1. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I was considering a 3rd gen iPad for my kids since the 2nd gen is toast but now I'm thinking the first gen mini. Do they need retina? Is 16g enough? They are 9 1/2 and almost 3 1/2. The Target deal really is motivating me.
    06-09-2014 06:01 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't think they need retina. My kids have been using the iPad mini since they were released and they were 5 and 9 at the time. They don't know what they are missing with retina. Also 16GB is probably enough unless you want put lots of video on it.
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    06-09-2014 06:05 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm with Karen. They do not need the retina display. My youngest son enjoys the iPad Mini (non-retina) a great deal and so do I.
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    06-09-2014 06:16 PM
  4. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I'm with Karen. They do not need the retina display. My youngest son enjoys the iPad Mini (non-retina) a great deal and so do I.
    So that's your tablet of choice too?
    06-09-2014 06:18 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So that's your tablet of choice too?
    For now.......I use my iPhone more than anything else so it is my preferred device and the one I put a great deal of stock in, so to speak.
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    06-09-2014 06:19 PM
  6. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    @JD how many gig did you get the kids?
    06-09-2014 06:27 PM
  7. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    For now.......I use my iPhone more than anything else so it is my preferred device and the one I put a great deal of stock in, so to speak.
    I was crazy over my iPad and didn't understand why my gf didn't use hers. She said the phone was easier. She has 4 kids. Then I has another baby....lol So you hoping for a phablet?
    06-09-2014 06:28 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    @JD how many gig did you get the kids?
    My iPad Mini is the 64 GB model and has tons of games on it, but I'm not even close to filling it up yet...lol
    06-09-2014 06:51 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was crazy over my iPad and didn't understand why my gf didn't use hers. She said the phone was easier. She has 4 kids. Then I has another baby....lol So you hoping for a phablet?
    I've had thee iPad 2 and now the iPad Mini, and I used them both for various things, but I never even came close to using them as much as my iPhone. It is the one device that is always with me, followed by my Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. To answer your question, I'm currently not in the market for phablet, but I will keep an open mind to whatever Apple introduce in the form of a larger iPhone.
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    06-09-2014 06:55 PM
  10. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    My iPad Mini is the 64 GB model and has tons of games on it, but I'm not even close to filling it up yet...lol
    Ru sharing that with the kid? I was given a 64 too having stuffed my 16g phone. 😍
    06-09-2014 07:03 PM
  11. Algus's Avatar
    Unless you have some specific use cases, 16 GB G1 Minis ought to be just fine. The older child will probably want to save more stuff to his/her tablet but if he/she hasn't owned a device yet, an entry level unit will be good to get started. 16 GB is a lot of space for iOS. It's actually hard to use up unless you start storing a lot of videos and music locally but with how many streaming services there are now, even that isn't as much of an issue.


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    06-09-2014 07:08 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My kids have their own 16GB iPad minis and I have a 64 GB iPad Air for myself. part of the reason I got them iPads was so that I didn't have to share (I had an iPad 2 at the time they got the minis, I think).
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    06-09-2014 07:10 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Unless you have some specific use cases, 16 GB G1 Minis ought to be just fine. The older child will probably want to save more stuff to his/her tablet but if he/she hasn't owned a device yet, an entry level unit will be good to get started. 16 GB is a lot of space for iOS. It's actually hard to use up unless you start storing a lot of videos and music locally but with how many streaming services there are now, even that isn't as much of an issue.


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    Both my kids manage to fill up their iPads with apps and various photos and videos they take. But both know how to delete stuff when they want something new and don't have room for it.
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    06-09-2014 07:12 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Ru sharing that with the kid? I was given a 64 too having stuffed my 16g phone.
    Definitely yes, but he uses it a great deal more than I do, but hey, it keeps him off of my iPhone. Also, I have restrictions enabled and set accordingly and I've hidden the App Store, disabled in-App purchases, etcetera. Our arrangement is working out quite well.
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    06-09-2014 07:12 PM
  15. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    She has an off brand that when she was grounded decided to die. She went old school to my Zune which has a ton of songs but I could put them on Google Music to stream. You can't stream on iOS can you? I've used Amazon, Spotify my fave but the ads aren't necessarily kid appropriate so so she would have to stream/dl her music collection.
    06-09-2014 07:13 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    She has an off brand that when she was grounded decided to die. She went old school to my Zune which has a ton of songs but I could put them on Google Music to stream. You can't stream on iOS can you? I've used Amazon, Spotify my fave but the ads aren't necessarily kid appropriate so so she would have to stream/dl her music collection.
    iTunes Match may be what you need. Check it out via the following link.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/
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    06-09-2014 07:17 PM
  17. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    That's what Match is for! I got it on Google free. I'm streaming Spotify now.
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    06-09-2014 07:20 PM
  18. Algus's Avatar
    I stream from Amazon. I buy most of my music through Amazon because of auto rip and the only place I have my entire collection downloaded is on my Mac. I've used Amazon MP3, iTunes, and Google Play Music to stream. They're all pretty good.


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    06-09-2014 07:21 PM
  19. rayz336's Avatar
    I was considering a 3rd gen iPad for my kids since the 2nd gen is toast but now I'm thinking the first gen mini. Do they need retina? Is 16g enough? They are 9 1/2 and almost 3 1/2. The Target deal really is motivating me.
    That Target deal is motivating me as well
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    06-09-2014 08:06 PM
  20. phreddyl's Avatar
    We bought a mini for my 10 year old niece. It's perfect!
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    06-09-2014 08:09 PM
  21. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I stream from Amazon. I buy most of my music through Amazon because of auto rip and the only place I have my entire collection downloaded is on my Mac. I've used Amazon MP3, iTunes, and Google Play Music to stream. They're all pretty good.


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    I was using Amazon until I couldn't upload an album that wasn't in their catalog. I could with Google.
    06-09-2014 08:16 PM
  22. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    We bought a mini for my 10 year old niece. It's perfect!
    16g?
    06-09-2014 08:17 PM
  23. phreddyl's Avatar
    We bought her a 32 just in case. She takes a lot of video. She likes to do her own music videos lol...
    06-09-2014 08:22 PM
  24. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    When I was a kid I pushed a rock with a stick...
    ...and I had to share the stick with my sister.
    06-10-2014 01:10 PM
  25. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    They don't need the retina display, but there is a good chance that the original mini and the iPad 2 are not going to get iOS 9.
    06-10-2014 01:25 PM
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