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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2012, 01:33:54 PM »

I have two iPads (1G, wifi only) that I bought when they first came out and both are still in almost daily use.  While expensive I can say behind the computer and TV they are the most used electronic devices I've ever purchased.  I haven't seen any reason to upgrade though I expect to when the iPad 4 comes out.  I was really looking forward to these mini's though especially when the rumor was a $250 price point but at $329 and scaled down I just can't see it.  I was hoping to have a valid alternative to the iPad touch my wife wants for Christmas but this isn't it.
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« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM »

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
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« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
Is the resolution on the Mini worse than the iPad 2? 
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« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2012, 07:24:35 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
Is the resolution on the Mini worse than the iPad 2? 

Same resolution with a higher ppi
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« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2012, 07:31:16 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 25, 2012, 07:24:35 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
Is the resolution on the Mini worse than the iPad 2? 

Same resolution with a higher ppi
Thanks.  I'm used to my wife's iPad2, which I think looks good.
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« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2012, 12:50:53 AM »

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:31:16 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 25, 2012, 07:24:35 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
Is the resolution on the Mini worse than the iPad 2? 

Same resolution with a higher ppi
Thanks.  I'm used to my wife's iPad2, which I think looks good.

After having Retina I just can't imagine. Of course I say that now. As soon as I see one in the store I may throw my wallet at the cashier.
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« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2012, 01:04:42 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on October 26, 2012, 12:50:53 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:31:16 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 25, 2012, 07:24:35 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM

The only thing holding me back from jumping on a mini is the display. This is an iPad 2 minus  a couple of inches so the price isn't a problem for me. I am amazed that it weighs 7 oz and that is a huge draw. The screen resolution is the real turn off.
Is the resolution on the Mini worse than the iPad 2? 

Same resolution with a higher ppi
Thanks.  I'm used to my wife's iPad2, which I think looks good.

After having Retina I just can't imagine. Of course I say that now. As soon as I see one in the store I may throw my wallet at the cashier.

Yes after having a retina display iPad, I can't look at my wife's iPad 2 without thinking how bad it is in comparison.
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« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2012, 12:10:25 AM »

I thought it was funny to see this image greeting me on Amazon.com today:

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« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2012, 12:14:45 AM »

It's Gizmodo.  They're still butt sore that they've been blacklisted from Apple events after the stolen iP4 thing.
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« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2012, 03:15:06 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 29, 2012, 12:14:45 AM

It's Gizmodo.  They're still butt sore that they've been blacklisted from Apple events after the stolen iP4 thing.

That doesn't make it any less true though...
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« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2012, 04:55:29 PM »

40% bigger, no gimped UI, 5000% more native apps, not stretched phone apps, more real apps, longer battery life, weighs much less.  I have a Fire, the original and while the HD is definitely better, it is no iPad.

Just sayin' Apple could do the same thing.

Kindle does win hands down on the speakers though.
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« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2012, 06:01:27 PM »

I was going to post my impressions of the iPad Mini, but this post from Toucharcade pretty much covers it:

http://toucharcade.com/2012/11/05/a-weekend-with-the-new-ipad-mini-i-love-this-little-thing/

Yes, it feels a little slow in terms of browsing and loading, etc - particularly compared with the 4th gen.  And yes, I can see the difference in the resolution, particularly in text when browsing. 

But other than that, it's just fantastic.  This is the size/weight/form factor I wanted from the getgo, with access to almost all of the apps I want.  It holds perfectly in one hand, the weight makes it nearly effortless.  The form factor is sweet, it actually hid perfectly under one of those voting booklets you get in the mail.  This is something I honestly feel like you can just carry with you anywhere and everywhere, yet it's still big enough to give you a much better experience than the iPhone/iTouch.  Once they get the A6 and retina in here, it could actually take over the regular iPad. 
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« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2012, 06:29:59 PM »

I'm shocked about how light/thin it is.  Great size imo.  Will likely get one when they update the internals and give a higher resolution display.
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« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2012, 09:40:30 PM »

I love my iPad (3rd gen), but now that Apple is basically in a "tablet war" with umpteen other companies, some of whom are driving tablet prices down to "commodity levels," and it's inevitable Apple's tablet (and smartphone) market share will decline, maybe the best thing would be for them is to actually brainstorm a new product category that leaves everyone else going "What the hell is THAT thing?" and scrambling to chase them again.

If they can come up with something else relatively new again that leaves people here grumbling, "Why would I want a touchscreen phone? That's stupid!" or "What the hell's the point of a tablet without a keyboard? Tablets are dumb." etc., but that ultimately catches on and 50 other companies try to emulate, then they might have something.

I'm really not certain Apple as currently constituted is capable of that. They seem to be stuck on an "iteration after iteration after iteration" upgrading treadmill where they might add or subtract inches to their iPads and iPhones, they might eventually make them as thin as a pane of glass, but I just don't see much to indicate they have another New Idea beyond that where they could sort of enjoy their own market category for a while while everyone else catches up.

And I'm opining on that as a huge iOS fan, not a Hater.  icon_smile
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« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2012, 01:41:32 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on November 07, 2012, 09:40:30 PM

I love my iPad (3rd gen), but now that Apple is basically in a "tablet war" with umpteen other companies, some of whom are driving tablet prices down to "commodity levels," and it's inevitable Apple's tablet (and smartphone) market share will decline, maybe the best thing would be for them is to actually brainstorm a new product category that leaves everyone else going "What the hell is THAT thing?" and scrambling to chase them again.

If they can come up with something else relatively new again that leaves people here grumbling, "Why would I want a touchscreen phone? That's stupid!" or "What the hell's the point of a tablet without a keyboard? Tablets are dumb." etc., but that ultimately catches on and 50 other companies try to emulate, then they might have something.

I'm really not certain Apple as currently constituted is capable of that. They seem to be stuck on an "iteration after iteration after iteration" upgrading treadmill where they might add or subtract inches to their iPads and iPhones, they might eventually make them as thin as a pane of glass, but I just don't see much to indicate they have another New Idea beyond that where they could sort of enjoy their own market category for a while while everyone else catches up.

And I'm opining on that as a huge iOS fan, not a Hater.  icon_smile

The long-standing rumor is that they've been working on television with some kind of Siri-type interface.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/10/21/steve-jobs-on-tv-i-finally-cracked-it/
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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2012, 01:51:19 AM »

I got an iPad Mini this weekend. I wasn't really considering one because I have an ipad 3 and I was worried about the screen resolution.

Then I saw one.

It really is hard to put down. The form factor and build quality is amazing and it weighs 7 ounces. Color me impressed. About the screen resolution. Quite frankly I got over it in about a minute. A retina display would be gorgeous but it would also make it heavier or thicker.
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