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kscherer
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2021-09-14, 14:41

Best iPad ever? 709 thinks so, and that's all that matters.

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709
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2021-09-14, 14:56

Viva la mini!!!
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turtle
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2021-09-14, 15:02

I'm going to get one of these for Mrs T. The question is do I get her cellular or not. She won't put a SIM in it, but it gives true GPS which is REALLY handy.

She likes the pink color now too.

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2021-09-14, 15:45

Yeah, tempting to get this. I'm still on an iPad mini 2 (lol).
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2021-09-14, 15:51

Ok, I ordered the Pink 256GB Cellular for Mrs T. I figure the sooner I get it for her the better since it might have the delivery date push.
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kscherer
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2021-09-14, 15:53

The only iPad I have ever owned was a Mini 2. I loved it, but I just couldn't find a regular use for it that justified getting something new. I just can't get my head around owning one for the use I have. My iPhone fills my portable needs, and a Mac is required for everything else.

I really like the new Mini, and I really want one, but I just can't come up with a reason to own one other than "I want it", and that's not good enough for $499.

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2021-09-14, 16:01

The mini is a good 1st world thing when you don't want to sit at a computer but want a screen bigger than a phone. Mrs T mostly plays games and basic photo editing on her mini. This give more skills with the Pencil as an option. Does she need it, no but she has been looking forward to an upgrade to her current mini with the extra storage too. I didn't ask her about GPS, I just know it is handy and worth having.

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2021-09-15, 16:33

Another mark in its favor.

New iPad mini has 4GB RAM, the new 9th-generation iPad remains at 3GB).

There's just really nothing to dislike about this new mini, is there? A solid upgrade all around, this one.




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2021-09-15, 17:05

Only mini in your mind, it is!













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2021-09-15, 17:20

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Another mark in its favor.

New iPad mini has 4GB RAM, the new 9th-generation iPad remains at 3GB).

There's just really nothing to dislike about this new mini, is there? A solid upgrade all around, this one.
A bit much of a bezel, IMHO. But pretty great for its price.
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2021-09-15, 17:23

I think it's the same bezel width as the Air, but because it's so much smaller, it looks a bit … ungainly.

Still smaller than it was.
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2021-09-15, 17:27

I've been looking at pictures. It would've been cool if it were thinner and more "all screen", but that's very minor with me. That bit of bezel, since this device is larger than an iPhone (duh) and will require two hands to hold/operate (unless you just set it on a table or on your lap/knees) might give you a place for your thumb or hand to be without crossing over to the screen?

I know iOS (or iPadOS in this case?) is supposed to ignore that, but why not help it out by not having your thumb constantly parked on the display?
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2021-09-15, 17:32

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I think it's the same bezel width as the Air, but because it's so much smaller, it looks a bit … ungainly.

Still smaller than it was.
Yeah. The ratio of bezel to screen is a bit off.

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I've been looking at pictures. It would've been cool if it were thinner and more "all screen", but that's very minor with me. That bit of bezel, since it's larger than an iPhone and will require two hands to hold/operate (unless you just set it on a table or on your lap/knees) might give you a place for your thumb or hand to be without crossing over to the screen?
Yup.
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2021-09-15, 18:57

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2021-09-15, 19:40

I grabbed one of those nice, large straight-on PR shots from Apple's site and scaled it down to be 5.3" wide and 7.69" (dimensions given for the new mini at Apple's site) and printed it out, cut it out, spray-glued it to some foamcore (the number of times I've done this in my Apple-using life is just...well, sad ) but it's a great way to get a very accurate, dimensional mockup in hand of a new product that hasn't hit the streets yet. I've done this with various iPhones over the years...a nice little collection of foamcore/paper iPhones in my nightstand.

Yes, ladies...hard to believe I'm single, I know.

At 5.3" wide, it fits nicely in the hand, and then then it's mostly screen of course. That bezel shouldn't be any problem or hassle to deal with. Looked real nice. A great couch/bed kinda device, but a bit larger than the biggest iPhone but still well under the Air or Pro iPad and, therefore, maybe more comfortable/easy to use when slugging around.

Every time I mess with a normal-sized iPad (including the one I briefly owned back in late 2012/2013), it just seems like "there's no real good way to hold this thing" (lying in bed, reclining on couch). The mini has always kinda appealed to me, but I never liked how it often seemed like a neglected afterthought at times.

This new one seems like they really wanted to put out the best small iPad they could (A15, bigger display, Pencil 2 support, USB-C, 5G (I assume the previous model had neither of these), Center Stage and all the rest.

Sorry, 709...
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kscherer
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2021-09-15, 21:27

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I know you guys have conspired via PMs to goad me and I'm not falling for it.
Damn straight! You know we conspire to sabotage each other all the time. It's just your turn.
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turtle
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2021-09-17, 12:22

Pre-order sale already from Apple!
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2021-09-17, 12:54

That didn't take long.
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2021-09-17, 12:56

90% probability that I go with the Space Gray (again), but I really want to see Starlight in person before I pull the trigger. Could change my mind if it's as nice as it looks in the promo photos.

So it goes.
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2021-09-17, 13:23

Not gonna lie, kinda tempted to grab one of these......
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