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Ipad Mini still a good device to buy?

08-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
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Ipad Mini still a good device to buy?

Hi everybody,

I'm looking to get a new ipad today or within a few days. I'm returning my nvidia shield tablet because I found a defect with it (2 hairline cracks on the corner of the device). I've decided I want to come back to ipad for the wider selection of games than on android.

With that said I have $326 bucks to shop around for a new device. Is an ipad mini worth it still to buy now days? Or should I save up for a mini with retina display maybe?
08-27-2014, 10:00 AM
iPad mini stills good but only if you don't mind to not have retina display, so pixel in. If yes, then yeah totally worth it.

08-27-2014, 10:28 AM
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It looks great with both screens make sure it is compatible with iOS8 and then go for it.
08-27-2014, 10:40 AM
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I like my mini, except for the fact that it only has 16gb storage. And really, not that much if you count for the OS. As far as a retina display, well, I easily can live without it. I think the screen looks very good.

When mine dies, though, I think I will be going Android because I want the extra storage without having to dip into my kids college fund. When I read how much profit APPLE, and only APPLE makes on storage, it really pissed me off. I bought a 64gb SD card for about $30 for my phone..... imagine what Apple would charge you.
08-27-2014, 11:53 AM
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Location: uk
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I love my mini, retina doesn't bother, but if mine dies I'll get the mini retina if I can afford it, if not then I'll either get another regular mini or an android.

I loooove my mini.
08-27-2014, 03:10 PM
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Location: NJ
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Just got out of Staples picked one up for $269 and got a case as well.

Last edited by xxteargodxx; 08-27-2014 at 07:52 PM.
08-28-2014, 08:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
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Looks like I'm going back to Staples Sunday since Best Buy is discounting iPads to $199 and I'll get some money back.
08-28-2014, 12:02 PM
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iPad mini is getting a bit older with a slower processor and might need a change in about an year because games might not work properly. So, I'll suggest to buy a retina mini instead of it. It will be good for atleast 2 years.
Not much gaming? Mini is definitely the choice.

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08-31-2014, 10:02 AM
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I have an iPad mini retina 128GB and it rocks. If I was buying an iPad now, I would probabaly wait until October to see what this year's lineup is then get the newest one.
09-01-2014, 01:54 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
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I'm looking forward to seeing it the larger iPads are true and if so what innovations they bring, the tablet space has matured a lot and Apple need to make some serious additions to compete.