1. nat750's Avatar
    Dropping down to a mini allowed me to go 64gb 3/4g rather than the usual 32gb Wifi I always got with the original size iPads. I love the mini & I'm really looking forward to it getting a retina display & a bump up in processor. But until then I can easily cope with the current iPad mini & can't see myself going back to the full size iPad. I love it.
    05-16-2013 05:35 PM
  2. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Well since the iPad came out I always wanted one but really didn't know if I should considering I have an iPod and have an iPhone I always felt that the iPad was a bit to big.. But once I seen that they made a iPad mini and I went to see the sample in stores I just had to get one it was affordable and I like the look and the size of the mini it's very easy to carry around and it's not to heavy.. iPad maybe have a bigger screen but I think the iPad mini screen is just big enough
    05-16-2013 07:31 PM
  3. lmpotthoff's Avatar
    I was a die-hard Pocket PC fan in the early 90s. Then became a crazy Blackberry fan in the late 90s. Then graduated to become tunnel visioned Android for the new mellinium. I was nuts over Android. Last year my phone contract was up and I decided to do something new. I purchased a iPhone 5 knowing that I had my GS3 as a back up if I was disappointed. Well, hell, guess who has my GS3 now? Someone else! iOS is awesome in EVERY way. I haven't had the slightest urge to go back. I don't have to go into specifics as this forum is the very reason I decided on purchasing my iPad Mini. I have it surgically attached to my fingers with my thumbs free. It will take a miracle of science for another manufacturer to create something that comes close to the Mini and iOS.
    05-17-2013 02:31 PM
  4. JobSteves's Avatar
    I'm sure the ipad retina will come out, but understand when the Ipad mini w/ retina comes out talk of ipad mini 3 will be going around.
    Unless the ipad mini 3 is the first mini with retina hmmm???
    05-21-2013 12:05 PM
  5. bermie2000's Avatar
    Honestly, the MAIN reason I got the mini was because I couldn't do PTPP VPN on my playbook and I was tired of having to take my laptop whenever I would go away for work (in the event I needed to get sometime minor from my work computer).
    Then, I played with an ipod touch for a while, and, after getting used to it, decided to get the mini, as I could do everythign I needed on the touch as well, but the screen was too small. So far, I'm happy with my decision.
    05-21-2013 12:41 PM
  6. TitansJonne#CB's Avatar
    i had a nexus 7. nice device, but sad to see lag on a stock android device. That was the last straw for me. switched to iphone grabbed a mini and added a Apple TV to complete the ecosystem.



    Sent from the Death Star the The Force
    06-07-2013 01:45 AM
  7. Hackaveli's Avatar
    Graduation Present!
    06-07-2013 02:13 AM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    A 7" tablet makes a great adjunct to a computer; a 10" tablet can replace it.
    06-07-2013 04:25 PM
  9. anthony81586's Avatar
    As probably most of you know that the nexus 7 has better screen resolution and better specs. Why did you guys decided to get the iPad mink instead of the nexus 7 knowing this? I need your opinions. I currently own a nexus 7 that I brought 3 weeks ago but 2 days ago was my first time seeing and holding an iPad mini. And that thing is beautiful I think I will need to sell this nexus 7 and buy the iPad mini Asap.
    You might've answered your own question there lol. But I'm Aldine guessing the OS preference and the app selection will be another popular answer lol

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    06-15-2013 05:31 AM
  10. mynameis's Avatar
    I really wish I would use an iPad mini. It's just that everything is so accessible on my phone that I don't feel the need to use it. I had a Nexus 7 and I loved it, but never used it. But I do love my iPhone. Maybe I would like the iPad or iPad mini.
    06-15-2013 06:30 AM
  11. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I really wish I would use an iPad mini. It's just that everything is so accessible on my phone that I don't feel the need to use it. I had a Nexus 7 and I loved it, but never used it. But I do love my iPhone. Maybe I would like the iPad or iPad mini.
    I felt the same exact way up until just a few days ago. I had a Kindle Fire and ONLY read books on it. For reading and the Amazon kindle ecosystem it was top notch. After 4 months, I was over it. I really wanted to do more and returned to using mainly my phone. Just the other day I decided that I wanted something to carry with me to nursing school in the fall, needed something that my textbooks could be carried around on (most are available through Amazon), and already having the iPhone and a Macbook Pro, this would be the perfect thing to add. A full sized iPad just seems way too bulky for me to be carrying around all the time. Especially on the day I am going to have class and work. I certainly don't want to be carrying around my laptop bag and my backpack, plus my bag for work. It just seems crazy.

    I was going to wait for the next generation to come out, but the retina screen (possibility) doesn't bother me and I have the money now to get one. Dropping from full to part time is going to put a money crunch on me for a few months and getting one now could happen.
    06-15-2013 12:32 PM
  12. mynameis's Avatar
    I felt the same exact way up until just a few days ago. I had a Kindle Fire and ONLY read books on it. For reading and the Amazon kindle ecosystem it was top notch. After 4 months, I was over it. I really wanted to do more and returned to using mainly my phone. Just the other day I decided that I wanted something to carry with me to nursing school in the fall, needed something that my textbooks could be carried around on (most are available through Amazon), and already having the iPhone and a Macbook Pro, this would be the perfect thing to add. A full sized iPad just seems way too bulky for me to be carrying around all the time. Especially on the day I am going to have class and work. I certainly don't want to be carrying around my laptop bag and my backpack, plus my bag for work. It just seems crazy.

