1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not impressed with the battery, display nor the processor. It doesn't bring anything new to the table over the iPad 3 besides size. Apple grade would be a high-quality display and something new with the hardware. Both are missing on the iPad mini.
    Your definition of Apple grade seems to be more about personal preference. People wanted a smaller designed iPad for a reasonable price and Apple introduced the mini to them and sales are through the roof. I haven't come across widespread news coverage of people showing disdain for the iPad Mini and calling it less than Apple grade, but I have seen coverage of how it has possibly cannibalizes the full sized iPad. Even in this very thread, you can read about people suggesting to the OP to get the mini. Still, not everyone likes it. As I've stated many times before, that's why we have choices. Anyway, thanks for the reply and have a great day...
    03-21-2013 10:19 AM
  2. TejasBH's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply.

    To the OP, smaller houses smaller living rooms smaller displays. You get the flow. If you can afford to get the iPad 3, I suggest you do since the iPad Mini does not feel as durable as the iPad 3 nor is it as well designed as the iPad 3.
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    03-21-2013 10:38 AM
  3. wolfedude88's Avatar
    I love the ipad mini, it's about perfect size. With that said it does need a better processor and better display. With both of them, I wouldn't even look at another tablet.
    03-21-2013 10:41 AM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Sold the 3. Bought the mini. No regrets at all.
    03-26-2013 02:07 PM
  5. linsiris's Avatar
    Sticking to the OP question no, I don't justify having both iPads (and less if you have an iPhone). I have a 3, got a mini as a gift for my brother and iPhone 5 and an iPod touch.
    Was very reluctant of the mini initially I've been playing with it for the last 2 weeks, have to admit that the form factor is great, a lot more portable than the 3 and all, but yes lack of retina is something I notice, still for taking notes, reading, pdf marking and such I prefer the 3 a lot more since I can cover more of the screen also while web browsing (I find myself zooming a lot more in the mini) I still can carry the 3 on my purse or backpack with no problem since I'm not on the go all the time.

    Besides both devices are basically iPads, it's not justified from my point of view, get one or the other and put that extra money somewhere else.

    But I can see myself in the future getting a mini (specially if it comes with retina) when my settings change and I have to be back running from one place to another.
    03-26-2013 05:51 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    It all depends on what you want. If you want the larger screen, faster processor, and retina display, stick to the iPad 3. If you want a smaller screen, slower processing, and standard definition screen, get the mini.

    As far as having both, I can see it if there are multiple parties using them, but for one person, I don't see a need. I personally use the full size iPad right now while I wait for a mini with a faster processor. I think the mini is plenty big enough for iPad tasks, but I can't justify buying a slower iPad when the full size is faster. Hopefully this will change when the mini 2 is announced this year.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-26-2013 06:23 PM
  7. tlo07's Avatar
    I've had my iPad mini about a week now and I love it! There are some things I prefer to use the iPad mini for-- I take it with me every day since it fits so nicely in my purse and is so light. I use it for "on-the-go" surfing, email, movie/tv watching, and I use it for reading books (I prefer to read books on the mini even when I'm at home and have the iPad 3 at my disposal). There are some things I prefer to use my iPad 3 for-- If I'm going to surf or watch TV/movies AT HOME I will default to the iPad 3. I wasn't intending to keep the iPad 3 after purchasing the mini but I just can't seem to part with it. I'm glad I have both.
    03-28-2013 06:52 PM
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