1st gen iPad to Mini

greer451

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I have a 1st gen iPad and am looking at a mini. Would this be an upgrade or just a shrunken screen.

An upgrade. Here is a list of what the mini has compared to ipad 1.

Has a webcam 1.2 MP vs None
Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people

Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None
Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

More cores Dual core vs Single core
Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Latest and greatest OS iOS 6 vs iOS 4
Newer iOS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version

Has a gyroscope Yes vs No
Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation

Significantly faster sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark 1,426 ms vs 3,484 ms
2.4x faster sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark; better web browsing experience

Marginally newer Nov, 2012 vs May, 2010
Released over 2 years later

Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR)
8x faster Bluetooth

Lighter 308 g vs 730 g
2.4x lighter

Smaller 135 x 200 x 7 mm vs 244 x 191 x 13 mm
3.2x smaller

Sharper screen 163 ppi vs 131 ppi
More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Thinner 7 mm vs 13 mm
Around 50% thinner

Also Siri
 

jonathan2677

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Def a upgrade, I think it's even a upgrade from the ipad2 after that when it comes to the 3 then people are giving up better screen and processor for size so no longer a upgrade but a matter of preference! But I'd say def do it from the first gen ,soon apps and stuff won't even be compatible with that,apple no longer even sells it


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mgiven8

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I have a 1st gen iPad and am looking at a mini. Would this be an upgrade or just a shrunken screen.

I did this recently. I had a 1 since just after it came out and never upgraded. I just got a mini and really like it. I am noticing the faster speed when using/opening apps and browsing the most but it's an improvement overall.
 

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