    I was going to wait for the next generation to come out, but the retina screen (possibility) doesn't bother me and I have the money now to get one. Dropping from full to part time is going to put a money crunch on me for a few months and getting one now could happen.
    You legitimately helped me make my decision. I am going to be going to best buy tomorrow and getting one.

    Thanks!
    06-15-2013 03:53 PM
  13. zachpenguin's Avatar
    No problem. I'm glad that my experiences have helped somebody.
    06-15-2013 06:08 PM
  14. mynameis's Avatar
    No problem. I'm glad that my experiences have helped somebody.
    Hey, me too! Haha. Thanks again.
    06-15-2013 08:16 PM
  15. localhost8080's Avatar
    I had the original ipad, which got stolen. I was going to get the ipad2, but decided to hold off for a bit.

    then they released a new ipad and the ipad mini.

    I was going to go for the nexus7. but was a little unsure because it didnt have ios and wouldnt be great with the rest of my devices (iphone 4s and macbook air)

    I think the big ipad is too big for what I need. I have a 13" macbook air, which is perfect, so I went for the ipad mini and couldnt be happier
    06-16-2013 08:17 AM
  16. mynameis's Avatar
    Is there any way to edit videos on an iPad mini? Maybe an app?
    06-17-2013 02:08 AM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    Is there any way to edit videos on an iPad mini? Maybe an app?
    iMovie for iPad

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imov...mUvbUpU2040559
    06-17-2013 09:57 AM
  18. mynameis's Avatar
    Is it a good editing app?
    06-17-2013 11:26 AM
  19. ngc's Avatar
    Various factors:
    - Size
    - Stability of iOS
    - Apps made specially for tablets
    - Apps better made
    - Already have an iPhone so I have lots of already bought apps
    - Accessories (I have my lightning connector speakers)
    06-28-2013 10:37 AM
  20. SouthernDroid's Avatar
    I got my iPad Mini because I spent a fair amount of money on apps when I had my iPhone 4s. What [displeases me] is the fact that most of those apps are "phone only" versions, and look really distorted on my iPad Mini.

    edited for language
    Last edited by kch50428; 07-01-2013 at 02:50 PM. Reason: Language
    07-01-2013 02:29 PM
  21. JoyfulHeart35's Avatar
    I've been tempted to picked up one but I haven't just yet
    07-01-2013 06:42 PM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Well, as you can see from my user name, I was excited to buy a Nexus 7 and a Nexus 4 several months ago. I kind of got bored with both although I still use them every day.
    I bought both of those back in February.

    In June, I decided to buy a 32GB AT&T black Mini and my only problem with it was that I wish I would have bought it a lot sooner!

    I installed all the same apps that I had running on my Nexus 7 onto my Mini and that was when I realized that many of the apps for the Nexus 7 are just simply scaled up phone apps so that they can fill the screen on the 7 or other Android tablet.

    It is clear to me that the app developers favor iOS due to the app quality I have seen.

    Also, the screen on the Mini is much better than I thought it would be. Sure I occasionally notice the pixels for a second or two but when watching HD videos or streams, it is simply amazing. I've owned it for three weeks now and still don't have it in a case yet although I bring it with me every day to my job.

    Battery life is also AMAZING. I've gotten as much as 14 hrs usage on my Mini but average about 12.

    What did I hate on the Nexus 7? Battery life was the worst. There were times when I barely used it for 30 minutes and had 50% battery life 12 hrs later. My Mini can go 8 hrs with light usage and still have 98-100% battery left. The app quality was the second biggest thing and I mentioned that above.

    At this point in time, you can't take my Mini from me but you can have my Nexus 7.
    melbsteve likes this.
    07-02-2013 07:13 AM
  23. aera's Avatar
    I bought my iPad mini as somewhat of an impulse buy. After driving 3 hours to the beach with my 3 year old and 1 year old very restless in the backseat. My wife and I tried letting them watch YouTube clips of their favorite cartoons on my wife's iPhone (I was using my iPhone as the GPS or we would have had one for each kid).

    After arriving at the beach and checking into the hotel, I walked over to the Walmart that was down the street to grab some things we forgot to pack. I made my usual pass through electronics to see if there were any new accessories I might want. And decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on the iPad mini. I guess I should mention that I had been wanting an iPad for a good bit now, I saw this as a good reason to go ahead and grab it.

    And as I had hoped it drastically improved the ride home. Before we left the hotel I downloaded a few episodes of cartoons and we hit the road without a peep from the backseat. And in the end I got the iPad I had been after.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    07-06-2013 10:29 PM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    I bought one on release engraved direct from china for my wife's bday she's loves it .. Myself on the other hand I like my ipad 4 more I just like the bigger size


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    07-06-2013 10:52 PM
  25. ifellasleep's Avatar
    I bought a ipad mini during the Christmas season and it arrived the day after Christmas. I am a heavy user, I know a lot of people say that so you may be asking what makes you a power you may ask? I can drain my 16gig 3g Mini in about five hours of usuage. In the Mini defense I am streaming Pandora, gaming, or doing some other battery intensive activity Normal usage I average about 18 hours on wifi, 6-8 on 3g depending what your doing. Audio barely affects battery meanwhile video last maybe two viewings of any Pirates of The Carribean or two viewings of Lord of The Rings or Star Wars. I purchase this to kill boredom,help with waiting in long lines, ignoring people right next to me who want to have pesky conversations. Screen is not bad,the size fits in pockest
    07-11-2013 08:56 PM
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