1. dalaen's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    With the iPad event coming in the next week, I'm considering refreshing my entire system.
    I currently own an iPad full size, which is very great but bulky when compared to what could be the iPad 5.

    Thinking about which iPad getting, I thought "why not getting both?"
    This may sound foolish, but it would give me the pros of both devices. Full size iPad for watching movies and home usage. Shrunken iPad mini for being on-the-go (work & school).

    However, I am missing data to make my mind here, as I never had an iPad mini (Retina display is a must-have for me.)
    That's why I am asking you, who own already an iPad mini: do you think owning both full-size iPad and iPad mini would be foolish?

    I like the form factor / handy factor of the iPad mini with its shrunken form. But I want to be able to watch movies and videos on a big screen estate.
    10-17-2013 05:32 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If you have the resources... and want to do it... do it. No need to explain to anyone...
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    10-17-2013 05:37 PM
  3. dalaen's Avatar
    I am actually asking if some people already considered this with the last (and still current) generation for example. Or if some people actually have both devices.

    My fear is that in such a situation, I would find myself thinking there's one device too much.
    10-17-2013 05:59 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    If you have resources, do it, if after you feel it's to much sell one.
    10-17-2013 06:19 PM
  5. EauRouge's Avatar
    I am actually asking if some people already considered this with the last (and still current) generation for example. Or if some people actually have both devices.

    My fear is that in such a situation, I would find myself thinking there's one device too much.
    With your current set up (full size ipad) do you find yourself wishing it was a bit more portable and that you could take it more places? If so, go for the ipad mini. To be perfectly honest, even if you have an infinite amount of resources, if you have both I believe that one will just sit and collect dust. Either way you will find yourself using one device much more often than the other. Only you can know the answer to that
    10-17-2013 08:27 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Well I don't personally own both but have both in my household I have the iPad and the kids have minis.
    If I had both I don't think they would both get used though unless one was wifi only and the other LTE. In that case it would be more like one for home and one for on the go, and that could be done with 2 of any size, not necessarily one of each.
    And even in that scenario I think I would just get the LTE one and use it at home and on the go. I can't see any real reason to have both.
    But if you have the money and it makes you happy, then why not?
    10-17-2013 09:23 PM
  7. dalaen's Avatar
    Thank you for your answers!
    Nah, if I'm asking, it's in order to not make a mistake overspending money. Otherwise I wouldn't have asked and just bought everything.
    But I couldn't figure out myself if it'd be stupid to own both. You have shown me here that one of them would definitely take the dust.

    So now I'll make my mind between full-size and the mini. If they're likely to get the same A7(X) chips in them, then it's just a matter of screen size (and hence weight).

    Thanks for sharing your experiences!
    10-18-2013 04:41 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm guessing the mini will get the current iPads A6X chip and a new iPad an A7X.
    10-18-2013 07:57 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thank you for your answers!
    Nah, if I'm asking, it's in order to not make a mistake overspending money. Otherwise I wouldn't have asked and just bought everything.
    But I couldn't figure out myself if it'd be stupid to own both. You have shown me here that one of them would definitely take the dust.

    So now I'll make my mind between full-size and the mini. If they're likely to get the same A7(X) chips in them, then it's just a matter of screen size (and hence weight).

    Thanks for sharing your experiences!
    I know people that own both and it seems to work out well for them. As far as both new iPads getting the A7, I think the full size iPad will get it while the Mini gets the A6X.
    10-18-2013 08:35 AM

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