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iPad mini

Unread postby Oskar45 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:51 am

While I'm still running on iPad 1, do you think it's worth to get one of these latest gadgets?
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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:37 pm

Oskar45 wrote:While I'm still running on iPad 1, do you think it's worth to get one of these latest gadgets?


Not specifically unless there is a really compelling reason and I don't see any features that the iPad3 doesn't have.
One thing I am confused about is the other iPad released at the same time... The specifications seem to be the same as an iPad3 but with the iPhone5 dock connector. The media called it an iPad4.. but what is the difference..?
I haven't seen anything in the documentation or developer site that tells me I have to code differently for the iPad mini as far as I have stumbled across so far...
I have one function that tells me the device from an ioctrl() or sysioctl() or something... iPhone3GS, iPhone 4S, iPad2 (Wifi), etc ... So that might want to be updated for the iPad mini but otherwise...
I bought an iPad2 because my end users said they had issues on the iPad2 that weren't evident on the iPad3. Turns out not to be the case and it was on special anyway...
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If you are still running on an iPad1 then do you see the apps in the app store that end in (HD)... Those are retina specific and higher resolution so
Can you run iOS6 on an iPad1...? If not then no Siri...love it or loath it.... You'd get sharper clearer images on a Retina display than on an iPad1.

The only question I would ask myself is "am I feeling rich?"... Yes, then blow some money on a new toy... Otherwise I don't need it, unless its for work or something.

I'd consider an Android but I already have an Android tablet and I really really hate Java unless there is real money in it..

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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:32 pm

PymbleSoftware wrote:
Oskar45 wrote:While I'm still running on iPad 1, do you think it's worth to get one of these latest gadgets?


Not specifically unless there is a really compelling reason and I don't see any features that the iPad3 doesn't have.


Ipad4 was a speed bump over ipad3; approx 2x CPU, plus new lightning connector. While iPad mini has the same resolution of the iPad1; 1024x768, the physical screen size is smaller yielding a better pixel per inch above the ipad1. I haven't actually seen one, so I reserve judgement for now. Personally, I have no use for the smaller iPad line-up. I'll wait for the next iPad; I got the iPad3 and iPhone5 when they came out. The older iPads goto the studio, and the observatory for retirement.
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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby ShadeOfBlue » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:11 am

I don't really see the point of a smaller iPad. If they made a 2x bigger version, now that would be interesting :)

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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby hamei » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:11 am

ShadeOfBlue wrote:I don't really see the point of a smaller iPad. If they made a 2x bigger version, now that would be interesting :)

A mini is just a Touch, so really ... I remember playing with a Touch and thinking "If this were a little bigger it could be useful."

The iPad could be pretty neat if it were more of a computer. Maybe someone will hack that new Mickeysoft thing.

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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:55 am

Had a chance to handle the iPad Mini. Not bad at all! Am tempted to get me one...
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Re: iPad mini

Unread postby indyman007 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:13 am

I have one. I like it.
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