1. melbsteve's Avatar
    Possessed a iPad2 before, was tempted to upgrade anyway and then this BEAUTY came around the corner. I guess it was love at first sight. Went to the store at release day, touched it, decided the screen size and quality was beautiful and left the store with my 64Gb white Pad mini. Today i'm using it more than ever, and am definitely not moving back to 9.7", i feel the mini is ideal.
    07-12-2013 06:53 AM
  2. alieannie's Avatar
    My son has the nexus 7 and while its good for him I knew I didn't want it because:
    1. I don't like android. Too much fragmentation and with all the widgets and general busyness it's too stimulating for my ADD brain. Like the simplicity of iOS.

    2. Battery life doesn't seem to be that great. Seems as if it dies too soon. My mini seems to last surprisingly long

    3. Design is less appealing than the mini

    4. I like being in the same ecosystem as my phone. I recently came from blackberry and got an iPhone 5 so it seemed logical to get a mini to replace my bb playbook
    07-16-2013 01:31 PM
  3. charlie fox's Avatar
    Coming from a Kindle Fire I like a smaller tablet. I had an iPad 1 and it was too big to comfortably use.


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    07-16-2013 03:44 PM
  4. canuck82's Avatar
    Just picked up the iPad mini. Love it so far
    08-12-2013 11:03 PM
  5. Brennybhoy's Avatar
    This year I'm considering an ipad mini, on condition of a retina display,
    Having had ipad 3 & 4 it would be a backward step, IMO.
    I'm also curious about the price, of iPad mini retina ?
    08-15-2013 07:32 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm also curious about the price, of iPad mini retina ?
    I think the price of the Mini 2 will be the same as the current iPad Mini. The Mini 1 will most likely drop by $100 after the Mini 2 launches giving customers 2 price points to choose from.
    08-15-2013 07:55 PM
  7. PhoneAddict's Avatar
    Having a 13" MacBook with flash memory the original iPad seemed like a duplicate item, so I avoided getting one for myself. My lovely wife got me a iPad Mini for my Birthday and I love it. Great size and functionality. Looking forward to exploring its possibilities.
    08-16-2013 05:20 AM
  8. Brennybhoy's Avatar
    I think the price of the Mini 2 will be the same as the current iPad Mini. The Mini 1 will most likely drop by $100 after the Mini 2 launches giving customers 2 price points to choose from.
    Even with a retina display ?? I'm hoping price stays
    08-16-2013 06:12 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    Even with a retina display ?? I'm hoping price stays
    Yes. even with a Retina display. Apple didn't increase the price of the iPad 3 when they added a retina display. They simply lowered the price of the iPad 2. I believe Apple will do the same with the Mini 2. Since it hasn't been released, this is just speculation on my part.
    Last edited by Irish Rose; 08-16-2013 at 07:24 AM.
    08-16-2013 06:50 AM
  10. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    As it was stated before. I also have so much invested in apple products. I have had the iPhone from day one and now have the 5 as well as the rest of my family having the 4s as well. Wife and daughters. I also have the ipad 2 but have told my wife that I was going to be purchasing the mini. I am in no way going to jump into the newest thing, ie galaxy s4 just because. I am not wanting to learn a whole new operations system either. I am content where I am at and as stated by many, the App Store is above all.


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    08-23-2013 12:12 PM
  11. rjkgr's Avatar
    didnt have a choice was playing the key game and was the best investment yet
    08-29-2013 05:03 PM
  12. o4liberty's Avatar
    After looking at several platforms and devices the mini stuck out from all the rest, it just works! The web browsing is awesome much better than android IMO.
    09-08-2013 08:59 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why did I choose the iPad Mini? I simply wanted one....
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    09-08-2013 09:02 PM
  14. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    My Precious!!!
    Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1378690302.962666.jpg
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    09-08-2013 09:31 PM
  15. ZanKuvy's Avatar
    Honestly, the main reason, at the beginning, was because it's the cheapest way to get a piece of iOS and all its apps but then, when I held it in my hands for the first time, I fell in love of how lightweight it is and it's a perfect fit for reading, typing and gaming.
    09-22-2013 03:06 PM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    For me, it's all about reading and e-books and content on the iPad Mini, and I already had so much content purchased before on various iDevices. It's the ecosystem that I have already invested in for some time, and things like Viz Manga and DCcomics and Marvel Comics just look better with their apps on iOS too. Most importantly the iBooks that I purchased in the iBookstore are there when I want to read them, and these things are iOS only reads so I'm pretty much set in a way on getting an iPad.

    I used to have the large iPad and I felt it was way too unwieldy and large for my liking, so I went for the smaller iPad Mini. I can live without retina on this thing when it is this portable. It has literally become my one stop shop for content nowadays, and as I'm a Blackberry phone user this is my worthy companion.

    I would have gone for the new generation Nexus 7, with the vastly better specifications, but without my iBooks I don't see how it makes sense for me unless I had too much cash to throw around for gadgets.
    09-26-2013 08:39 AM
  17. JadonL's Avatar
    Should I get one just for the hell of it? I have iphone and MacBook Pro.
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    10-02-2013 10:39 AM
  18. jayes's Avatar
    Had been wanting a mini for a while, but it was hard to justify the purchase because we already owned an ipad 2. Husband won a Kindle.. guess where that went? Yep.. on to Craig's list. Had to add to the purchase fund, but it was worth it. I actually prefer the mini to the ipad 2 because of portability. Fits in my purse.
    10-02-2013 07:10 PM
  19. wbkm85's Avatar
    i've gotten all since / on launch day

    ipad mini - just like the size better. only reason

    miss the screen from the 3 but its too big and cumbersome for what i use it for

    wouldn't go back to a big one now i don't think
    10-03-2013 05:07 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    Should I get one just for the hell of it? I have iphone and MacBook Pro.
    Love mine!
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    10-06-2013 10:37 AM
  21. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I won mine, lol.
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    10-10-2013 11:31 PM
  22. djstarion's Avatar
    So the iPad mini was my 3rd tablet. I previously owned a Kindle Fire 1st gen and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (What a name!)

    I loved how iPads were but I wasn't a fan of the size. I liked using my tablets previously to watch Netflix or read books or just browse the web anywhere. On the train, in bed, at home and I felt the iPad was just too bulky to have comfortably, especially laying in bed. The mini is a perfect size for me and lets me stay in the Apple ecosystem. Not to mention Android tablet app quality was still lacking, although I love how Google is starting to be proactive with developers about optimizing for tablets.
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    10-12-2013 09:45 PM
  23. Godsdragon's Avatar
    My first tablet was a Toshiba 10". Yeah it was huge it was 10 inches. Then, I invested in a Nexus seven last year. I did like it a lot!... then this year I took the plunge since I liked Nexus so much, and I invested in a Nexus second-generation.
    Well, I got it, and then I started experiencing hardware and perhaps software challenges.
    One thing led to another, I ended up returning it and then took the plunge with the iPad mini that I own now. I really I'm liking it a lot! It is turning out to be a learning curve but it is well worth it!
    10-16-2013 05:10 PM
  24. Aafterlon's Avatar
    I completely agree with each and every point you make. A superb piece of kit.
    10-18-2013 07:23 PM
  25. Godsdragon's Avatar
    My Precious!!!
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    10-20-2013 12:22 AM
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