



    that i can understand... but since i have a MBP... no reason to have an ipad that's also a laptop replacement... which is why I the mini might suit me... but we shall see... I may hate it and return it. Or I may love it and stick to minis moving forward.
    And this I can completely agree with. Maybe once the iPad mini gets an increase in specs, I will come around. I did have a Blackberry PlayBook and I really enjoyed the size as far as reading and web surfing were concerned.

    For now, I'm thinking of just the iPad. But I am always liable to walk into Apple, fall in love with the mini, and walk out a few hundred dollars poorer.
    10-26-2012 11:28 PM
  18. GreenDize12's Avatar
    Will be getting rid of the 3 for iPad mini with LTE. I don't care about pixel density or any of that Crap, just LTE. I am however, still debating about holding off until iOS 6 is Jailbroken or just go for it now and wait it out. I actually prefer to have my iPad to be Jailbroken.
    10-27-2012 12:22 AM
  19. OTACORB's Avatar
    I sold my 3 for $560 and pre-ordered the iPad Mini. I already have an iPhone 5 with the new lightening connector. So, I figured I'll sell my iPad 3, get an iPad mini, if the display though ends up being not acceptable (because I am spoiled) then I'll just return it. I can then opt to wait or go for the iPad 4 which will still give me the lightening connector, along with the better camera, processor etc.

    I am hoping the smaller iPad mini's display doesn't disappoint. This could be the first Apple product that ends up with lots of returns.
    LCW likes this.
    10-27-2012 01:03 AM
  20. LCW's Avatar
    Having all the same cables (ie. Lightning) will help reduce clutter... I bought 3 extra lightning usb cables for my iphone 5 (2 vehicle, 1 work). With another Lighting device, I can use all the same cables and not have to worry having the right cable or have double the cables.
    10-27-2012 02:18 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    I would have considered it if Mini was retina. I'll be sticking to my LTE iPad 3
    10-27-2012 02:45 PM
  22. Eileen89's Avatar
    I think some people are underestimating the screen quality on the iPad Mini. I've had retina on my iPad 3 for 7 months and don't think I'll have any issues at all adjusting to the resolution on the iPad Mini's screen.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    LCW likes this.
    10-27-2012 02:55 PM
  23. rednocturne307's Avatar
    I've only ever used my girlfriend's iPad 2 so I don't really have any experience with retina-quality tablets. I've never had any gripes or issues with the iPad 2 screen and the word is that the iPad mini's display is slightly better. I suppose ignorance is bliss, eh?
    robertk328 likes this.
    10-27-2012 03:12 PM
  24. Agpe17's Avatar
    REALLY shocked that so many people are giving up their 3 and retina display for a poorer quality display in the Mini. I was really surprised that Apple took a step backwards with display quality for the mini, especially now that it's still behind the Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD in display...

    I own an iPad 3, and my fianc has my old 2. I can't even look at the 2 for more than 2 minutes anymore without missing retina display. I mean, I get it...smaller size, portability factor. But what good are those things if the display is a leap BACK from what you're used to? This is all, of course, my OWN thought process and logic. I know I'd have buyer's remorse going from the beautiful retina display to a SLIGHTLY better iPad 2 display.

    REALLY wanted a mini before I saw the keynote, and now more than ever, will be sticking by my iPad 3.
    dbeddie15 and leathernuts#WP like this.
    10-27-2012 03:33 PM
  25. lonbeehold's Avatar
    I bought a 64G LTE iPad 3 on launch day. For what I do with the iPad (lots of reading and web surfing), the retina display made a huge difference from my iPad 2. I could never go back to a non-retina display. I'm anxious to see the form factor of the mini and may get one in the spring if it comes out with retina, but I am very happy with the current iPad 3 size. It's more likely that I'll move to whatever big iPad comes out in spring than to a mini.
    Tre likes this.
    10-27-2012 03:42 PM
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